Chris Mooney wrote on an earlier incarnation of this site:
Signs are that the final resting place of Ireland’s most famous Keating, the 17th century historian and author of FORAS FEASA AR Ã‰IRINN [the history of Ireland] Dr Geoffrey Keating, has been all but forgotten by officialdom and by the local inhabitants of the area.
On a recent trip to Ireland I visited the old churchyard in the parish of Tubbrid, Co Tipperary where he is known to have been buried only to find the place overgrown and neglected, apart from a somewhat weather-beaten metal plaque. True the place is off the regular tourist beat on a back road with few visitors, and one local resident I talked to did mention a plan to ‘do something about it’, but it was altogether a disappointing sojourn for me.
Incidentally, Tubbrid which is not very far from Ballyporeen, ancestral place of the late US President Ronald Reagan, is located towards the centre of a triangle between the three little South Tipperary towns of Ardfinnan, Cahir and Clougheen. It is not shown on a recent ‘Culture Map’ of Ireland which I obtained.