The Info List - Oreilly

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O\'REILLY (Irish : Ó RAGHALLAIGH) is a group of families, ultimately all of Irish Gaelic origin, who were historically the kings of East Bréifne in what is today County Cavan
County Cavan
. The clan were part of the Connachta 's Uí Briúin
Uí Briúin
Bréifne kindred and were closely related to the Ó Ruairc (O'Rourkes) of West Bréifne . O'Reilly is ranked tenth in the top twenty list of Irish surnames.

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
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


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
Battle of Clontarf
in 1014. The family became the kings of East Breifne
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 Labrador . * 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 Lance Armstrong . * Finbarr O\'Reilly , Canadian photographer * Gary O\'Reilly , English footballer * Genevieve O\'Reilly , Irish actress * Heather O\'Reilly (1985–), American soccer player * Hugh Reily (1630–1695), Irish M.P. and political author * Ian O\'Reilly , (1999–), Actor "Moone Boy" * James Reilly (Canadian politician) (1835–1909), Canadian businessman and politician from Alberta * James O\'Reilly , American Roman Catholic priest * John Reyly (recte O'Reilly) (c.1646 – 17 February 1717) was an M.P. for Cavan County (Parliament of Ireland constituency) in the Parliament of Ireland of 1689, known as the Patriot Parliament. * John O'Reilly, Leader of The Saint Patrick\'s Battalion of Mexico * John O\'Reilly (1940–), Canadian politician from Ontario * Joseph O\'Reilly , Irish politician * Kyle O\'Reilly (1987–), ring name of Canadian professional wrestler Kyle Greenwood * Leonora O\'Reilly , an American feminist * Luke O\' Reilly (other) * Mary Margaret O\'Reilly , Assistant Director of the United States Bureau of the Mint from 1924 to 1938 * Margaret M. O'Reilly (1962– ), Irish-born, American art curator, New Jersey State Museum * Matthew O\'Reilly , Irish politician and farmer * Peter O\'Reilly (civil servant) (1827–1905), settler and official in the Colony of British Columbia * Peter O\'Reilly (hurler) (1902–1940), Irish hurler * Philip O\'Reilly (c.1600–1655), M.P. for County Cavan * Philip Og O\'Reilly (c. 1640–1703) was an M.P. for Cavan Borough in the Parliament of Ireland of 1689, known as the Patriot Parliament. * Philip Reyley (recte O'Reilly) (b. c.1630 – d. after 1689) was an M.P. for Cavan County (Parliament of Ireland constituency) in the Parliament of Ireland of 1689, known as the Patriot Parliament. * Randall C. O\'Reilly (1967–), professor of psychology, developer of Leabra * Robert O\'Reilly (1950–), American actor * Ryan O\'Reilly (ice hockey) (1991–), Canadian ice hockey player * Ryan O\'Reilly (wrestler) (1980–), American professional wrestler * Samuel O\'Reilly (19th century), American inventor * Stephen O'Reilly (1964–) (better known as Stephen Egerton ), American musician * Stephen O\'Reilly , American actor * Stephen O\'Reilly , Australian footballer * Terry O\'Reilly , hockey player * Tom O\'Reilly (1915–1995), Irish Fianna Fáil politician * Tim O\'Reilly (1954–), founder of O'Reilly Media * Tom O\'Reilly (1915–1995), Irish gaelic footballer and politician * Tom O\'Reilly Irish Sinn Féin politician * Tom O\'Reilly , Papua New Guinea international * Tony O\'Reilly (1936–), Irish businessman * Valli O\'Reilly , Makeup artist * Walter Cresswell O\'Reilly (1877–1954), Australian Commonwealth Film Censor and founding President of the National Trust of Australia * O\'Reilly Lords of Bréifne c.1161–1607


* 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 Towers * 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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