Ó Conghaile

Rev Patrick Woulfe
1923

Ó CONGHAILE—I—Conneely, Cunneely, (Connelly, Kennelly), &c.; 'descendant of Conghal' (high-valour); the name (1) of a family of the Ui Fiachrach, who were anciently seated at Killarduff, in the parish of Dunfeeny, Co. Mayo; (2) of an ecclesiastical family of Loch Erne who were connected with Devenish, Rossory and Lisgool; and (3) of an ecclesiastical family at Clonmacnoise. The anglicised forms of this surname cannot always be distinguished from those of Mac Conghaile, Mac Conghaola, and Ó Conghalaigh, which see. The last of these is sometimes substituted in the Annals for Ó Conghaile.

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