|Thady Connellan (Tadhg Ó Coinnialláinn)|
Thaddeus Connellan (James Northcote, 1824)
Skreen County Sligo, Ireland
|Residence||Skreen, County Sligo|
Thady Connellan (Irish: Tadhg Ó Coinnialláinn) (1780–1854) was an Irish school-teacher, poet and historian.
He was born in Skreen, County Sligo, and was a relative of the scholar Owen Connellan. He started a school of his own, but had more success when he became principal of a school established by Albert Blest, a Baptist, in Greenville, Coolaney, in the early 1800s. Like his relative Owen he left the Catholic church and embraced Protestantism. Among other works he produced an Irish-English dictionary and edited a series of song-books.
He died at Sligo, on 25 July 1854.
- W. G. Wood-Martin: History of Sligo, town and country. Hodges Figgis, Dublin, 1892
- Ó hAilín, T. (1968) "The Irish Society and Tadhg Ó Coinnialláin." Studia Hibernica, No 8., pp 60-78.
- Stephen 1887.
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