Final Resting Places - Old Cemetery Killererin
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:
Patrick Scharry (sic)
November 17th 1706 aged 55
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:
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)
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
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
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
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
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
Lord Have Mercy on
The Soul of
Revd John Keaveney P.P.
Who Died 31st December 1925
Aged 78 years.
He ministered In This
Parish for 38 years
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I’m trying to find gravesites of Martin OConnor is my grandfather and his wife is May OConnor (nee Heneghan) is my grandmother and John Connor is my great grandfather and Mary Connor (nee Kelly) is my great grandmother?
Was delighted to meet you recently at the graveyard with your Dad. Unfortunately, I cannot provide you with any further information at this time.
Class: Children’s burial ground
Townland: GRANGE (Killererin ED)
Scheduled for inclusion in the next revision of the RMP: Yes
Description: Immediately S of church (GA044-065001-). Irregular area (E-W 44.6m, N-S 12.4m max.) defined along N side by a field wall, and along SE side by traces of a grassed-over stony bank. Numerous haphazardly placed set stones indicate graves, including a number of cut-stone fragments from the adjoining church.
We have included all of the above in our book on p 265 in chapter of Archaeology and Architectural Heritage.
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