© Oldest section of Kilfinane graveyard
The graveyard in Kilfinane is located across the road
from the parish church. The graveyard is divided into three different
sections. The oldest headstone that we found was from 1808 and was erected
by Thomas Sheedy in memory of his father Cornelius and his brother John,
who died on January 14th, aged 42.
© Cross in Kilfinane graveyard
We believe that the date refers only to John's death.
However, the script on the headstone was difficult to read.
As the graveyard dates from at least 1760 (judging by
the church ruins located there), there are probably older headstones
in the graveyard. Unfortunately, due to the passage of time, the writing
on some of these headstones is illegible.
© New section of Kilfinane graveyard
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