Kelly Homelands

There are many parts of Ireland that are closely related to the Kelly Clan given that the clan has spread far and wide throughout the island:


Located in the province of Connaught, Co. Galway has always been regarded as a stronghold of the Kelly Clan.

Galway City is a thriving, bohemian, cultural city on the western coast of Ireland. Along with being a popular seaside destination with beautiful beaches and long winding promenade, it also has a buzzing cosmopolitan city centre. The city is a joy to explore with its labyrinthine cobbled streets, colourful shop facades and busy café/ bar culture.

The city is also well known for its many festivals throughout the year with huge crowds gathering for the annual Galway Arts Festival, Races and numerous other events. Old Ireland is present too with turf fires and traditional music featuring in many pubs to compliment your enjoyment of a well earned pint of Guinness. Take an evening stroll along the promenade and watch the sunset over Galway Bay or watch the salmon fishermen in the River Corrib from the perfect vantage point of the Salmon Weir Bridge.

Meath KellySituated within the eastern province of Leinster, known as “The Royal County”, Meath with it’s rich countryside and rolling scenery has strong historical links to the Kelly Clan. With historic towns such as Navan and Kells to visit along with heritage sites at Newgrange, Knowth, the Boyne Valley, Trim Castle and Slane Castle, Meath is well worth visiting.

Tyrone KellyCounty Tyrone sits on south-west shore of Lough Neagh, and its county town is Omagh. It is also one of the thirty-two counties of Ireland, resting within the historical province of Ulster.

Tyrone has always been closely related to the Kelly Clan with the family name extremely popular throughout the county. In Tyrone itself, the Sperrin Mountains offer some fantastic walking trails, together with spectacular scenery. The main towns of County Tyrone include Dungannon, Strabane, Cookstown and Omagh.

Tyrone is also home the open air museum called the “Ulster American Folk Park” where visitors can trace the footsteps of their Irish ancestors who ventured into the New Worlds of North America.


Tipperary KellyPlaced in the province of Munster, Co. Tipperary has strong ties to the powerful Kelly Clans of the southern regions of Ireland. Top attraction in Tipperary is without doubt the imposing Rock of Cashel structure which is a popular destination for visitors to the region. Tipperary is also home to historic towns such as Thurles, Tipperary Town, Clonmel and Cahir along with some wonderful rolling countryside.