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PK Keenan

Hey folks. A friend found an old clay pipe bowl in Dublin stamped with "PK Keenan" and *Keady*. It's reckoned the pipe dates from the mid to late 19th C but I don't believe Keenan was the maker's name. I suspect it may be the name of a business or shop that sold the pipe. Does anyone know of a business called PK/Patrick/Paddy Keenan from Keady in the 1800s? Thank you!


Monday 8th June 2020, 11:57AM

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  • George,

    Griffiths Valuation for 1864 lists a Patrick Keenan in Main St, Crossmaglen. He is listed as having a house, outbuildings and a small garden. He might have been a shopkeeper. I think he was a grocer judging by the 1861 directory:

    No Keenan listed as a trader there in 1877:

    Monday 8th June 2020, 01:09PM
  • Hey Elwyn, many thanks for that - that looks like a very real possibility! I don't see any reference to Crossmaglen in that link but he is listed there for Keady alright. It seems very likely it's the same business. That's very exciting and narrows the date right down

    Tuesday 9th June 2020, 01:52PM