© Castletown graveyard
The graveyard in Castletown is large and the church ruin
is located at its centre. The graveyard is kept in good repair and the
oldest headstone that we came across was to the memory of Cornelius
Ryan who died on September 15th 1737, at the age of 34. Mass has been
said in the graveyard in the recent past.
© Colmanswell graveyard
There is also a large graveyard in Colmanswell and recently
a new section has been opened to the existing graveyard. The ruins of
St. Colman's church are in the far end of the graveyard. The oldest
headstone that we found in the graveyard was to the memory of Richard
Horhey who died on May 28 1798, aged 38. We had difficulty reading the
surname on the headstone, but we believe it read as Horhey. There is
a headstone to the Fitzgibbon family that bears the inscription that
they are 'buried here since 1748'.
Westropp also mentions an infant's burial ground in Killacolla,
also known as Killehalla.
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