Final Resting Places - Old Cemetery Killererin

Killererin Heritage Society

Arial-photo-of-Old-graveyard-taken-by-Owen-Jennnings-September-2018
Owen Jennings, Cahergal
Tomb of Miles Kirwan 1816
John Coyle, Killererin Heritage Society
Gravestone of Rev. John Keaveney 1925
John Coyle, Killererin Heritage Society

The Old Cemetery in Killererin dates back to ancient times and contains the ruins of an old church and several tombs.

The earliest recorded memorial in the old cemetery in Killererin is that of Patrick Scharry and dates back to 1706. It gives the following brief information:

IHS

Patrick Scharry (sic)

November 17th 1706 aged 55

 

IHS

Pray For Edmond Burke

Parish Priest of Killereran who got me

Made for Him and His

Successors A. Nom 1726

The following is a tomb which is located inside the ruins of the old church:

IHS

Lord have mercy

On the soul of

Father Patrick Bermingham MICH.

His brother and Margaret

His wife, Nicholas their son

His wife Eliza.h

and their Defecndts  (sic)

1792

IHS

Pray for the soul of Patrick

Kirwan Who departed this life on

26th of January 1801 in the 37th

Year of his age

Also Bridget Kirwan his wife who

Died in 1847 and his son John who

Died in March 1853 Also their

Son in Law Patrick Hanly who died

July 9th 1874

IHS

O Lord have Mercy on the Soul

Of Miles Kirwan Esqr Barrister

at Law who dep’d this life on

the 31 day of Novr 1816 aged 33

yrs this Tomb was Erd by his

Disconsolate wife as a token of

Her affection For Him May He

Rest In Peace Amen.

Maria J. Kirwan Died May 10th 1874

Jerald Bourke Died March 28th

1888

Aged 7 Months

Mary A. Kirwan Died June 27th 1898

Aged 75 years

M. J. Kirwan

Died March 26th 1865

Mary M. Bourke Died Nov. 26th 1898

Aged 14 Years

REMEMBER MAN AS YOU PASS BY

AS YOU ARE NOW SO ONCE WAS I

AS I AM NOW SO WILL YOU BE

REMEMBER DEATH I PRAY FOR ME

IHS

Underneath are deposited the

Remains of Edmond Kirwan Esq

Who departed this life 1st of

March 1835 aged 36 Years

May the Lord have mercy on his soul

This Monument was Erected by His Affectionate Sister Margaret, Donflan (sic) Alias Kirwan

IHS

Pray for the Soul of the

Rev. Patrick Waldron P.P. Killererin

Who Died Dec. 12 1887 Aged 47 Years

Erected by His Faithful Parishioners

R.I.P.

IHS

Lord Have Mercy on

The Soul of

Revd John Keaveney P.P.

Killererin

Who Died 31st December 1925

Aged 78 years.

He ministered In This

Parish for 38 years

This page was added on 04/03/2019.

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