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Richard O'Keefe, born around 1878, groom at the Curragh racecourse

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Richard O'Keefe, born around 1878, groom at the Curragh racecourse

Posted: 18 Aug 2012 6:25AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi,

I'm trying to find some information about Richard O'Keefe and his family. He was born in 1878 in Co. Kilkenny, son of John O'Keefe. He supposedly worked at the Curragh racecourse and died as the result of a horse riding or horse training accident around the 1914-15 timeframe.

Richard married Bridget Fagan in 1903 in Dublin South and they had six children: Thomas, Evelyne, Mary, Nellie, Richard and Bridget (my wife's grandmother). Bridget Fagan was born 1877 in West Meath, daughter of John Fagan. Richard & Bridget's 1911 census return indicates the family was living in Murphystown at that time.

The family seems to have broken up following Richard's death. The daughters were placed in a convent home. We have little information beyond this point and would appreciate anything which could cast any light on the family, particularly about what happened to the mother.

Regards,
Chris

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