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Clann Cheallaigh[1] (Irish)
Location of Clankelly, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.
Location of Clankelly, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
CountryNorthern Ireland

Clankelly (Irish: Clann Cheallaigh, meaning Clan Kelly or, more literally, 'Offspring of Ceallaigh'[2]) is a barony in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.[3] It is the only barony in County Fermanagh not connected to Lough Erne.[3] It is bordered by two other baronies in Northern Ireland: Coole to the south-west; and Magherastephana to the north-west.[3] It also borders two baronies in the Republic of Ireland: Monaghan to the north-east; and Dartree to the south-east.


Clankelly takes its name from Cellach, son of Tuathal, a king of the Ui Chremthainn. The MacDonnell (Irish: Mac Domhnaill) sept of the Clann Cheallaigh are noted here, and by the 13th century, the O'Cannons (Irish: Ó Canannain), who had been ousted as kings of Cinel Conaill, settled here for a period.[4][5]

List of main settlements[edit]

List of civil parishes[edit]

Civil parishes within the barony of Clankelly, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

Below is a list of civil parishes in Clankelly:[6]

  • Clones
  • Drummully (split with barony of Coole)
  • Galloon (split with baronies of Coole and Knockninny)


  1. ^ "Clankelly". Placenames Database of Ireland. Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. Retrieved 4 December 2012.
  2. ^ Brian G. Scott (General Editor), Claire Foley and Ronan McHugh, An Archaeological Survey of County Fermanagh: Volume 1 - Part 1: The Prehistoric Period, pp. 25-26. N.I.E.A., Belfast, and Colourpoint Books, Newtownards, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c PRONI Baronies of Northern Ireland
  4. ^ The Baronies of Ireland - Family History
  5. ^ The Letters of John O'Donovan Archived 2010-07-28 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "PRONI CIvil Parishes of County Fermanagh". Archived from the original on 17 May 2008. Retrieved 27 June 2010.