Information about Keeagh

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Keeagh
Irish Form of Name:
Caech
Translation:
a quagmire
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Keigh
Caech
Caoch
Keogh County Regry. 1832
Keeagh High Constable for the Barony
Keugh Printed Townland List
Keeagh Robt. Martin, Esq., Ross
Keeagh Sketch Map
Keeagh The Rev. E. French, P.P. Moycullen
Keeagh Thos. Martin, Esq., M.P.
Description:
The whole of this townland (except a little in cultivation) is a heathy wet and moorish sort of ground. About the centre are a few houses called Keeagh Village and on the South boundary being a stream called Owenlouwhil is Louwhil Bridge, also Lough Keeagh near the E. boundary and Loughbeg towards the South and a hill called Cruckvalaugha.
Situation:
S. of the parish. Bounded on the N. by Gurtaloughlin and Lealetter, on E. by Killagoola, on S. by Louwhil and part of Poulnacloughha, and on West by Lealetter.

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Keeagh in Galway ; Caodhach, marshy ; a place of quaws. See Kea [reproduced below].
Caedh [quay, kay] signifies a quagmire or marsh - occasionally a wet natural trench; and though not in very common use, it occurs in each of the four provinces. In Scotland and Ulster and in some parts of Connaught, it is still retained with its proper meaning by the English-speaking people, in the word quaw, which is used for a quagmire. Its several anglicised forms retain fairly enough the original pronunciation. One of these is exhibited in the name of Kye in the parish of Clooncraff in Roscommon. There is a little hill near Silvermines in Tipperary, called Keywee, Caedh-bhuidhe, yellow marsh; and in the same county, west of Nenagh, is Bawnakea, the bawn or green field of the quaw. In the north of Donegal, near the village fo Millford, is a little lake called Lough Nakey; in Limerick we have Bunkey, the bun or end of the morass. In Dublin it forms part of the name of Coolquoy, west of Swords, the back (cul) of the quagmire. Keyanna about four miles east of Limerick city, is merely a plural form, and signifies quagmires.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
599 0 14
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
11 8 4
Building value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
0 0 0
Total value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
11 8 4
Heads of housholds living in the townland at this time:

Townland Information

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Townland:
Keeagh is a townland.
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Information From Maps

Original OS map of this area.
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Keeagh
Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Keeagh
Information from the Down Survey Website.
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Information from the National Monuments Service.
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Neighbouring Townlands

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Population and Census Information

People who lived here:
You can retrieve a list of people who lived in this townland from 1827 to 1911. This list is compiled from the following resources.
  • The Tithe Applotment Books
  • Griffith's Valuation
  • 1901 Census
  • 1911 Census
List of nineteenth century and early twentieth century inhabitants of this townland.
Church records of births, deaths and marriages:
Church records of births, deaths and marriages are available online at http://www.rootsireland.ie. To search these records you will need to know the 'church parish' rather than the 'civil parish'. (The civil parish is the pre-reformation parish and was frequently used as a unit of administration in the past.)
Keeagh is in the civil parish of Moycullen.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Moycullen
  • Spiddal
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Moycullen
In general, the civil parish and the Church of Ireland parish are the same, but, this is not always the case.

Other Sources

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