101. Tadhg Ua Ceallaigh1,8
of Tailtean (Co Meath) died Killed in the Battle of the Conors in 1180 in Co Galway Ireland.1
Talten appears at #110 in Dr John O'Hart's Irish Pedigree
Part VII Page 366. Tailteann is not a common name of
a place in Ireland. In the time of this Teige I have found
only one, the Royal Palace of Tailteann, certainly a place for a
King and it is the place of the "Tailteann Games" the Irish
Olympics. Was Teige an O'Kelley of Bregia? This
creates doubts that Donal at #111 could be
the son of Teige if Donal is the start of the line of O'Kelly at
At #105 appears Teige King of Hy-Maine who was slain at the
Battle of Clontarf in 1014. One can see to the laeft
that Dr John O'Hart makes the claim in Irish Pedigrees that Teige came from west
and was the King of Hy-Many seated in Co Roscommon but Tailteann is
far outside of Hy-many, it is in the lands under the control of the
O'Kelleys of Clann Ceallaigh, in Ui Meath which the northern part of
Co Meath today.
Michael O'Laughlin writes the following in his book that the Hy-many
O'Kellys came from the O'Kelleys the Princes of Bregia but Y-DNA
test indicate that this isn't true, that the O'Kelleys and O'Kellys
got their surnames form different men names Ceallaigh.
One has to go back 4500 years to find
the ancestor that my O'Kelley family and the Hy-many O'Kellys share.
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Tadhg Ua Ceallaigh of Tailtean had the following children:
|Domnhall Mor Ó Ceallaigh.
I believe this was the first King of Hy Maine to come from the O'Kellys seated in the
Province of Connaught Ireland that appears in the
Hy-Many Pedigree. I can't prove it but Dr John O'Donovan
refered to then as a Race indicating they are of a different family than
Tadhg Ua Ceallaigh of Tailtean who I suspect was of my Clann Ceallaigh