Cronnelly family genealogy

Princes of Crich-Cualgne, in Ulster

Arms: Two croziers in saltire.

CONNALL, who is No. 92 on the "Guinness" Stem, was the ancestor of this family.

93. Cu-Ulladh: son of Conall; b. A.D. 576.

94. Cas: his son.

95. Cu-Sleibhe: his son.

96. Conal: his son.

97. Fergus: his son.

98. Bresail: his son.

99. Cineath: his son.

100. Nial: his son.

101. Buan: his son.

102. Culenain [1]: his son.

103. Cronghall: his son; d. 935; a quo O'Cronnelly, lord of Conaille.

104. Cineath (2): his son.

105. Matudan: his son; slain 995; Prince of Crich-Cualgne.

106. Cronghall (2): his son.

107. Rory: his son.

108. Angusliath: his son.

109. Connall: his son.

110. Brian Roe: his son.

111. Gillananeev: his son.

112. Cu-Ulladh (2): his son.

113. Cineath (3): his son.

114. Cillachriost: his son.

115. Eoghan: his son.

116. Cathal; his son.

117. Eoghan (2) Mór: his son.

118. Eoghan (3) Oge: his son.

119. Brian (2): his son.

120. Cosgniadh; his son.

121. Eoghan (4); his son.

122. John the Prior: his son.

123. Gillachriost (2): his son.

124. Donal: his son.

125. Tadhg; his son.

126. Richard: his son.

127. Donal (2) Buidhe [2]: his son.

128. Donal (3): his son.

129. Tadhg (2): his son.

130. Tadhg (3): his son.

131. Riocaird; his son.

132. Tadhg (4): his son.

133. Riocaird (2): his son.

134. Tadhg (5): his son; b. 1804, and living in 1864.

135. Richard F. O'Cronnelly (2): his son; a member of the Irish Constabulary Force; and residing in the Constabulary Depot, Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland, in June, 1864; b. 1833; Chief of his name and race. Author of Irish Family History.

Upon the defeat of the Ultonians in 1177, one of the chiefs of this family was given as an hostage for the future fealty of the sept of Conaille to De Courcy, by whom he was sent to England, where he became the ancestor of the Cranleys of Cranley, one of whom, a Carmelite friar, was elected Archbishop of Dublin, in 1397, at the instance of King Richard II. This prelate came to Ireland in 1398, and was appointed Lord Chancellor by Richard II., who sent him on a mission to the Continent. He died at Farrington, in England, on the 25th of May, 1417, and was buried in the New College, Oxford.


[1] Culenain: A quo O'Cullenane and Cullenane.

[2] Donal Buidhe: This Donal was head of the Galway branch of the family, was an officer in the army of King Charles I.; was in the Battle of Edgehill, October 23rd, 1642; and also at Marston Moor. On the defeat of the Stuart cause at Worcester, in 1651, he returned to his ancestral home at Killeenan, near Rahasane, co. Galway, where he died circa 1659; his remains were interred in the now ruined church of Kileely, where an oblong stone slab marks his last resting-place.