Dunleckney Cemetery, County Carlow, Ireland, Tombstone
Copied by the Bagenalstown Youth Works, transcribed by Andrew J.
Morris. 66 pages, published 1987. ePublication 2001. Also includes 6 pages
of notes on the parish history and residents. Copyright 1987 by Andrew J
This work includes the text from 449 tombstones and includes 339
surnames. Irish tombstones tend to be more informative than their American
counterparts, giving in addition to names and ages the various
relationships, places of residence, etc. A typical example from this work
states that it was "Erected by John Sheil to the memory of his father
Kearn Sheil of Bagenalstown who depd. this Life Feb. 5th 1850 aged 76
years. Also his mother Catharine Shiel (alias O'Brien) who depd. this Life
Nov. 7th 1844 aged 72 years. Also his brother in law Loughlin Doyle who
depd. this Life June 4th 1842 aged 34 years.
Also three of his nephews
Kearn Doyle, who depd. this life June 7th 1838 aged 4 years. Also John
Doyle who depd. this Life March 30th 1839 aged 3 years. Also Michael Doyle
who depd. this Life Oct 26th 1841 aged 3 years, sons of the above Loughlin
Doyle." Some of the most frequently cited surnames are Bolger, Brennan,
Byrne, Collier, Connolly, Corcoran, Cummins, Dillon, Doyle, Hennessy,
Kavanagh, Kelly, Lyons, Miller, Murphy, Newton, Nolan, Nowlan, Smyth,
Tennant, and Walsh.