Landed Estates
NUI Galway

O'Kelly (Gallagh & Ticooly)

The O'Kellys of Ticooly in the parish of Killosolan, barony of Tiaquin, county Galway, and later of Gallagh, parish and barony of Dunmore, Counts of the Holy Roman Empire, formerly Chiefs of Hy-Many, settled at Ticooly following the Jacobite War in the late 1680s when they lost Gallagh Castle. They leased the Ticooly estate from the Dillons of Clonbrock to whom they were related. Following the marriage of Cornelius O'Kelly to Elizabeth Joyce of Mervue in 1831 an estate of about 1,500 acres was settled on the couple and they built a new house called Gallagh, near Tuam in the townland of Newtown (Darcy). Cornelius O'Kelly held 2 townlands in the parish of Dunmore and 6 townlands in the parish of Tuam, barony of Dunmore in the mid 1850s. In the 1870s Cornelius O'Kelly owned over 1,900 acres in county Galway and 1,400 acres in county Mayo. The O'Kelly's of Gurtray, near Portumna, were a branch of this family.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Ticooly/Tycooly Ticooly (O'Kelly) Killosolan Mountbellew Killian 150 Tiaquin Galway OSI Ref: M736462
OS Sheet: 46
Discovery map: 47
Gallagh Newtown (Darcy) Dunmore Tuam Carrowreagh 217 Dunmore Galway OSI Ref: M473 557
OS Sheet: 30
Discovery map: 39

Archival sources

  • Pedigree of O'Kelly & Kelly, of Gallach, Mullaghmore, Aughrim, Clogher, Athleague, Cargins, Castle Ruby, Co Roscommon and of Fedane, Co Galway and of Castlegar & Woodstock, Co Mayo, A.D. 195-1841. GO MS 175: 12-24; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of O'Kelly, Lords of Hy Maine, 1014-c 1830. GO MS 173:134-135; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of O'Kelly, Lords of Hy Maine, c1200-c 1850. GO MS 177: 240-241; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of O'Kelly, Lords of Hy Maine, c 1700- 1904. GO MS 182: 265-270; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of O'Kelly of Gallagh, Co Galway and Tycooly, Co Roscommon, Count of the Holy Roman Empire, c 1650-1782. GO MS 164: 66-67; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of O'Kelly of Gallagh, c 1650-1767. GO MS 161: 50-51; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of O'Kelly of Gallagh and Tycooly, Counts of the Holy Roman Empire, 1795-1925. GO MS 172: 199-202 & 233; National Library of Ireland
  • Copies of certificates of arms to Count Ambrose Alexander O'Kelly of Gallagh and Tycooley, 1 July 1937 & 1 June 1948. GO MS 111f: 60 & 111g: 56; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to the descendants of Ambrose Madden O'Kelly of Gallagh and Tycooly, 22 June 1954. GO MS 111h: 26; National Library of Ireland
  • O'Kelly Papers, family letters re O'Kelly of Gallagh and Ticooly, Co Galway and Plunkett of Mount Plunkett and Keelogues, Co Roscommon, in possession of John D. O'Kelly of Gurtray, Portumna, 1772-1828. Microfilm copy P.5406 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Ordnance Survey maps showing lands in non congested districts: estate of W.A. Ryan, 331 acres in barony of Dunmore, Co Galway, [1906-7]. 15.A.23(5); National Library of Ireland
  • Copy marriage settlement of James Daly junior of Castledaly and Christine O'Kelly daughter of Cornelius O'Kelly of Gallagh, 20 Nov 1865. Included in D 8493-8557; National Library of Ireland
  • Gallagh photos. 040/057; Irish Architectural Archive

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources