O'Keeffe (No.1) family genealogy

Chiefs of Fermoy, and more lately of Pobble O'Keeffe

[1] Arms: Vert a lion ramp. or. in. chief two dexter hands couped at the wrist erect and apaumee of the last. Crest: A griffin pass, or, holding in the dexter claw a sword ppr.

Æneas, the first Christian King of Munster, who is No. 91 on the "Line of Heber, " p. 70, had a son named Eochaidh; (or Eocha) Areamh, also called Eocha Fionn, who was the third Christian King of Munster, and the ancestor of O'Caoimhe (by some written O'Cefada); anglicised O'Keeffe and Keeffe.

91. Æneas: the first Christian King of Munster.

92. Eocha Areamh: his son; the third Christian King.

93. Criomthan-Sreabh: his son; the fourth Christian King. This Criomthan had five sons—1. Cairbre Crom, who was the seventh Christian King; 2. Aodh Crom, the tenth Christian King; 3. Cormac; 4. Fiachra; and 5. Scannall.

94. Cairbre Crom: son of Criomthan-Sreabh.

95. Aodh: his son.

96. Cathal: his son.

97. Cugan Mathair: his son.

98. Fionghin: his son.

99. Cathal Ginasth: his son.

100. Art: his son.

101. Gorman: his son.

102. Fionghin Cingegan: his son.

103. Caomh ("caomh: " Irish, gentle; Ar. "kom," noble; Lat. "com-is"): his son; a quo O'Caoimhe; living in 950.

104. Cathal: his son.

105. Donogh: his son.

106. Aodh: his son; first assumed the sirname O'Keeffe.

107. Donal: his son.

108. Fionghin: his son.

109. Aodh: his son.

110. Fionghin: his son.

111. Mahon: his son.

112. Eoghan: his son.

113. Connor: his son.

114. Art: his son.

115. Donal: his son.

116. Art: his son.

117. Donal: his son.

118. Mahon: his son.

119. Art: his son.

120. Donal: his son.

121. Art: his son; m. Elana, dau. of Connor, son of Donogh MacTeige Roe O'Callaghan, by whom (whod. 18th Oct., 1593) he left issue:—1. Art Oge; 2. Manus, who m. the dau. of Sir Donogh MacCarthy Riabhach; 3. Aodh; 4. Donal; and a dau. who m. Murrogh na-Mort McSweeney. This Art, who died 21st March, 1582, was " seized in fee of the castle, town, and lands of Dromagh, containing one quarter of land of Cullyne, of one quarter of land of Dwargan, and one quarter of Claragh, all situate, lying, and being in the county of Cork, and barony of Duhallow, and held from the queen in capite.

122. Art Oge: his son; b. A. D. 1547, and d. 31st May, 1610; m. Honoria, dau. of Dermod MacConal MacCarthy of Inniskean, in Carbry (by his wife Eleanor, dau. of Sir Cormac MacCarthy Riabhach), by whom he left issue:—1. Manus; 2. Donal, of Ballymacquirk; 3. Donagh, of Cuilbeggan, who died 14th May, 1614, leaving a son Donal, b. 1610.

123. Manus: son of Art Oge (of Dromagh); b. 1567; m. and left issue:—1. Donal; 2. Aodh. This Manus was styled "chief of his nacion."

124. Donal of Dromagh: his son; married thrice: 1st, the dau. of his kinsman Art O'Keeffe; 2ndly, the dau. of Thomas Creagh of Limerick; and 3rdly, a dau. of Lord Viscount Roche, of Fermoy, by whom he had issue:—1. Donal; 2. Aodh; 3. Connor; 4. Eleanor; 5. Caomh; and 6. Art.

125. Donal of Dromagh: his son: was a member of the "Catholic Convention" of 1647, and had the command of a company of Foot in the Irish army. He m. Johanna Everett, alias Butler, by whom he had a son:

126. Donal of Dromagh, who commanded a company of Foot in the service of James II. of England, at Aughrim, where he was slain. He m. twice; 1st, Elizabeth Roche; and 2ndly, Anne, dau. of Dominick Sarsfield, of Cork, by whom he had a son:

127. Donal Oge, who was an ensign in Boiseleau's infantry, and distin- guished himself on many a far foreign field from Dunkirk to Belgrade; m. and had issue:—1. Denis; 2. Caemh (of Bandon); 3. Arthur; and 4. Mary Anne.

128. Arthur: his son: m. the dau. of Eoghan MacSweeney, by whom he had a son:

129. Daniel (of Bandon). This Daniel m. Mary, dau. of Cornelius O'Delany, by whom he had issue:—1. Arthur, 2. Caemh, 3. Cornelius, 4. William, 5. Joseph, and 6. Francis.

130. Arthur: his son (who died Nov. 5th, 1828); married and had issue:—1. Caemh, 2. Eoghan, and 3. Arthur.


[1]O'Keeffe: This family originally possessed the southern half of ancient Feara Muighe (now "Fermoy"), from which they were driven after the English invasion, when they settled at Duhallow, in the district known as Pobble O'Keeffe.