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Ballysimon graveyard
© Ballysimon graveyard

There is a graveyard in Ballysimon that is in use at present. The graveyard is in good condition and the oldest headstone that we found was from 1800. It was to the memory of John Sheehy who died on March 1st of that year, aged 78. Many of the older headstones are illegible. A lot of people from Monaleen are buried in Kilmurry graveyard.

Kyle in Killonan
© Kyle in Killonan

Westropp mentions cillíns at Killonan and Kilbane for the burial of strangers and children. The kyle in Kilbane is near Mary Magdalene's well.

The kyle in Killonan is about ½ mile from the road. The earliest reference in the records to the kyle is from 1601. The kyle is overgrown with weeds and grass but there are plans to clean up the grounds. Only five headstones are visible and there was a burial here in 1991.

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