James Kealy, son and heir of William Kealy, was granted 612 acres at Kealye's Grove by patent dated 30 Feb 1678/9. The estate of William James Kelly, at Kellysgrove, Ahascragh, barony of Clonmacnowen, was offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates court in December 1850. In November 1884 the Irish Times reported that the lands of Kellysgrove had been offered for sale by the owner, John Bolton, but that the sale was adjourned due to lack of bidding.
- Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Kelly (Kellysgrove), 13 December 1850, Vol 4 Reel 2 (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
Contemporary printed sources
- LEWIS, Samuel. ''A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland''. London: S. Lewis & Co., 1837: Vol. 2, 61.
- DUTTON, Hely. ''Statistical and agricultural survey of the county of Galway''. Dublin: Royal Dublin Society, 1824. : 413
- PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS. ''15th Annual Report of the Commissioners of Public Records Ireland,'' 1825. Vol XVI, Appendix I, Grants under Acts of Settlement: 245
- ORDNANCE SURVEY NAME BOOKS, County Galway, http://places.galwaylibrary.ie/default.html: Ahascragh Parish
- WILSON, William. ''The Post-Chaise Companion or Travellers Directory Through Ireland''. The author: Dublin, 1786 : 419 (Kellysgrove)
Modern printed sources
- MELVIN, Patrick. ''Estates and landed society in Galway''. (Dublin: Éamonn de Búrca, 2012). : p.4
- ''Irish Times'': Land Judges Court sale reports, 8 November 1884, p.3