O\'REILLY (Irish : Ó RAGHALLAIGH) is a group of families,
ultimately all of Irish Gaelic origin, who were historically the kings
East Bréifne in what is today
County Cavan . The clan were part of
It is also the patronymic form of the Irish name Reilly (Irish Gaelic : Uí Raghaile). It is commonly found throughout Ireland, with the greatest concentration of the surname found in County Cavan followed by Longford, Meath, Westmeath, Fermanagh and Monaghan, and the Province of Leinster .
* 1 Naming conventions * 2 Overview
* 3 People
* 3.1 O\'Reilly * 3.2 O\'Riley * 3.3 Riley * 3.4 Fictional people
* 4 Other entities * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links
Main article: Irish personal naming system
MALE DAUGHTER WIFE (LONG) WIFE (SHORT)
Ó Raghallaigh Ní Raghallaigh Bean Uí Raghallaigh Uí Raghallaigh
It is usually anglicised as Reilly , Riley and O'Reilly. The original form of the name, Ó Raghallaigh, denotes "from/of Raghallach", the name Raghallach thought to be derived from the compounds ragh (meaning "race") and ceallach (meaning "sociable").
The Ó Raghallaigh family were part of the Connachta , with the eponymous Raghallach said to have died at the Battle of Clontarf in 1014. The family became the kings of East Breifne , modern-day County Cavan and County Longford .
The name is common and widespread throughout Ireland, ranked 8th most common in 1890 and 11th in 1996.
People with the surname O'Reilly include:
* Alejandro O\'Reilly (1722–1794), second Spanish governor of colonial Louisiana * Bernard O\'Reilly (1903–1975), located the wreck of a Stinson aircraft in the McPherson Range, Australia, 1937 * Bernard O\'Reilly (bishop of Hartford) (1803–1856), Roman Catholic bishop * Bernard O\'Reilly (bishop of Liverpool) (1824–1894), Roman Catholic bishop * Bill O\'Reilly (1949–), American commentator and television show host of The O\'Reilly Factor on the Fox News Channel * Bill O\'Reilly , Australian cricketer * Bob O\'Reilly , Australian rugby league footballer * Caitriona O\'Reilly , poet and critic * Cal O\'Reilly , Canadian ice hockey player * Cameron O\'Reilly , Irish and Australian businessman * Charles O\'Reilly (died 1800), Roman Catholic Bishop of Kilmore from 1798 to 1800. * Danny O\'Reilly , Lead singer of Irish band, The Coronas * David O\'Reilly , several people including
* David O\'Reilly , film director and artist * David J. O\'Reilly , Chairman and CEO of Chevron Corporation
* Dermot O\'Reilly (1942–2007), Singer and songwriter in band
Ryan\'s Fancy , contributed strongly to the Music of Newfoundland and
* Des O\'Reilly (1954–2016), Australian rugby league player
* Emily O\'Reilly , Irish journalist
* Emma O\'Reilly , Irish physiotherapist and cycling soigneur ,
bullied and sued by
* Christopher O\'Riley (born 1956), American classical pianist and public radio show host * Don O\'Riley (1945–1997), Major League Baseball pitcher * Bunny Wailer (born 1947), reggae musician sometimes known as Bunny O'Riley * Jon Riley (1824–1879), US army deserter also known as John O'Riley
Main article: Riley (surname)
* Mr. O'Reilly, Fictitious Irish character/builder portrayed by the
Irish actor David Kelly on the episode "
The Builders " from Fawlty
* Aloysius Umbongo N'Danga O'Reilly, fictitious character in the
song "Baguette Dilemma for the Booker Prize Guy" by the band Half Man
Half Biscuit on their 2014 album
Urge for Offal
* O\'Reilly Auto Parts , an American chain of automotive supply stores * O\'Reilly Media (formerly O'Reilly ">
* ^ Information on the last name O\'Reilly * ^ Information on the last name O\'Reilly (2) * ^ "Ó Raghallaigh". Sloinne. 5 December 2015. * ^ "O\'Reilly coat of arms, family crest and O\'Reilly family history". irishsurnames.com. Retrieved 1 January 2008.
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