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Recorded as O' Kelleher, more usually Kelleher and sometimes Kellegher and Keller, and originating from the pre 10th century O' Ceileachair, this is an ancient Irish surname. The first Ceileachair was the nephew of the famous Brian Boru, the High King of Ireland, and the founder of the Clan O'Brien. He died in battle it is said, in the 10th century. The O' Kellehers were in former times inhabitants of County Clare, but in the 14th century either voluntarily or under threat from other sources, they migrated mainly to County Cork, although with a branch in the adjoining County Kerry. Surprisingly given that the clan has one of the most ancient and honourable antecedents in Irish history, its numbers have certainly since the Middle Ages, remained quite small, estimated at about five thousand, and its prominence largely confined to County Cork where it is understood to have provided at least one Lord Mayor of the city, and a number of church men...

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Cornelius Kelleher was my great-grandfather and lived at Convamore which was built and owned by the Lord Listowel until it was burned down in 1922. His family then moved to Ballyhooly, which was the nearest town. My Grandmother, Bridget Christine Kelleher, was born at Conva in 1895, one of 8 children. She went to England sometime during WWI to earn her passage to the US. She worked in a large house in London, then moved to the US as a single woman. She met and married Michael O'Keefe shortly after arriving. His mother Hannah Donovan who came to the US from Castletown Roach, near Ballyhooly in County Cork. They had one child, 5 grandchildren who are all successful in their chosen professions.

Alec Lucas

I am looking for any info on my 2x great grandfather Bartholomew Kelleher B1822 i think he was from Cork sent to Western Australia in 1853 as a convict for stealing a sheep , I have his deportation records and it says he was married with 1 child at the time of his deportation and have no other information. I have searched Ireland records but can only find his prison records as small as they are i am looking for his wife and child names and any other information anyone can help me with regards and thanks in advance Alec Lucas


Daniel Keleher DOB: 1 November, 1905 Kilboultra, near Macroom, Cork, Ireland Migrated: 24 August, 1911 to Brisbane, Australia Death: 14 December, 2002 in Rockhampton, Qld, Australia


This lists me in Fla, USA, however Im not in or from Fla. Im in and from So. Wisconsin


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