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Clann Cheallaigh[1] (Irish)
Location of Clankelly, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.
Location of Clankelly, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Country Northern Ireland
County Fermanagh

Clankelly (from Irish Clann Cheallaigh, meaning 'Clan Kelly') is a barony in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.[2] It is the only barony in County Fermanagh not connected to Lough Erne.[2] It is bordered by two other baronies in Northern Ireland: Coole to the south-west; and Magherastephana to the north-west.[2] 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.[3][4]

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:[5]

  • Clones
  • Drummully (split with barony of Coole)
  • Gallon (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. ^ a b c PRONI Baronies of Northern Ireland
  3. ^ The Baronies of Ireland - Family History
  4. ^ The Letters of John O'Donovan Archived 2010-07-28 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ PRONI CIvil Parishes of County Fermanagh