© New Graveyard in Adare
The new graveyard in Adare is located behind the present
parish church, the Trinitarian Abbey. St Nicholas' cemetery was opened
© St Nicholas' Graveyard
Another graveyard is located in the grounds of St Nicholas' Church, the
old parish church in Adare. This graveyard is in good condition, and there
is a parish committee currently involved in cleaning and maintaining the
The oldest headstone that we found in this graveyard was in memory of
Cat Dwyer, who died on the 24th of February 1744. There was also a headstone
in memory of Margaret Dwyer, who died on March 29th 1739 or 1759, aged
42. The inscription on the headstone was faded so we were unable to discern
which of the two dates was correct.
© Burial Place of the Earls of Dunraven
A wall encloses the Protestant section of this graveyard.
There are also Catholics buried in this section. It is here that the modern
burial place of the Earls of Dunraven can be found.
© Clonshire Graveyard
Clonshire graveyard is located in the townland of Barnakyle.
An old church ruin is situated within this graveyard. The oldest headstone
that we came across here was in memory of Hanna Mark\m (this abbreviated
version of the name appeared on the headstone, but we believe it to be
Markham) who died on April 16th 1790, aged 21.
© Drehidtrasna graveyard
Drehidtrasna graveyard surrounds the ruin of a Protestant
church. This graveyard is located across the road from the townland of
Glebe, so named because the Protestant minister resided there. The graveyard
is still in use. It is fairly well kept.
A collection plate with the name 'Drehidtrasna' inscribed
on it was found here, and is now on display in the Heritage Centre in
Adare. The oldest headstone that we found here was in memory of Maurice
Hogan, who spent 16 years as Parish Priest of Croagh/Kilfinny. He died
on July 7th 1818 aged 70 years.
© Dunaman graveyard
There is a graveyard in the grounds of the church in Dunaman.
In the graveyard there is a headstone that is made from the base of a
tree. However there is no inscription on this headstone. There is a tomb
to members of the Sheehy family. The oldest headstone that we found was
to John Toomy who died in July 1818, at the age of 88.
© Wooden Headstone in Dunaman Graveyard
© Cregaun Graveyard
There is a graveyard in the townland of Tuogh, which is locally known
as Creagaun. In his book "Kenry", Máirtín Ó
Corrbuí mentions a graveyard called Creagán na hUla
which is also known as Knockaunahall. This graveyard was only used by
a limited number of families. Ó Corrbuí states that the
last burial here was in 1973. Access to the graveyard is through private
lands owned by the Long family.
In 1940 in a sandpit outside the wall of the graveyard, Fr J. Culhane
found a Papal Seal, which is also called a Papal Bull. The seal had the
likeness of St. Peter on one side and Pope Benedict VIII (1294-1303) on
the other side. This seal may have been intended for one of the monasteries