© Calvary graveyard
Calvary Cemetery, located just outside the town of Newcastlewest,
was opened in 1972-73. It is the present day cemetery, and is maintained
© Calvary Cross
Churchtown cemetery, located just outside the town of Newcastlewest,
is still in use today. We found six tombs here, including the tomb of
Edward D'Arcy Esq., 1822, of Knockaderry House.
© Churchtown graveyard
The oldest headstone that we found was in memory of Elizabeth
Brudenwell, January 13th, 1705, and her husband, January 14th, 1709. The
ruins of a church are located in this cemetery, and we found a headstone
in memory of John Newton, February 21st, 1715, within the church ruins.
© Commemorative gates to
A plaque within the graveyard commemorates Paddy Flanagan
(with Jim Quinn), 25th September 1868, the man who found the Ardagh chalice.
Flanagan was buried in the Famine Graveyard. The graveyard itself is well
kept, footpaths have been laid, and trees have been planted here. Victims
of the Great Famine of 1847 - 1848 were buried here, together with people
who had no graves. Mass is said here each year.
© Plaque in memory of Paddy Flanagan
© Famine Cross