Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Keogh (Birchfield)

Cornelius Alexander Keogh is recorded in the 1870s as owning 3,351 acres in county Clare and 2,023 acres in county Sligo. He also owned 1,118 acres in county Clare in common with William H. McGrath. Three addresses are given for him in Hussey de Burgh's book: Oakport, Boyle, county Roscommon, Clorkeam Lodge, county Sligo and Birchfield, Liscannor, county Clare. Cornelius Keogh married, as his first wife, Mary O'Brien, daughter of Cornelius O'Brien of Birchfield, county Clare. Following the death of his brother-in-law, George O'Brien in 1867,he came to possess the Birchfield estate. His second wife was Katie Mary Balfe, daughter of Patrick Joseph Balfe of South Park, county Roscommon. They married in 1875. The addresses given for C.A. Keogh in Burke's ''Irish Family Records'' are Oakport and Geevagh, county Sligo. He had children by his second marriage. Almost 300 acres of his county Roscommon estate was offered for sale by his widow in the Land Judges' Court in July 1890. It was sold to Mr. Norman for £460.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Oakport Oakport Demesne Ardcarn Boyle Oakport 35 Boyle Roscommon OSI Ref: G879037
OS Sheet: 6
Discovery map: 33
Birchfield Beaghy Kilmacrehy Ennistimon Ballysteen 57 Corcomroe Clare OSI Ref: R050 895
OS Sheet: 14
Discovery map: 57