The Irish name Callagher has a long Gaelic heritage to its credit. The original Gaelic form of the name Callagher is O Gallchobhair, derived from the word "gallchobhar," which means "foreign help."
, sometimes referred to as County Tyrconnel, but claim descent from a warrior named "Gallchobhar" and held lands in the baronies of Raphoe and Tir Hugh. They held a castle at Ballyshannon and at one time also held the castle of Lifford.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Callagher research.Another 55 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1545 and 1547 are included under the topic Early Callagher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Those scribes in Ireland
during the Middle Ages recorded names as they sounded. Consequently, in this era many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the Callagher family name revealed numerous spelling variations
, including Gallagher, Gallacher, Gallaugher, Gallaughor, Gallager and many more.
Notable among the family name at this time was Bishop Redmund O'Gallagher, The Diocese of Killala, who was imprisoned and banished from the diocese on fraudulent charges; Redmond O'Gallagher, who was... Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Callagher Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.