Haly family genealogy

Of Ballyhaly, Co. Cork

Arms: Vert. three bars wavy ar. in chief a mullet pierced or. Crest: A mermaid with comb and mirror all ppr. Motto: Sapiens dominabitur astris.

THE O'h-Algaith or O'h-Algaich ("algach:" Irish, noble, brave), anglicised O'Haly and Haly, are descended from Cosgrach, son of Lorcan, who is No. 103 on the "O'Brien" (Kings of Thomond) pedigree; and are to be distinguished from the O'Ailches, who, although of the same descent, are a distinct family. (See the "Healy" pedigree.)

The O'Halys are of old standing in the county of Galway, as appears from the Four Masters, under A.D. 1232. The representative of the senior branch of the sept, in 1730, was Simon Haly, Esq., of Ballyhaly, who m. Eleanora, dau. of Teige O'Quinn, Esq., of Adare, an ancestor of the Earl of Dunraven.