The Connelly Family

Connelly family crest

(Crest No. 170. Plate 10.)

THE Connelly family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Heremon. The founder of the family was Eogan, ancestor of the Northern Hy Nials and son of Nial of the Nine Hostages, King of Ireland, A. D. 379. The ancient name was Conally and signifies “A Light.”

The possessions of the clan were located in the present Counties of Galway, Meath, and Donegal. The Connellys were also chiefs in Fermanagh.