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Keoghs of Loughrea district, Co Galway

Keoghs of Loughrea district, Co Galway

Bryony Moore (View posts)
Posted: 1027906366000
Classification: Query
My g'mother was a Marie Keogh (b19.5.1886) from Dugrane (Doogaunan) nr Loughrea. Her sisters were Winifred (b23.11.1887- think she went to New Zealand), Anne/Nancy (b25.8.1891- went to Waltham, Mass. & married a Harold Keough?), Bridget/Delia (b12.5.1897) and Eileen/Ellen (b20.11.1899- married a Finn?). Her brothers were John/Jack and Martin, who stayed in Galway & never married; Jack farmed Dugrane and Martin farmed St Clearns, Craughwell.

Their parents were Martin KEOGH (bc1848) and Mary FORDE (b26.6.1857 Ballynagreeve) who m'd 16.2.1885at Killeenadeema. Martin's parents were Martin K (bc1816) and Mary TRESSY/TREACY? (bc1820) who lived at Carrabane.

Mary Forde's parents were John FORDE (bc1815, d1869) and Honoria CALLANAN (bc1833, d1871) who lived at Ballynagreeve. Plenty more brothers & sisters etc.

Is anyone out there connected?

Re: Keoghs of Loughrea district, Co Galway

Helen (View posts)
Posted: 1079567930000
Classification: Query
Surnames: KEOGH, DOLAN
My ancestor, John J. Keogh may have been born in or near Cou.Galway. He came to the U.S. around 1850-55. His wife was Ellen Dolan who, I'm told, was from Cou.Mayo and she came to the States about 18 years of age, to marry John. They must have known each other back in Ireland. They were married about 1865 and settled in Pennsylvania (Schuylkill County). At one time he may have studied in Dublin. Do you think your Martin K (1816) and Mary Tressy may possibly be a connection? Helen

Re: Keoghs of Loughrea district, Co Galway

Posted: 1295727648000
Classification: Query
Hi Bryon,

Just to note that the Keogh family still live in Doogarraun and are a much-loved family within the area. I'm presuming you are in contact but if not, let me know.


Re: Keoghs of Loughrea district, Co Galway

Posted: 1329108644000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Keogh, Kenniff (Conniff?, McGinniss, Kilbride
I am not entirely sure that this is a match. My branch of the Keogh family was from Cashel, Longford, Ireland: I understand that the townlands of Cleraun and Laughil are in County Longford very near the shore of Lough Ree. The Catholic parish is now known as Newtowncashel, which is also a small town.

They settled in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY about the 1860s.

My G-grandfather, John Keogh was one of six

His mother was Bridget Kenniff (Conniff?) b. 1825(??) in County Longford, Ireland, d. Jun. 18, 1891 Kings County New York, USA.

The family may have included sibs

1. Margaret Mary Keogh 1841 –
2. Brigid Keogh 1844 – (m. John Kenney??)
3. Mary Keogh 1846 –
4. William Keogh 1849 – 1889 (m. Margaret?) children:

1877 – 1885
1879 –
Annie Keogh
1882 –
Winnifred KEOGH
1884 – 1897

5. Catharine Keogh 1851 – 1905 (m. JAMES E. KILBRIDE). Children:

1874 – 1876
1878 – 1915
1879 –
1882 – 1936
1885 – 1911
Josephine L. Kilbride
1888 – 1979

6. John Keogh (b. May 1856 in Ireland died 1938-08-03 in Brooklyn,Kings,New York,USA), m. Catherine McGinniss. Children:

Rose Keogh
1885 –
John Keogh
1886 – 1886
1887 –
Charles Joseph Keogh
1889 –
1889 –
1891 –
William Anthony Keogh
1894 – 1967

I am fairly certain that Bridget Kenniff Keogh was the mother of these six siblings: she is in Holy Cross cemetery in Brooklyn along with several family members, including my g-grandfather John.

The father MAY have been Thadeus "Thady" Keogh (changed stateside to Timothy?). There is an 1838 wedding record in Loughill, Cashel Parish and baptismal records for the first five children, but little trace of him in the US records

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