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An Tuath Uí gConaile
Ogonnelloe is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°52′00″N 8°27′11″W / 52.8666671°N 8.453°W / 52.8666671; -8.453Coordinates: 52°52′00″N 8°27′11″W / 52.8666671°N 8.453°W / 52.8666671; -8.453
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County County Clare
 • Parish 40.07 km2 (15.47 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Rural 605
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference R688818

Ogonnelloe (Irish: Tuath Uí gConaile, meaning "Land of the Connollys") is a Catholic parish and civil parish in east County Clare, Ireland, mainly situated along the R463 regional road between Scariff and Killaloe. Despite this, most of the parish is in the hills and backroads surrounding Ogonnelloe.


The parish is in the barony of Tulla. It is 5 miles (8.0 km) northwest of Killaloe on the road to Scarriff. It lies on the south side of Scariff bay, which opens into Lough Derg.[2] Most of the parish lies in a valley, with high hills in the background.[3] The parish covers 5,554 acres (2,248 ha). Most of the land is suitable for farming, but there is some mountain bog. As of 1837 there was the ruins of an old church at Ballybrohan, and the ruins of Cahir castle on a small island about 100 yards (91 m) from the shore. The castle had recently been partially blown up after having been used for illegal distillation.[2]

The parish of Ogonnelloe is in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Killaloe. Churches are St Mary's in Ballybrohan and St Molua's in Ogonnelloe.[4] Townlands are Aughinish, Ballybran, Ballybroghan, Ballyheefy, Ballyhurly, Ballylaghnan, Ballynagleragh, Bealkelly (Eyre), Bealkelly (Purdon), Caher, Carrowcore, Carrowena, Carrowgar, Islandcosgry, Rahena Beg and Rahena More.[5]


  • David Coleman, clinical psychologist, broadcaster and author.[6]
  • Dr. Joseph Stuart, deceased, former President of the GAA (1958–1961).


  1. ^ 2006 survey Archived November 20, 2007, on Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b Samuel Lewis (1837). "Ogonnilloe". County Clare: A History and Topography. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  3. ^ "I.T.A. Topographical and General Survey 1942/3". Retrieved 2014-04-01.  |chapter= ignored (help)
  4. ^ "Ogonnelloe Churches". Diocese of Killaloe. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  5. ^ "Map of Ogonnelloe Parish showing Townlands". Clare County Library. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  6. ^ "Welcome". David Coleman. Retrieved 2008-06-28. 

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