O'Keeffe of Carrick-on-Suir & Clonmel (South County Tipperary , Ireland)
( O'Keeffe family tree by Kevin O'Keeffe )


Links to Sister Sites ( O'Keeffe/O'Keefe/Keefe/Keif )

 Joe O'Keefe : O'Keeffe Clan WEB site (http://www.usinternet.com/users/jokeefe/home.htm)
- Extensive Queries & Responses, Newsletters, Genealogy Links, History, etc.
- Penny Keif's pages with family history
- Troy Keefe's South Carolina O'Keeffe page

Tom Keefe ( Keefe Clan ) (http://www.keefe.org/)
- Genealogy Links, Political Documents, History, etc.

     Check out the O'Keeffe historical booklet (scanned in for these pages)

     The O'Keeffe Chalices, Paten & Altar Stone (by Dan O'Keeffe)


Family Tree Home (Summary)

O'Keeffe male lineage in my family

Trivia & Links

Ancient O'Keeffe male lineage from 200AD to1700AD

Exerpt from the Book of Munster

O'Keefe Lineage (by Cronnelly)

Detail of the O'Keeffe Coat of Arms

Origins of the O'Keeffe Clan

Ancient origins of the Irish Race

Famous O'Keeffe 's

O'Keeffe History (booklet)

Coats of Arms in my family



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The O'Keeffe's of Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary, Ireland, are currently residing all over the world.
While I intend to place a lot more information on the web later, I will begin here with a summary and you can move to the next page and to the coats of arms later.

The O'Keeffe clan or sept is originally from an area around Glanworth and Glenville (Gleann an Phréacháin) near Fermoy, County Cork.
The Anglo-Normans displaced them and most of the sept was driven westwards where they settled in North Cork near the Kerry border between Ballydesmond and Millstreet in an area still known as:
"Pobal O'Keeffe" , (Pobal = People and is pronounced 'pubble').
Some of the sept remained in the area close to their original territory, and it may be from these that the O'Keeffe's of South Tipperary are derived. I have recently received information on a Concubhar O'Keeffe, born about 1660 in Genville, who died before 1707 in Carrick-on-Suir ; I am hoping to find some link from my known ancestors (back to 1815) to this man from Glenville an 100 years earlier, but am not confident that I will since none of the names in my family corresond to the ancient names of the Glenville O'Keeffe's: Eoghan, Concubhar, Art, Lughaidh, Caomh, Domhnall, Aodh ; I will probably end up admitting that we are from the peasant farmer side of the family and not conected to the Glenville ruling line.
What I have found out recently, from the Heritage Centre in Carrick, is that there was only one Keefe family living in Carrick during the 1799 census
- Cornelius & Mary Keefe with children Mary, John, Patrick, Ann, Catherine & Ellen, (Cornelius & Concubhar, of course, are similar names)
I think I will find that my family were farmers outside Carrick and not related to this family. Cornelius is registered as a Cooper & Baker.

I have information from the arrival of the Celts and of the leader Oillil Olum of the Eoghanacht from whom many of the clans of Munster are descended, notably the McCarthy's, the O'Keeffe's, the O'Callaghan's and the McAuliffe's. This information is contained in the Book of Munster, written by Father Eugene O'Keeffe around 1703 ; the book gives the lineage from Oilill Olum to the O'Keeffe's in the 17th century. It is difficult to read and I have summarised the O'Keeffe lineage in graphical form on this family tree web site.

My direct family information starts from 1815 with the birth of John O'Keeffe of Carrick-on-Suir.
His descendants are now in Australia (since 1862), in the U.S.A. (since 1895), and widely distributed throughout Ireland but mostly in Carrick-on-Suir and Clonmel (South Tipperary), in Tralee( County Kerry), in North Kildare, in Galway and in Dublin.



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