Welcome to Keash
Birthplace of Irelands most famous king, Cormac McAirt.
Keash Village is located 7km from Ballymote, Co. Sligo, on the Boyle Road (R295). Mentioned in the 14th Century 'Book of Ballymote' the major Battle of Keash (971 A.D.) was fought between the Northmen and Connaughtmen. Many chiefs and princes were killed in the battle which resulted in victory for the Northmen. The Royal dead from both sides, which included Cathal, son of the King of Connaught, were buried together in a grave close to the Church of Toomour. Bones were found in front of where the Altar is now and they are thought to be very old. It is remarkable that following the Battle of Keash, the fallen Royal combatants from both sides were treated with equal respect and reverence. Keash is steeped in Celtic History and surrounded by beautiful attractions and hosts some great annual events.