For background on how the map was made (and its flaws), see the relevant blog entry.
|Kealey||Quite numerous: Derry, Midlands etc. Ir. Ó Caollaidhe, Ó Céile. The former was connected with Kilkenny, the latter with Meath. See Kealy.|
|Kealy||numerous: Leinster generally, Dublin. Ir. Ó Caollaidhe (Caollaí). A sept of Kilkenny but also possibly Ó Céile who belonged to Meath-Louth. See Queally and Kiely. MIF.|
|Keeley||fairly numerous: N Leinster, S Ulster, Galway-Mayo etc. Ir. Ó Caollaidhe, Ó Céile. See Kealy but those of Connacht may be Ó Cadhla. MIF.|
|Kiely||Very numerous: Cork-Waterford-S Limerick etc. Ir. Ó Cadhla (graceful). MacLysaght discusses this name at some length in More Irish Families.|
|O'Kiely||Very rare: Athy (Kildare). Ir. Ó Cadhla. See Kiely.|