Identity Statement for Michael McKeogh

  • Reference code: IE UCDA P128
  • Title: Papers of Michael McKeogh (b.1891)
  • Dates: 1925–32
  • Level of description: Fonds
  • Extent: 1 box
  • Context
  • Content and Structure
  • Conditions of Access and Use
  • Allied Material

Biographical History

Michael McKeogh was born in 1891 and spent his early life in Tullow, County Carlow, where he was a member of the Gaelic League. Between 1907 and 1913 he worked as a mining engineer in the United States as well as being an active member of Clan na Gael and the Irish Republican Brotherhood, and serving in a regiment in Mexico in 1911. He joined the British Army on his return to Ireland, was a member of the British Expeditionary Force, was taken prisoner and sent to the prisoner-of-war camp at Limburg where Roger Casement was attempting to form an Irish Brigade. He worked for Casement both at Limburg and Zossen where the Brigade was based and where he served as Sergeant Major. After Casement’s departure in 1916 McKeogh remained with the Brigade when it moved to Danzig. In 1917 he joined the 2nd Battalion of the Bavarian Guard and fought on the Western Front. He was discharged from the German Army in 1919.

Archival History

This material was found amongst the Moss Twomey Papers (P69) which were deposited in UCD Archives in August 1984 by Fr. Maurice Twomey.


Scope and Content

Drafts of an unpublished book on Roger Casement with particular reference to his activities in Germany between 1914 and 1916, written by Michael Boyle McKeogh, recruiting officer and Sergeant Major in the Irish Brigade in Germany and Casement’s adjutant. The book covers Casement’s recruiting activities in Germany, his landing in Ireland, his trial and execution.


  • Access: Available by appointment to holders of a UCD Archives reader's ticket. Produced for consultation in original format. Original material will be retrieved at 11am and 2pm only.
  • Language: English
  • Finding aid: Descriptive catalogue

Papers of Hans Boehm IE UCDA P127