24th Generation

101. Tadhg Ua Ceallaigh1,8 of Tailtean (Co Meath) died Killed in the Battle of the Conors in 1180 in Co Galway Ireland.1

Teige, of 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 Roscommon.

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.  Webmaster Rick O'Kelley


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 family.