McGoughs, McGeoughs, and McGeoghs in the Counties of Ireland
Ireland has 32 counties, forming its four provinces. Twenty-srx counties are in the Republic of Ireland and six are in Northern Ireland. There are four provinces in the island of Ireland: Connaught, Leinster, Munster, and Ulster. Of the nine counties that make up Ulster, six are in Northern Ireland and three are in the Republic of Ireland. From: Understanding Irish Administrative Divisions by Janet Cassidy-Stroh. Here are maps and listings of the historic provinces of Ireland and the 32 counties. In modern times, there have been four provinces: Connaught, Leinster, Munster, and Ulster. McGoughs are almost all located in Ulster or the part of county Louth that adjoins Ulster (east of county Monaghan, south of counties Armagh and Down). Before 1596, county Louth was considered part of the province of Ulster. Today, county Louth is part of the province of Leinster.
A good early history of county Louth is Colonisation and Conquest in Medieval Ireland —The English in Louth, 1170–1330 by Brendan Smith (Cambridge Press, April 1999). Chapter 1, "The Ua Cerbaill Kingdom of Airgialla," is especially worthwhile, and is available in PDF format on the Internet. Map 2 on page 18 of chapter 1 shows the territory occupied by the Airghialla in the 1160s, an area remarkably similar to the parts of counties Monaghan, Louth, Armagh, Tyrone, Down and Meath inhabited by the McGoughs in the 19th century.
Six counties of Ulster are in the United Kingdom; three are in the Republic of Ireland. The counties of Ulster in the province of Northern Ireland (UK) are: Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Derry, and Tyrone. In the Republic of Ireland are Cavan, Donegal, and Monaghan. McGoughs resided in all these counties in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries except Donegal and Fermanagh. County Louth is also in the Republic of Ireland.
On this page, I list the thirty-two counties of Ireland and include references to the surname McGough in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, where I have not created a separate web page for that county. Where I have created a separate web page for a county, I link to that page; and on that page you will find references to the name, primarily in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
A table that lists McGoughs, McGeoughs, McGeoghs (and a few other forms of the surname) in Ireland who are listed in the Tithe Applotment Books and Griffith's Valuation will be found on my page: McGoughs, McGeoughs, and McGeoghs in Ireland in the 1820–30s and 1850–60s: By County, Parish, and Townland. The names are listed first by county, then civil parish within the county, then townland within the civil parish.
See my page: McGoughs, McGeoughs, and McGeoghs in County Antrim.
See my page: McGoughs, McGeoughs, and McGeoghs in County Armagh.
There are no indications of any McGoughs in the county before 1900, with this exception:
Subject: Ireland to Tasmania
Post Date: August 25, 2003 at 20:02:59
Message from Ted McDuffe
Forum: Mcgough Family Genealogy Forum
Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/mcgough/
"Trying to help a friend who lives in Tasmania, Australia.
"She is descendant of Bernard McGough, born County Carlow, Ireland June 1815, married Sarah Davidson born February 13, 1839 Shercock, Cavan, Ireland. They emigrated to Van Diemen’s Land, Australia, August 4, 1855 on the ‘James Baine’ and arrived in Hobart Town on November 2, 1855.
"Does anyone make a connection, descendant or ancestor wise."
There has been published on the Internet a map of the townlands of Aghnamullen parish in county Monaghan. Two townlands in the parish of Drumgoon that lie on the Cavan side of the Monaghan/Cavan border are included in the Moylemuck Enclave on my page: McGoughs, McGeoughs, and McGeoghs in the Civil Parish of Aghnamullen. The townlands in Cavan, both in Drumgoon parish, are Aghagashlan and Killyvaghan. For parish and townland maps of eastern Cavan, see the Atlas of eastern county Cavan (PDF format).
The Householders Index shows McGoughs in two other parishes of county Cavan: Kilmore Parish (Upper Loughtee Barony, Cavan Union), which is immediately west of the town of Cavan, and Enniskeen Parish (Clankee Barony, Baillieborough Union), which, as does Drumgoon Parish, adjoins the western boundary of county Monaghan.
The Tithe Applotment Books also show the name John McGough in 1832 in the townland of Tircullen in Kilmore parish, which is immediately west of the town and townland of Cavan; and Peter McGough in 1828 in the townland of Collops in Enniskeen parish, which is the third parish southeast of Drumgoon along the Cavan-Monaghan border. The intervening parishes are Shercock and Knockbride.
Here is a posting in the McGough Archives on RootsWeb.com:
Subject: [McGOUGH] County Cavan McGeough/McGough, McDonald
Date: 12 Jun 2002 11:13:00 -0600
"Surnames: McGeough, McGough, McDonald
"Seeking information regarding McGeough/McGough or McDonald in County Cavan. My g-g-grandfather is Patrick McGeough (some records spell it McGough) born appx 1820. Married Mary McDonald and had 3 sons: John in 1842, Bernard in 1844 & James in 1853 (birth dates appx). They emigrated to U.S. in either 1854 or 1859. Prior to the move, our information indicates they were located in Cootehill, County Cavan. Any information would be helpful."
Patrick McGough was born August 9, 1852, at Kylea, Inagh, county Clare, Ireland; married Margaret Boland on April 24, 1876, at Inagh, county Clare, Ireland; and died at Kylea, county Clare, in 1931. Their son John McGough was born on January 11, 1877; Henry McGough*, April 17, 1878; daughter Bridget McGough, June 12, 1881; Margaret McGough, May 23, 1883; Anne McGough, September 22, 1884; Michael McGough, September 15, 1886; Catherine McGough, September 21, 1888; Ellen McGough, June 24, 1894; Patrick McGough, 1891. World Family Tree, volume 55, tree 714. Margaret Boland and Patrick McGough are listed by the IGI as parents of Mary McGough born on May 2, 1879, Cloonmackin, Clare, Ireland. Here is an entry from the 1901 census index of county Clare: Patrick McGough, parish of Inagh, townland of Kylea, district of West Clare, poor law union of Ennistimon—on the County Clare, Ireland, website (Census Records—Ennistimon, Kildysart and Kilmaley Poor Law Unions). Here are two entries from the 1901 Census of Clare, District Electoral Division: Ennis No. 2 Urban; Townland: Mill Street: Mary McGough, Servant, Roman Catholic, Read-Write, 22, Female, Domestic Servant, Not Married, born in County Clare, speaks Irish and English; Anne McGough, Servant, Roman Catholic, Read-Write, 17, Female, General Servant Domestic, Not Married, born in County Clare. The Patrick McGough family is on OneWorldTree on Ancestry.com.
*There was no McGough in Griffith's Valuation of county Clare in 1855, but there was a Henry McKeough in the townland of Kylea in the parish of Inagh (union of Ennistimon). The name is also indexed as Henry McKeogh. There were several McKeogh and McKeough families in other parishes of county Clare. See: Griffith's Valuation 1855, County Clare, McInertney to McMahon, (Maurice).
Hughes, Catherine Winnifred, married Martin Charles McGough in about 1875 in Cork (Family Search).
McGee, Mary Ann, is listed by Family Search as marrying Terrence McGough in County Cork, Ireland.
Some of the parishes of northern county Tyrone lie partly in county Derry. Townlands in these parishes, e.g., the townland of Killybasky in the civil parish of Lissan, are covered on my page: McGoughs, McGeoughs and McGoughs in County Tyrone.
Grubb, William Henry, is listed by the IGI as having married Maria McGeogh on October 28, 1846, at Moneymore 2nd Presbyterian Church-0797, Ardtrea, Londonderry, Ireland.
McGeogh, Mrs Robert, of Labby, Draperstown, Londonderry South, signed the Ulster Covenant of September 28, 1912, opposing home rule at the Black Hill Orange Hall.
John McGough married Mary Ann Ferguson in 1868 according to records available at the Derry Genealogy Centre. See Irish Genealogy Search.
Arthur and Susan McGough came from Ireland to New Castle county, Delaware, in 1786 with their son John McGough, who was born in Ireland in 1784. The tradition is that these McGoughs emigrated from county Donegal. My check of available Irish records found no McGough in county Donegal in the 1800s, and natives of county Donegal say that McGough is not a Donegal name. More likely, the family came from Dungannon in county Tyrone. See my page: McGoughs in America before 1790: Arthur and Susan McGough.
See my page: Where the Mountains of Mourne Sweep Down to the Sea—Ballymageogh and Slievemageogh in County Down, where I collect the names of McGoughs in county Down. See also my page: McGoughs in Pre-Revolutionary America: Robert and Sarah Matilda Carson McGough (who migrated to Mecklenburg county, North Carolina, from county Down, in 1773).
Patrick McGoff and Mary Ferrall are listed by the IGI as parents of Mary Anne Catherine McGoff born on January 18, 1869, in Dublin. Patrick McGough and Mary Ferrall are listed by the IGI as parents of Patrick Ferrall Mc Gough born on July 15, 1872, at North City No. 1, city of Dublin, Ireland; and Mary Pauline McGough born on July 7, 1874, at Dublin.
Fowler, Teresa, and Peter Cockburn McGough are listed by the IGU as parents of Anne Madeleine McGough born on July 20, 1880 in Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.
Elizabeth Johnston married Joshua McGeough, Esquire, in St. Anne, Dublin, Dublin, on August 28, 1781. Irish Records Extraction Database on Ancestry.com.
O'Mealey, Owen, is listed by the IGI as marrying Ann McGeough on July 19, 1777, at St. Marie Parish, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.
O'Neil, Patrick, married Ellen McGough in Dublin about 1844 (IGI).
O'Rourke, Mary Anne, and John McGough are listed by the IGI as the parents of William John Mc Gough born on November 26, 1872, Dublin City, Dublin, Ireland; and Mary Catherine McGough born on February 5, 1875, in Ireland; and Anne Jane McGough born on March 7, 1877, in Dublin, Dublin, Ireland (where the mothers name is spelled O'Rouke).
The National Archives of Ireland has established a research partnership with Library and Archives Canada to facilitate digitisation, indexing and contextualisation of the 1901 and 1911 census records of Ireland. See: Digitization of Irish 1901 and 1911 census records. As of December of 2007, the only records available on the Internet are the 1911 Dublin census records. Here are the results of a search of those records:
Residents of a house 18 in Killeek (Kilsallaghan, Dublin)
Catherine McGeogh, age 38, female, Roman Catholic, domestic servant, could read and write, single, born in county Meath.
Residents of a house 16.3 in Summerhill Parade (Mountjoy, Dublin)
Andrew McGeough, age 47, male (brother-in-law), married 8 years (probably to a sister of Christopher Palmer, age 52, a general laborer, born in Dublin), Roman Catholic, could read and write, a printer-compositor (unemployed), born in county Monaghan.
Residents of a house 20.2 in Gloucester Street, Upper (North Dock, Dublin)
George McGeough, age 43, male, Roman Catholic, could read and write, cabinet Maker, apparently a widower who had been married 21 years to a wife who bore him 12 children,10 of whom were living, born in Liverpool. All the children wereorn in Dublin except Lizzie and Patrick, who were born in Belfast.
McGeough Alice 20 Female
McGeough Lizzie 16 Female
McGeough Patrick 15 Male
McGeough Fanny 11 Female
McGeough George 9 Male
McGeough Joseph 7 Male
McGeough Angelia 4 Female
McGeough Frank 2 Male
Residents of a house 2 in Osborne Terrace (Blackrock No. 3, Dublin)
Mary McGough, age 34. female, Roman Catholic, could read and write, a domestic servant-cook, born in county Louth.
Residents of a house 38 in Clonliffe Road (Drumcondra, Dublin)
James McGough, age 41, male, head of family, Roman Catholic, read and write, oversees G.P.O., Dublin, married 17 years, born in county Down. All children born in Dublin.
McGough Bridget 39 Female, born in Dublin, mother of 6 children (5 living.)
McGough Winifred 16 Female,
McGough Edith 12 Female
McGough Norah 6 Female
McGough Sydney 4 Male
McGough Ethel 1 Female
Whelan Cecilia 26 Female (visitor)
Residents of a house 44 in Clonliffe Road (Drumcondra, Dublin)
Thomas McGough, age 45, male, Roman Catholic, could read but not write, horse dealer, married 127 years, born in county Louth
McGough Alice 35 Female, born in county Armagh
Soraglian Rose 23 Female, servant
Residents of a house 26.2 in Summerhill Road (Kingstown No. 4, Dublin)
Edward McGough, age 42, male. Roman Catholic, could read and write, Catholic curate, single, born in county Dublin.
Residents of a house 124 in Circular Road, South (Merchant's Quay, Dublin)
Eugene McGough, age 72, male, Roman Catholic, could read and write, professor of English—headmaster, married, born in county Monaghan
McGough Kate 75 Female, married 47 years, mother of 9 children, 5 living, born in county Mayo, all children born in Dublin
McGough Patrick 39 Male, single, director and official, year (?) wine merchant
McGough Charles 36 Male, sincle, poor law official
McGough Michael 34 Male, single, bank official
O'Kelly Mary 27 Female (servant/cook, single, born in county Cavan)
Residents of a house 36 in Tyrconnell Road, West Side (New Kilmainham, Dublin)
Francis J. McGough, age 29, male, Roman Catholic, read and write, married for less than a year, commercial traveller, born in Dublin city..
McGough Lena 30 Female, protestant, Church of Ireland, born in Dublin city
Hutchinson George 24 Male, boarder
Gorman Thomas 30 Male, boarder
Residents of a house 25 in Mary St. (North City, Dublin)
Annie McGough, age 35, female, Roman Catholic, could read and write, general servant, single, born in county Monaghan.
Residents of a house 76 in Merrion Road, Part of (Pembroke East, Dublin)
Kate McGough, age 22, female. Roman Catholic, domestic servant, single, born in county Louth.
Residents of a house 14 in Dartmouth Square (Rathmines & Rathgar East, Dublin)
Bridget McGough, age 18, female, Roman Catholic, domestic servant, single, born in county Louth..
Residents of a house 18 in Temple Road (Rathmines & Rathgar East, Dublin)
Margaret McGough, age 26, female, Roman Catholic, could read and write, servant/cook, born in county Louth.
Residents of a house 71 in Leinster Road (Rathmines & Rathgar West, Dublin)
Elizabeth McGough, age 23, female, Roman Catholic, domestic servant, single, born in county Louth..
Residents of a house 25.2 in Belvidere Road (Rotunda, Dublin)
Joseph McGough, age 55, male, Roman Catholic, could read and write, commercial traveller for a hardware establishment, married under one year, born in Dublin city..
McGough Mary 50 Female, Roman Catholic, could read and write, professor of music, born in Dublin city.
Residents of a house 34 in Westfield Lane (Terenure, Dublin)
John McGough, age 65, male, Roman Catholic, could read and write, engineer "marine," born in county Louth.
McGough Mary 40 Female, Roman Catholic, could read and write, married 4 years, born in county Wicklow.
Residents of a house 47 in Circular Road, South SidSouthe (Usher's Quay, Dublin)
Lizzie McGough, age 61, female, inmate. Roman Catholic, could read and write, formerly a milliner, single, born in county Louth - Drogheda (number of form B 47 - a large "dispensary" or retirement home; page 29 in the computerized index, one of 30 people in "St. Patrick's House.").
Residents of a house 1 in Knightstown (Lusk, Dublin)
Philip McGough, age 35, male, single, farm servant, Roman Catholic, could read and write, born in county Meath.
Walker, Sarah, and James McGeogh are listed by the IGI as parents of Sarah Mc Geogh born on March 31, 1873, in Fermanagh, Ireland.
Here is a listing from Flax Growers of Ireland, 1796—County Fermanagh: M'Gugh James Kinawley Fermanagh
John M'Gough is listed as the parish priest in 1866 of the parish of Lackagh, post town of Turloughmore, in the Diocese of Tuam (includes portions of Galway and Mayo) at page 236 of the Irish Ecclesiastical Register of 1866. (Catholic Directory, Almanac and Registry of Ireland, England and Scotland by the Very Reverend Canon Keogh PP, on Google Books.
Michael McGough, born in 1817, an illiterate Roman Catholic Laborer, was sentenced on April 10, 1849, in Galway, Ireland, for killing sheep with intent to steal, sentenced to 7 years, and transported to Western Australia aboard the Phoebe Dunbar. He arrived in Fremantle on August 20, 1853. His ticket of leave date was May 1. 1854. On the same ship, sentenced at the same time and place, to the same punishment for the same crime, was Patrick McGough who was born in 1837 and was a literate Roman Catholic tailor, and who was probably Michael McGough's son. See: Fremantle Prison History.
Gorman, Bridget, on May 5, 1866 in Perth, W. Australia, married Patrick McGough, who was born in Expiree, Galway in 1837, and died on September 24, 1905, in Perth. (Family Search)
Joyner, Mary Anne, and Richard McGough are listed by the IGI as parents of Bridget McGough born on August 10, 1868 at Tuam, Galway, Ireland; and Kate McGough born on April 26, 1870, in Ireland.
Sarah McGough and Thomas McGough are listed by the IGI as parents of Thomas McGough born on November 15, 1874, at Galway Road, Galway, Ireland; and Bridget McGough born on October 15, 1876, at Galway, Ireland.
John McGoff is listed by Griffith's Valuation in the parish of Kilbennan, townland of Ballyboy.
Matthew McGoff is listed by Griffith's Valuation in the parish of Kilbennan, townland of Lehid.
John McGoff is listed by Griffith's Valuation in the parish of Kilconia, townlands of Bulcaun.
John McGoff is listed by Griffith's Valuation in the parish of Kilconia, townland of Cloonweelaun.
Murphy, Elizabeth, and Terence McGough are listed by the IGI as parents of James McGough born on March 27, 1872, at Milltown, Kerry, Ireland; and Elizabeth Mc Gough born on October 18, 1878, at Kerry, Ireland. In the latter entry, the mother's name is given as Eliza.
Murphy, Margaret, and Terence McGough, born in Ireland in about 1843, are listed by Family Search's Ancestry file as being married in Ireland in about 1868; as parents of Thomas McGough born in Ireland about 1868; Terence McGough born in March of 1870 in Ireland , and who died on April 12, 1946; James McGough, born in Ireland in about 1874; Elizabeth McGough born about 1876 in Killarney, Kerry County, Ireland, who died in Killarney; and Patrick McGough born in Ireland on March 26, 1881 and who died in 1962.
O'Mahony, Lucy, and Terence McGough were the parents of Edward McGough born on July 29, 1904, at Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland (Death: About 1957); Terence Mc Gough born on January 29, 1904, at Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland, and who died in December of 1970 at Arlington, Middlesex, Ma.; Thomas McGough born in 1905 in Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland, who died on November 19, 1971; Bartholomew McGough born on April 3 1909, in Killarney, County Kerry, and who died on November 3, 1979, in Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Patrick McGough who was born in 1913 in Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland; and Daniel McGough who was born in 1920 at Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland, and died in 1980. (Family Search).
Spillane, Ellen, and Patrick McGough are listed by Family Search as parents of Elizabeth McGough born in about 1911 in Ireland, and who died on July 12, 1937, in Killarney, Kerry County, Ireland; and Michael McGough born in about 1915 in Ireland, and who died on February 26, 1980.
Murray, James, of Monasterevin, Kildare, Ireland, is listed by the IGI as marrying in about 1839, Margaret McGeogh, who was born in about 1818 in Monasterevin, Kildare, Ireland.
The International Genealogical Index lists McGo, McGoa, McGoe, and McGoo, apparently as phonetic equivalents, mostly located around Cumberland, England. In the record of the birth and marriage of Margaret McGoe, the Irish version of the name is shown as McGeogh:
"8. Margaret (McGeogh) McGoe—International Genealogical Index/BI Gender: F Birth: Abt. 1805 Of Monasterevan, Kildare, Ireland.
"9. Margaret (McGeogh) McGoe—International Genealogical Index/BI Gender: F Marriage: Abt. 1826 Of Monasterevan, Kildare, Ireland."
There were many McGoey families in county Leitrim. See my page: McGeoy/McGoey/McGouey.
Outside Leinster, MacKeoghs
are mainly located in the neighbourhood of Limerick: the place name Ballymackeogh is in Co. Tipperary, a few miles from that city. This was the homeland of one of the three distinct septs of MacKeogh. See my page: Origins of the Surname McGough.
Monsignor James P. McGough, born in county Limerick, Ireland, on July 24, 1933, was pastor of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Picayune, Mississippi, from 1988 to 1990. Monsignor McGough studied at Mungert College, Limerick, and St. Bernard Major Seminary, St. Bernard, Alabama. He was ordained on May 25, 1957. He was assistant at Nativity Parish, Biloxi, for one year. In 1958, he went to study Canon Law at Catholic University of America from where he received his Doctorate in Canon Law. He was Chancellor and Officialis for the Diocese of Natchez-Jackson from 1962-1966. He was then appointed Vicar General. In 1971, he was appointed pastor of Sacred Heart, Hattiesburg, from 1977-1979 he was Chancellor and Officialis for the new Diocese of Biloxi, and Vicar General in 1979. He was pastor of St. Paul's, Pass Christian, from 1978-1985, pastor of Our Lady of the Gulf, Bay St. Louis, from 1985 to 1988. He served as pastor of St. Charles Borromeo from 1988 to 1990 and then pastor of St. James, Gulfport 1990-.
See my page: McGeoy/McGoey/McGouey.
Sharkey, Sarah, and Francis McGeough are listed by the IGI as parents of John McGeough on December 31, 1874, citing "Civil Birth Records, Misc, , , Ireland." [Sharkey, Elizabeth, and Francis McGeoch are listed by the IGI as parents of John McGeoch born in Ireland in 1840 and who died on April 7, 1892; Sharkley, Elizabeth, and Patrick McGeoch are listed by the IGI as parents of Patrick McGeoch born in 1836 in on September 12, 1882, in Granard, Longford, Ireland, and who died on September 12, 1882.]
See my page: McGoughs, McGeoughs, and McGeoghs in County Louth.
See my page: McGoughs in County Mayo.
See my page: McGoughs, McGeoughs and McGeoghs in County Meath.
See my pages:
McGoughs, McGeoughs and McGeoghs in County Monaghan—Introduction
Hearth Money Rolls for County Monaghan: McGeogh, McGeough, and McGogh
McGough and McGeough Gravestone Inscriptions in County Monaghan
McGoughs, McGeoughs, and McGeoghs in the Civil Parish of Aghnamullen
Baptisms and Marriages in the Catholic Parish of Aughnamullen West
McGoughs, McGeoughs, and McGeoghs in the Civil Parish of Ballybay
McGoughs, McGeoughs, and McGeoghs in the Civil Parish of Clontibret
McGoughs, McGeoughs, and McGeoghs in the Civil Parish of Donaghmoyne and the Barony of Farney (includes civil parishes of Magheracloone, Magheross, Inishkeen, and Killanny)
McGoughs, McGeoughs, and McGeoghs in the Civil Parish of Muckno
McGoughs, McGeoughs and McGeoghs in the Barony of Trough (includes civil parishes of Errigal Trough and Donagh)
McGoughs, McGeoughs and McGeoghs in the Baronies of Dartree and Monaghan (includes civil parishes of Aghabog and Killeevan, Currin, Ematris, Tedavnet, Tehallan, and Monaghan).
Eochaig of Magdarnac—or Eochaidh of Mughdhorna—was buried at the monastery at Clonmacnoise in county Offaly, probably before the year 1000. The inscription on the tombstone is translated by R. A. S. Mcalister as "A Prayer for Eochu ... (PN) of Mugdorna." The tombstone is one of 263 ancient stones recorded at Clonmacnoise. The name on the tombstone, Eochaig, is explained as follows: "(Language: Goidelic; Gender: male) ... 'Euchaig is the dative singular of the noun Euchaid, or Eochaid, gen. Echach, Echoch'." The burial site may be that of the Eochaidh who, as the Annals of the Four Masters note in an entry for the year 867, was the lord of Mughdhorn-Breagh. In his notes to the Annals of the Four Master, John O'Donovan says:
"Mughdhorna-Breagh.—A sept of the Oirghialla seated in Bregia, in east Meath, but their exact position has not been determined. They are to be distinguished from the Mughdorna-Maighen, who were seated in and gave name to the barony of Cremorne, in the County of Monaghan." (year 807).
"Mughdorn Maighean.—Now the barony of Crioch-Mughdhorna, anglice' Cremorne, in the County of Monaghan. It is supposed to have derived the addition of Maighen (sic) from the church of Domhnach-Maighen, now Donaghmoyne church." (year 606).
See my page: Mughdhorna. See also: Monasticon Hibernicum, 1786 - King's County.
In MacLysaght's commentary on the name MacKeogh, he mentions the place names Ballymackeogh in county Tipperary and Keoghville in the parish of Taghmaconnell in county Roscommon.
The name MacKeogh, according to MacLysaght, stems from Mac Eochaidh, just as does McGeogh, McGeough and McGough. Here are excerpts from pages 199 and 200 of Irish Families: Their Names, Arms and Origins (3d edition 1972):
"MacKeough, Kehoe ; O'Hoey, Hoy.
"Keogh, including Kehoe and Mac Keogh, almost equally common forms of the same Irish surname—Mac Eochaidh—just misses a place in the hundred most numerous names in Ireland. It is chiefly found in the province of Leinster, the spelling Kehoe being usual in Co. Wexford. Outside Leinster MacKeoghs are mainly located in the neighbourhood of Limerick : the place name Ballymackeogh is in Co. Tipperary, a few miles from that city. This was the homeland of one of the three distinct septs of MacKeogh. The second was in the Ui Maine group. Their eponymous ancestor was Eochaidh O'Kelly ; they were lords of Magh Finn and their territory of Moyfinn in the barony of Athlone, Co. Roscommon, long known as Keogh's Country, was popularly so-called even in recent times. The place Keoghville in the parish of Taghmaconnell took its name from them. The third and historically the most important sept were the MacKeoghs of Leinster. These are of the same stock as the O'Byrnes and were hereditary bards to that great family. With them they migrated in early medieval times from north Kildare to Co. Wicklow whence they spread later to Co. Wexford. ...
"The cognate patronymic O hEochaidh is anglicized as O'Hoey and Hoy. The sept so named, which was the same stock as the MacDonlevys, was of such importance in early time that its chiefs were Kings of Ulster until the end of the twelfth century when their kinsman the MacDonlevy's superseded them in that dignity"
Old Irish-Gaelic Surnames, A Supplement to Ireland's History in Maps, lists these Gaelic stems of anglicized names:
Mac Eochaidh - Keogh - S. Roscommon - the Ui Mhaine, lords of Magh Finn
Mac Eochaidh - (Mac) Keogh - West Tipperary
Mac Eochaidh - Keogh - N. Kildare - same stock as the O'Byrnes
Mac Eoghain - MacKeon - CO Sligo/Leitrim.
Mac Eochaidh - Keogh - S. Roscommon - the Uí Mhaine, lords of Magh Finn Mac Eochaidh - (Mac) Keogh - West Tipperary Mac Eochaidh - Keogh - N. Kildare - same stock as the O'Byrnes Mac Eoghain - MacKeon - CO Sligo/Leitrim"
See the section called McKeogh, MacKehoe, Keogh, O'Hoey, Hoy on my page: Origins of the Surname McGough.
Ballymackeogh in county Tipperary was the center of one of the distinct septs of McKoghs. See the remarks and references under county Roscommon, above.
See my page: McGoughs, McGeoughs and McGoughs in County Tyrone.
See my page: McGoughs, McGeoughs and McGeoghs in County Westmeath.
John McGough married Mary Burn in 1803 according to records available at the County Wexford Heritage & Genealogy Society. See Irish Genealogy Search.
Fox, Elizabeth, and Terence McGough are listed by the IGI as parents of Owen Mc Gough born on April 13, 1872, in Ireland. Fox, Eliza McGough, and Terence McGough, are listed by the IGI as parents of Bernard McGough born on July 3, 1877, in Ireland.
Kelly, Mary, and John McGough are listed by the IGI as parents of Catherine Ann McGough born on December 5, 1871, in Ireland. (Armagh?)
Ann and James McGough are listed by the IGI as parents of Thomas McGough born in 1857 in Ireland.
Annie and Patrick McGough are shown by the IGI to be parents of Mary McGough born in Ireland in 1861.
Mary and Patrick McGough are listed by the IGI as parents of Michael McGough born in 1856 in Ireland; and Catherine McGough born in 1858 in Ireland.
McKenna, Mary, and Francis McGough are listed by the IGI as parents of Rose McGough born in Ireland on April 23, 1873. [Probably in county Monaghan, which was home to most of the McKennas.]
Matthews, Samuel, is listed by Family Search as marrying in Ireland in about 1776 Mary McGough who was born in Ireland in about 1758.
Murphy, James, is listed by the IGI as marrying Mary McGeogh, born in 1748 in the "Diocese Of Clogher, Ulster Province, Ireland, in the diocese of Clogher in 1769.
Treanor, Mary. Patrick McGough and Mary Treanor are listed by the IGI as parents of Anne McGough born on May 2, 1871, in Ireland. Patrick McGeogh and Mary Treanor are listed by IGI as parents of Sarah McGeogh born in Ireland on June 20, 1875.
and McGeoghs in the Counties of Ireland
Updated June 4, 2011
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