Landican, Wirral, Merseyside
This is a fairly recent discovery, as relates to the Clann MacAodhagain.
The name Landican, called Landechene in the Domesday book is thought to have been named in the Gaelic languages Lann Aedhagain - the Chapel of Aedhagain.
Although Aedhagain (usually written Aodhagain in Irish) is pronounced "Hew Gann" in the "Q Celtic" languages (ie Irish, Scottish) is would be prounced "Atha Cann" in the "P Celtic" languages (ie Welsh, Cornish).
Because the name is recorded in the Domesday Book it seems to predate our clan founder Aedhagain son of Gosda. It could however refer to an earlier Aedhagain such as Aedhagain son of Seagha (see page The Other Aedhagain).
There is also a Chapel of Athacan in the Isle of Man.
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Derry Keighan, Antrim
The old Church and graveyard at Derrykeighan is situated a few miles out of Bushmills on the Ballymoney Road. Here you will find a replica of the Derrykeighan Stone, it may date from the Iron Age and has Celtic designs similar to other finds dating to the third century AD. It was discovered built into the wall of the seventeenth century church and removed in 1982 (for further study) by the Ulster Museum leaving an 'uncharacteristic' plastic replica in its place. It may have been a standing stone or part of an early ritual site, some suggest it is Druid. An early Christian monastery was founded here in the 6th century and the area known as Daire Caechan or Ceachain, meaning 'Oak wood of Ceachain''.
St Peter's, Drogheda
St Peter's Catholic Church in Drogheda was the parish of the Keegans until John Keegan (b1823) moved to Liverpool.