The Denn Keatinge family were originally of Tennypark, county Kilkenny. In the 1870s Michael D. Keatinge of Woodsgift, county Kilkenny owned 1,211 acres in county Galway and 1,912 acres in county Kilkenny. Woodsgift was previously a St George property. Keating married in 1892 as his second wife Elizabeth daughter of Henry Blake. In 1906 Michael D. Keating held part of Hillsbrook Demesne as untenanted land in the parish of Killererin, barony of Clare, county Galway.