Muintir Uí Cheallaigh



A hearty welcome is extended to all who wish to learn more about the Kellys.
So if you are an Ó Kelly, Kelly, Kelley or Ó Ceallaigh, whatever the spelling and you are from the traditional locations of the Old Clans – Tyrone, Wicklow, Wexford, Kilkenny, Meath or Uí Maine, and indeed other far flung places throughout the world, this is the website for you!

The Association Muintir Uí Cheallaigh was inaugurated in Roscommonon 26 May 1995 in order to share knowledge, kinship and friendship among the Ó Ceallaighs,Ó Kellys and Kellys and to hold regular clan gatherings throughout the country.

All of us in the Clan are blessed with a noble and ancient name.
Our Clan is highly influential and respected throughout the world.

In 1351 William Boy held a great feast in his castle at Galley on the shores of Lough Ree, CountyRoscommon and as a result of it was responsible for the proverbial Failte Uí Cheallaigh.

Tadh Mor Ó Cheallaigh who fought with Brian Boru at the Battle of Clontarf in 1014 and from whose last words as he lay mortally wounded came our thrilling moto – “Turris Fortis Mihi Deus” (God is my strong tower).

If you would like to join us and become a member of our ancient clan all you have to do is go to our Registration  Page .

When you join our Clan you will have access to information we have gathered about our Clan.

Lots of information on the Famous members of our Clan such as the infamous Ned Kelly

Cutting edge information on our our DNA.