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Kelly of Kellysgrove

© Donal G. Burke 2015 The Kelly family established as a landholding family in the townland of Kellysgrove, south of the town of Ballinasloe in east Galway from the mid seventeenth to the mid nineteenth century were of a different origin to the O Kellys of Uí Maine and are more correctly Kealys or Keallys. […]

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© Donal G. Burke 2015 Edward MacLysaght, writing in the mid-twentieth century in his ‘Irish Families, Their Names, Arms and Origins,’ stated that ‘the true sept of O Horan originated in County Galway whence they spread to County Mayo and are now fairly numerous in those Connacht counties.’ The arms of ‘O Horan of County […]

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