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Carlow County - Ireland Genealogical Projects (IGP TM)

County Carlow Memorials
"Journals for the Preservation of the Memorials for the Dead"
 
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Kellistown Graveyard, County Carlow
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OBSERVATIONS UPON KELLISTOWN CEMETERY
By Fr. John Aughney, p.p

Introduction. This graveyard is situated on the brow of Kellistown Hill. It lies about five miles south-east of Carlow Tovn. It can also be reached conveniently from Tullow along the main Tul1ow - Muinbeag road. The graveyard itself, though small, is most interesting. On site are the remains of two churches from different historic periods. The side wall of the older church forms part of the boundary wall of the graveyard. At one corner of the cemetery we find a small church which served once as a school. The tombstones themselves are good quality and elaborate "In Memory" erections, commemorating various well-known families from a wide area around Kellistown, over the last couple of centuries.

Kellistown [formerly Cill Osnadha].  

Kellistown Parish Church and Burial-ground.

[From Miss Vize, 1891.]

 ‘This church stands boldly on an eminence. It is not large, its vestry or robbing-room being under the square tower or belfry.  It does not contain any stained memorial windows; in fact, the only windows are those on the south side of the edifice; there are not any on its western or northern side. There is only one monumental tablet erected, that on the north side of nave, to Rev. Fred. E. Trench, A.M., sometimes rector of the parish before Disendowment. The [blank in the MS.] louvers of the belfry are limestone, which is not commonly met with.

 ‘The burial-ground is being quietly grazed by two goats; a donkey, and occasionally a pig, is allowed to stretch its limbs in a wild chase.

 ‘At the south-east end there are the outer walls, with foundations of others, of an ancient priory. Its arch, which evidently was the arch to the chancel, is very beautiful; its walls beyond are crumbling fast, and within them contain the graves of Mrs. Trench (whether that also of Rev. F. E. Trench, aforesaid, I am not able to say) on its north side. Those of two priests and others on the south side—all I should describe in chancel side or division. Then there are more graves in its nave; on its south wall is a holy water stoup, and lying on the ground is the remaining portion of a magnificent baptismal font, granite, carved, about three-quarters of it to be seen; the other portion I searched for, but could not find. There are also two finely cut granite capstones, with holes also filling in a gap in the wall; these are their cut-stone bases, they likewise having holes right up through centre, or it may be they were the stands for the font.

 ‘The tiny pillars, built into the wall supporting the chancel arch, are in good preservation. It would be a regrettable circumstance if measures were not taken to preserve this interesting fabric, and possibly, were the Board of Works instructed, a means might be arrived at to that end.

‘From its grounds a magnificent view can be had of the surrounding country and mountains around.  

 ‘ Kellistown Church is no longer alas I used for Divine Service, and apparently since the demise of its Rector, Rev.  Garret, has been more or less closed.

 ‘On a great number of the monumental stones are various elaborate devices in high relief, which give rather a quaint look to each. The extraordinary longevity of two individuals interred is remarkable—that of Owen Cummins, aged 108, and of Walter Cummins, presumably son to Owen, aged 100.

*This Parish is now joined with Staplestown.

A special thanks to Michael Purcell & Susie Warren for these records

 County Carlow

Journals of the Memorials of the Dead

The following details have been transcribed from the Journals titled, "Journal for the Memorials of the Dead" which can be found at County Carlow Library, Tullow Street, Carlow, Co Carlow IRELAND.

Kellistown (formerly Cill Osnadha).

‘Here is a large ruined church dedicated to St. Patrick, and Said to have been built by him. It formerly belonged to the Ancient family of Cummins, a name still surviving. There are several of that name interred in the church, whose vaults are still remaing, though there is but one whose inscription is intelligible;

It is as follows’:-

JPMD, Vol V, 1901 - 1903 , CARLOW, Page 148.

‘On the north side of the nave’: ―

“Sacred to the Memory of

FREDERICK EYRE TRENCH, A. M.

The Faithful And Beloved Rector of this Parish
For Upwards of Half a Century
And Prebendary of Donoughmore In the Co. of Wicklow
He Died on The 10th of January 1848
In the 79th Year of His age.
In his Character Meekness and Humility
Sincerity And Uprightness Eminently marked
The Christian And the Gentleman.
As He Lived Respected and Died Regretted By
Those amongst Whom He Constantly Resided and
By Whom His Memory Will Long Be Cherished In
The Recollection of His many Acts of Kindness
‘Blessed are The Pure In Heart For They Shall See God.’
This Tablet Was erected
By His affectionate Widow CATHERINE TRENCH.”

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‘To the north-east side in chancel of the ancient Priory, at the arch is a tablet, mounted on cut stone granite base: it bears the following inscription’:-

“Sacred to the Memory of CHATHRN TRENCH relict of the Revd FREDK EYRE TRENCH died 4th Feby 1859 aged 84 years. Also to WM EYRE TRENCH Esqr their Son died May 18th 1861 aged 60 years, then – ‘In death they

were not divided’ – ‘The Voice said, Cry and he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass and the goodliness thereof is as the flowers of the field. The grass withereth, the flower fadeth, but the Word of our God shall stand for Ever.” Isaiah ch. 40, 6 and 8 verse.

Erected by JOHN EYRE TRENCH Esqr of Clonfert House, Co. Galway .”

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[‘There is an iron railing around above-mentioned grave.’

Killistown Parish.

     "Here lies ye body of THOMAS CANTWELL Wh died 7th May 1759 aged 69 years With his Wife Also his Dauter CATHENE RYAN died 4th July 1775 aged 50 Requiescnt in pace."

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     "Erected by MICHAEL DOWLING in Memory of his Wife CATHERINE DOWLING Alias RAFTER Who depd this life 7th Augst 1841 aged 55 years Also his Brother JOHN DOWLING who Depd this life Decr 23rd 1850 aged – 6 years."

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     "Erected by the Revd EUGENE KELLY in Memory of his Brother JAMES KELLY who depd this life May 24th 1798 aged 22 years Also his Father MICHAEL KELLY depd Novr 16th 1822 aged – 8 years Also his Brother THOMAS KELLY depd May 21st 1829 aged 38 years And Also his Mother MARY KELLY depd June 20th 1829 aged 80 years Also his Nephews JAMES KELLY who depd this life June 18th 1841 aged 28 years Also PATRICK KELLY who departed this life July 7th 1844 aged 20 years Also his Brother WILLIAM KELLY who departed this life March 17th 1856 aged 77 years. May they rest in peace Amen."

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IHS
† Gloria in Excelsis Deo 

     " Here Lieth the Body of DARBY CLOWRY who Departed this life the 6th day of March 1800 aged 46 years May the Lord have mercy on his soul Amen Also his beloved wife ANNE CLOWRY who departed this life January 31st 1881 aged 70 years. And Also their Worthy son PATRICK CLOWRY late of Ballintrane who depd this life February 2nd 1849 aged 60 years."

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  J. G. †

     "Here Lies ye body of TIMOTHY WINNEFRED LECKY – wh died June 7th 1772 aged 91 yrs he Dec – 1775 aged 67 years."

JPMD, Vol V., Issue 1901, 02 , 03, Carlow, Page 308

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     "Here lies ye body f C . . . . .  . . . . .  DOYLE who de . . . . .  March 17th.1779 aged . .  yr Reqct in pace."

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     "Erected by PATRICK RYAN over THOMAS & CATHERINE RYAN Who died the Dec 14th 1767 agd 7 ys She Oct 17th 1777 aged 26  Reqt in pace."

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I.H.S

     "Here lie ye bodies of THOMAS and MARY NUGENT who died, he Feb 7th 1770 aged 44 years. She May 1st– aged 17."

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     "Here lies WILLIAM BYRNs Wife ROSE who died Augst 9th 1774 agd 46 yrs Lord have mercy on her soul ROSE GASOON."

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     "Erected by WILLIAM BYRN over his Wife WINNEFRID NUGENT, who died April 1st 1777 aged 41 yrs  Req in pace."

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     "Here lieth the body of PATRICK HALLIGAN late of Kellystown who depd this life Janry 4th 1814 aged 56 years also the remains of his four sons viz JOHN who died November 15th 1818 agd 21 yrs MICHAEL who died March 9th 1827 aged 28 yrs WILLIAM who died Octr 2nd 1831 aged 28 yrs and THOMAS who depd on the 18th of April 1832 aged 37 years. Requiescant in pace Amen."

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     "Erected by ELISABETH HUNT in memory of her husband WILLIAM HUNT late of Rathtoe who depd this life March 17th 1833 aged 68 yrs Also her Son JOHN who died young  Requiescant in pace Amen ."

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IHS

IHS Gloria in Excelsis Deo IHS

     "Erected by ALLICE KING of Kelystown in memory of her beloved husband PATK KING who depd this life 4th June 1839 aged 70 years also his Son MICHL KING who depd this life 8th March 1837 aged 35 years."

JPMD, Vol V., Issue 1901, 02 , 03, CARLOW, Page 309

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Here is a large ruined church dedicated to St. Patrick, and Said to have been built by him.  It formerly belonged to the Ancient family of Cummins, a name still surviving.  There are several of that name interred in the church, whose vaults are still remaing, though there is but one whose inscription is intelligible;
It is as follows’ :--

“ HOC [sic] JACET SUB LAPIDE HUGO MAC CUMMINS 1603.”

[From Seward, 1795.]

‘Dr. Ryan corrects the above thus [Ryan, 1888.]”
“HIC JACETDE HUGO MAC CVMYN DOM DE KELLIS-
TOWN CVM― ―.

JPMD, Vol V, 1901 - 03, CARLOW, Page 146.  

     'It is in raised Roman capitals.  It runs along the margin of the stone. On the left side the words are completely obliterated, apparently by the feet of the people. Dr. Ryan then mentions the new church built about 1807, on the destruction of the Round Tower adjoining, “to make way for the belfry” !!
     ‘This parish is now united to Staplestown Parish (1902).’

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     'About the centre of the churchyard there is a very large tombstone, measuring about ten feet in length, supported by pillars.  These again rest on rough granite slabs laid across the burial-plot.  The whole making up one of the most inartistic memorials I have ever seen. The following is the only inscription’ :--

      “Here lieth the body of Mrs. ANNE COUGHLAN alias I SCOTT late of Rath [sic] I Rathrush] ? Co Carlow Departed this life I March 11th 1792 Aged 34 years. Requicat in pace.”

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     "In the south-west corner two headstones are erected to the memory of a family named RICKABY, who were for a long time associated with this church as clerk, sexton, &c. One old lady is now the only survivor, and still enjoys the Government grant, £6, for performing the duties of sextoness. Judging by the Christian names, this family must have had a sincere love for everything Biblical’ :--

     “Erected to the memory of I ABIGAIL RICKABY who died I August 6th 1827 I Also ELIZABETH RICKABY I who died May 5th 1844 .”

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(Headstone No.2)

     “Sacred I to the memory I of I ROBERT RICKABY I who departed this life I on the 20th of January 1872 I Aged 85 years I This stone was erected by his son ELIAS RICKABY I as an affectionate remembrance of the best of fathers.” I

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Family Note: These sketchy notes I found in the book "Schools Of Kildare & Leighlin" by Rev. M. Brennan.  They refer to a school at Kellistown, and specifically to Robert Rickaby, its teacher. This school must be the one which I mentioned as being situated within the cemetery itself.  Also, reference to the age of the teacher in the year of his appointment shows that he is the man to whom this tombstone refers. "Kellistown School:  It was opened in 1812 (Napoleonic Period). The teacher, Robert Rickaby, was appointed in 1823.  He was 36 years of age at the time of his appointment. "The school-house is made up of a kitchen, two bedrooms, and a schoolroom. It is built of stone and lime and is slate-rooved. The schoolroom measures 11½ft by 9½ft."

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We have lately had the neglected state of this churchyard brought specially under our notice both by private letters and newspaper reports. It is described as “scandalous” from its state of dirt, neglect, and the constant trespass of animals in it, including a pig, a goat, a donkey, & c.

     It is full time such a state of things should be put a stop to; and we trust we shall be able to give an improved account of it in our next JOURNAL.

JPMD, Vol V, 1901 - 03 , CARLOW, Page 147.

"Gloria In Excelsis Deo.

Erected By Allice KING Of Kellystown, In Memory Of Her Beloved Husband Pat KING, Who Departed This Life 4th June 1839 Aged 70 Years "Also His Son Michael King, Died 8th March 1837 Aged 35 Years."

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"Here Lieth The Body Of Patrick HALLIGAN, Late Of Kellystown, Who Departed This Life Jan 1811, aged 56 years.

Also The Remains Of His Four Sons:

John Who Died November 13th 1818 Aged 21 Years.

Michael Who Died March 9th 1827 aged 25 years.

William Who Died October 2nd 1831 aged 28 years and Thomas who died on the 18th April 18-- aged 31 years

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Here Lieth Ye Body Of JOHN KINSOLOUGH Who Departed This Life Ye 16th Of May 1745 Aged 56 Years. Also 2 Of His Sons, PATRICK & JOHN."

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"Here Lies The Body Of MARGARET HEYDON alias DILLON Who Departed This Life June The 3rd 1782, Aged 52 Years Lord Have Mercy On Her Soul.  AMEN."

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"This Stone Was Erected By MICHAEL DOYLE of Fenaugh in Memory of one of his children who departed September 7th 1782."

NOTE:  Beside the above tombstone, we find another stone belongin to the same family.

"Here Lieth The Body Of MICHAEL DOYLE, late of Fenaugh Who departed this life October ye 14th 1792 aged 49 years. Also Two Of His Children, JAMES & MARGARET. Requiescant In Pace.  AMEN.

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"Here Lieth The Body Of WILLIAM DOWLEY, late of RATHOE,

Who Departed This Life October The 10th 1815 Aged 76 Years.

Also His Daughter ELIZABETH DOWLEY Who Departed November The 23rd 1816 Aged 24 Years.

Also His Wife MARY DOWLEY als LYONS Who Departed December 22nd 1816 Aged 70 Years.

Here Are Also Enclosed The Mortal Remains Of His Son GARRETT DOWLEY Who Departed This Life On The 6th August 181 In The 43rd Year Of His Age."

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"Here Lies The Body Of James REDMOND Who Died OCTOBER llth 1774 aged 40 years. Lord Have Mercy On His Soul."

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"Here Lies William BYRNE's Wife Rose Who Died August 9th 1774, aged 46 years. Lord Have Mercy On Her Soul."

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"Here Lies The Body Of Mrs. ANNE COUGHLAN Alias Scott Late Of Rathulh Co. CARLOW.   Departed This Life March The 11th 1792, aged 31 years."

NOTE: This is a hugh tomb stone supported by six posts resting on a platform of long blocks of stone.  I know of no place in this county called "RATHULH" and in any case it does not sound right.  I may have misinterpreted letters (Could this be a corruption of RATHOE?)

"Erected By Elizabeth HUNT. In Memory Of Her Husband William HUNT Late Of Rathoe Who Departed This Life March 17th 1833. Also Her Son John Who Died Young."

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"Sacred To The Memory Of Mr. WILLIAM O'KELL Late Of Kilcool Who Departed This March 29th 1855 Aged 44 Years.

Also Miss Martha O'KELL Who Died June llth 1860 aged 50 years."

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"Erected By TIMOTHY FARRELL In Memory Of His Wife MARY FARRELL als RIGNEY. She Departed This Life December The 2nd 1801 aged 71 years.

Also His Son ANDREW FARRELL Who Departed This Life June The 21st 1800 aged 37 years."

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"Here Lieth The Body Of OWEN CUMMIN Who Departed This Life The 11th Day Of May 1795 Aged 108 Years.

Also The Body Of ELIZABETH KINSHELA, his daughter, Who Departed This Life The 9th Day Of February 1796 Aged 28 Years. May They Rest In Peace. AMEN."

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"Here Lieth The Remains Of WALTER CUMMIN, Late Of Ballybar, Who Departed This Life On The 1st April AD 1816 Aged 100 Years."

Family Notes:  These two fine headstones to Owen & Walter Cummin stand side by side. About five yards away we find another pair of stones also featuring Cummin.

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"Here Lieth The Body Of RICHARD CUMMINS Who Died August 1774, aged 67 years. Lord Have Mercy On His Soul."

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Here Lieth The Body Of PATRICK CUMMINS Who Died November 2nd 1739 Aged 52 Years."

Notes Continued:   Another Cummins Family headstone appears about 5 yards away.

"This Stone Was Erected In Memory Of THOMAS CUMMINS of TULLOW ROCK Who Died Ye 27th Of December 1770 Aged 77 Years May He Rest In Peace. AMEN."

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"Here Lieth The Body Of JUDY CUMMINS Who Departed This Life The 25th Of March 1753 Aged 83 Years.

Also Her Daughter CATY CUMMINS Who Departed This Life Ye 34th Year Of Her Age."

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Killistown Parish.

     "This stone was erected by JAMES KEEFE in memory of his Father THOMAS KEEFE of the Town of Carlow Depd this life Feb the 17th 1793 aged 58 years May he rest in peace.  Amen."

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Gloria in Excelsis Deo

     "Erected by TOMAS LAWLER of Bindenstown in memory of his Daughter ELENOR LAWLER who depd this life May the 11th 1833 aged 21 yrs."

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     "Here lies the body of JAMES REDMOND who died Oct 11th 1774 aged 40 yrs. Lord have mercy on his soul."

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IHS

     "Here lies ye body of CHRISTOPHER DOWDAL died July 4th 1773 aged 74 yrs. Lord have mercy on his soul  Amen."

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IHS

     "This stone is erected by JAMES HUGHES of Kelleystown in memory of his Son MICHAEL  Here rest the remains of the above namd JAMES HUGHES Who depd this life August the 29 1817 aged 88 years  Requiescant in pace Amen."

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IHS 

     "This stone is Erected by MICHAEL CARNEY in memory of his Wife ANN CARNEY alis DARGAN Who Depd this life Decembr the 2d 1792 aged 54 years  Lord have mercy on her soul Amen."

JPMD, Vol V., Issue 1901, 02 , 03, CARLOW, Page 310

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“Here lieth the Body of Mr JOHN THORPE Late of Grangeford Who depd this life October the 16th 1819 aged 61 Years. This Tomb is erected by his affectionate Wife As a small tribute of gratitude to the memory of the Best of husbands.”

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“In memory of CHARLES CRONE (Crane?) Eldest Son of HUGH MASSEY Esq of The Lodge Tullow He was born Octbr 9th 1837 and died May 17th 1855 aged 17

Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth.”

JPMD, Vol V, 1901 - 1903 , CARLOW, Page 149.

“Just Known And Lost – This is the resting place of ALICE COURTNEY the beloved child of JAMES and MATILDA SMITH Who died 3rd of April 1857 aged 9 months

“Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not for of such is the Kingdom of God”

Also of JAMES SMITH, Little Moyle Who died 30th September 1892 aged 84 years So he giveth His beloved sleep.”

Emily KANE SMITH died 8th July 1930 aged 58 years

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“Sacred to the Memory of Mr WILLIAM O’KELL, late of Kilcool Who departed this life March 29th 1855 aged 44 Years also Miss MARTHA O’KELL who died June 11th 1860 aged 50 years.”

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“In memory of WILLIAM WHITE of Moyle who depd this Life the 25th day of Jany 1840 aged 80 years.”

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“Sacred to the memory of JAMES O’NEILL, late of Rathrush who depd this life April 18th 1821 aged 46 years

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“Here Lyeth ye Body of ANDREW FOLY who dyed ye 29th March 1747 aged 27 years.”

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I. H. S.

“Gloria In Excelsis Deo”

“Here Lieth the Body of OWEN DORAN He depd this life May the 15th 1777 aged 81 yrs also his Father And Mother.”

JPMD, Vol V, 1901 - 1903 , CARLOW, Page 150.

“Here Lyes the body of THOS ROSSTRICK deceasd May ye 6th 1738 aged 56  Served as Sergeant in Brigadier Claytons Regiment 30 years.”

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I. H. S.

“Here Lieth the Body of MICHAEL DOYLE late of Fenaugh who departed this life October ye 14th 1792 aged 49 years also two of his children JAMES and MARGARET

Requiescant in Pace Amen.”

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“Gloria In Excelsis Deo”

“Erected by MARGARET NEIL of Moyle in memory of her husband JAMES NEIL who depd this life 18th Novebr 1860 aged 86 years  Requiescant in Pace.”

JPMD, Vol V, 1901 - 1903 , CARLOW, Page 150.

I.H.S.

“Gloria In Excelsis Deo

“Erected by ANNE HOLOGAN in Memory of her husband MATT HOLOGAN Late of Rathrush Who depd this life August the 25th 1815 aged 39 years.”

 I H S

“Here lyeth the Re (— —) (— —) of SARAH (— —“

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‘The next five monuments are in the Nave of the old Priory’:—

“This stone Erected by EDWARD NOWLAN (— —) Memory of his Wife BRIDGET NOWLAN who Departed this life 16th of April 1700 aged 52 years also two of their children

Lord have mercy on their souls   Amen.”

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I.H.S.

“This stone erected by EDWARD and JAMES NOWLAN of Shrule near Carlow in memory of their Father and Mother also CATHERINE the Beloved and Affectionate wife of JAMES NOWLAN who departed this life the First of March 1785 aged 30 years  She was Sanctified with Every virtue and after a tedious illness was called to receive her reward in a better world  Amen.”

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“Here lieth the body of THOMAS HANLON who departed this life September the 6th 1786 aged 24 years.

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“Here lies the Remains of JOHN HANLON of Laughe and his Wife ALICE HANLON alias KEHOE, the latter Departed this life February 24th 1789 aged 70 years. May they rest in Peace  Amen.”

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“This stone was Erected by Mrs. ANNE KINSELLA of Upper Church Street in the City of Dublin    Baker to the memory of her
Beloved Husband PATRICK KINSELLA
and their child who Departed this life the 27 of Novr 1820 aged 36 years.”

JPMD, Vol V, 1901 - 1903 , CARLOW, Page 151.

I H S (in relief)

(Chalice in relief.)

“Here Lyeth ye Body of ye Revd MR JAS BRET Rectr of Ballin & Ratoe who departd This Life the 19th of Jary 1764 Agd 41 May he Rest in peace Amen also the Body of the Rd J. KELLY DD. PP of Rathoe and Ballon departed this life 5th March 1799 aged 43 years

Requiescat in pace Amen.”

‘In Chancel of Priory, S.E.E. corner; Horizontal stone; Inscription on same from east to west.’

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Gloria in Excelsis Deo.

I H S

“Erected by DENNIS MURPHY of Kellistown in memory of his father THOMAS MURPHY who depd this life the 12 August 1829 aged 66 years also his Brother GERALD MURPHY who depd this life the 5th of January 1841 aged 40yrs also the above named DENIS MURPHY who depd this life the 19th January 1871 aged 74 years and also his Brother Revd THOMAS MURPHY Who depd this life at Wilmington N. Carolina U.S. America 17th August 1863 aged 60 years  Requiescant in pace.”

‘In Chancel of Priory S.E.S. corner; Horizonta; stone; Inscription in same from west to east.’

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“Erected by CONSTANTINE NOLAN in memory of his Father JAMES NOLAN of Carlow formerly Moyle who departed this life the year 1800 aged 53 years Also his Daughter ANNE KELLY alias NOLAN who departed this life the 17th September 1849 aged 28 years Also CONSTANTINE & WINEFRIDE NOLAN his children both of whom died young Here also lieth the remains of his Sister MARY O’SHEA who died July 24 1872 and of his daughter BRIDGET MAGUIRE who died 19 Nov 1874 .”

Note: MOYLE is a townland lying about ½ mile from the cemetery.

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“Beneath this Tomb are Deposited the Remains of Mrs ELEANOR CALLAGHAN of Tullow who depd this life 20th day of April 1778 aged 61 years Her Husband WILLIAM CALLAGHAN depd this life 26th June 1787 aged 86 years. Mrs. ELIZABETH NOWLAN their daughter who depd this

JPMD, Vol V, 1901 - 1903, CARLOW, Page 152.

life 15th May 1779 aged 33 years and WILLIAM CALLAGHAN Son to the above named of Tullow who depd this life the 20th Novr 1810 aged 84 years.

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“MICHL ROOKE Erected this stone for his wife & family

Here lieth the body of Joan Rooke alis Welsh, departed this life August ye 16 1760 aged 31 years”.

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“Here Lieth the Body of TIMOTHY ROURKE Decd May ye 7th 1788 aged 37 years – Req in pace Amen.”

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“Here lieth the Body of WALTER ROACH Depd Sep the 2nd 1787 agd 91 years Lord have mercy on his Soul and his grandson WALTER ROACH also his Wife MARY ROACH Depd  June 26th 1798 aged 84 years.”

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“This Stone was Erected by JAMES ROCHE of Ratheraugh in memory of his Wife MARY ROCHE who departed this life on the 21st day of April 1795 aged 38 years Lord have mercy on her Soul.

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This stone is Erected in Memory of DENNIS HEYDON and his Wife WINEFRED HEYDON alias COGHLAN Their children & grand children DENNIS HEYDON Departed April 1800 aged 90 years WINEFRED HEYDON alias COGHLAN Departed March 1786 aged 67 HENRY HEYDON Junr Departed February 1809 aged 22 years May they rest in peace Amen.”

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“Memento Mori. Underneath this Tomb Lieth the Body of  OWEN COUGHLAN of Rathoe who Departed This life the 3d of December 1794 aged 96 yrs and also his Wife MARGARET COUGHLAN who Departed this life the 18th of April 1799 aged 82 years. Also the Body of ROSE WHELAN alias COUGLAN who Departed this life the 14th of September 1793 aged 28 years.  Here also lieth the Body of the late Mr EDWARD COUGHLAN of Rathoe who departed this life the 30th of April 1804 aged 40 years

The Lord have mercy on their Souls Amen.”

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“Memento Mori. This stone was erected by ANDREW KINSELA in memory of his Wife MARY KINSELA Who departed this life 11th Decr 1797 aged 37 years.”

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“Memento Mori. Here lieth the Body of GARRET KINSELLA who departed this life Novr 13th 1801 aged 88 years May the Lord have mercy on his Soul.”

JPMD, Vol V, 1901 - 1903, CARLOW, Page 153.

“Underneath this tomb lieth the Remains of TIMOTHY KINSELLA of Ballinunry in this County Who Departed this life the 19th day of Decembr 1800 aged 66 years Also his Wife MARGARET KINSELLA otherwise COUGHLIN who Departed this life the 19 day of January 1801 aged 63 years also their Son JOHN KINSELLA who departed this life on the 4th day of May 1817 aged 43.”

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“Ecce Agnus Dei. Erected by ANDREW KINSELLA of Johnstown in Memory of his Father THOMAS KINSELLA who depd this life 28th May 1860 aged 75 years also his brother PATRICK KINSELLA who died 13th April 1849 aged 17 years And the above ANDREW KINSELLA who depd this life 13th Jany 1861 aged 35 years.”

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[From Mr. C. J. Hobson, New York .]

‘On a hill near the centre of Castletown Demeane in this Parish stands a granite pillar, about twenty feet high and about two and a half in breadth, having a brass plate attached, upon which the following inscription is engraved’:-

“HOC POSUIT SAMUEL FAULKNER ARMIGER MEMORIAE UXORIS, EJUS CATHARNAE QUAE OBIT [sic] SEPTEMBRIS 1786.

JPMD, Vol V, 1901 - 1903, CARLOW, Page 154.

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For the original formatting:- refer to the published volumes of the "Journal for the Memorials of the Dead".

Kellystown Parish.

'Of Kellystown, Seward writes thus':―"Here is a large ruined church dedicated to St. Patrick, and said to have been built by him.  It belonged to the ancient family of CUMMINS, a name still surviving and numerous in this part of the country.  There are several of that name interred in the church whose vaults are still remaining, though there is but one whose inscription is intelligible; it is as follows":

"HAC (sic) JACET SUB LAPIDE HUGO MAC CUMMINS, 1603."

"The ruined church does not seem to have been large: people bearing the name of Cummins are not now numerous, and there but few inscriptions of this family.  The Latin epitaph is not correctly given.  The words so far legible run thus":―

"HIC ― JACET DE HVGO MAC CVMVN QUO[N]-DAM DE KELLISTON CUM -----"

"This inscription is in raised Roman capitals, and runs along the margin of the stone, in the way usual in the early part of the seventeenth century.  On the left side the words are completely obliterated; apparently by the feet of people standing on the stone.  The tomb is for the most part worn quite smooth.  An arch of the old church, in perfect preservation, still remains.  A new church was erected, adjacent to the former one, about the year 1807; when we regret to say, that one of those singular structures, the round towers, was pulled down to make way for the belfry.  This act of inexcusable barbarism, much, and justly, annoy Mr. Doyne, the proprietor of the estate.  In the churchyard is a tomb of a Cummins, aged 108, who died 1795. Kellystown lies about five miles east of Carlow.  The ground being here elevated, a considerable prospect is obtained of the surrounding country."

'Mr Brewer tells us that, "the more ancient name of this place Cill-mna-ur-iosal-na-moen,―'the church of the poor mourning Munster women'; an allusion to a sanguinary battle fought here, in or about the year 478, in which the Munster warriors were defeated and slaughtered by those of Leinster.’

Does this refer to the famous Battle of Ballymoon, which place is five miles south of Kellistown?―[ED.]

'Rev. Frederick E. TRENCH, 1796.'

'Rev. James P. GARRETT, rector, 1856.'

About the year 1818, a gift of £600 and a loan of £100 was made for Kellistown Church; the church was finished in 1810.; it is said to have cost £1,205, and to have 33 acres of glebe.―(Shee).

The Parish Registers dated from 1803, two vols, to 1880.

Lewis describes how the fine round tower that once stood by this church was, regardless of all care for such antiquities, "pulled down to make room for the belfry of the church."  This was in 1807.

JPMD, Volume III, CARLOW, Pages 212 - 213.

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"In Loving Memory Of ELIZABETH COLLIER KEPPEL Of Rathrush Who Entered Into Rest May 24th 1894 Aged 78 Years.

Redeemed With The Precious Blood Of Christ."

"I Could Not Do Without Thee, Thou Saviour Of The Lost Whose Precious Blood Redeemed Me At Such Tremendous Cost."

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"In Memory Of PATRICK HUGHES, Carlow Who Departed This Life March 13th 1900 Aged 65 Years.

Also His Wife ANNE HUGHES, Died January 31st 1887, Aged 48"

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"Beneath This Tomb Are Deposited The Remains Of Mrs. ELEANOR CALLAGHAN of TULLOW Who Departed This Life 26th Day Of April 177 -(3 / 5 / 8?) Aged 67 years

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Her Husband WILLIAM CALLAGHAN Departed This Life 26th June 1787 Aged (86/96?) Years.

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Also ELIZABETH NOWLAN, Their Daughter, Who Departed This Life May 177-(0/9?) aged 33 years."

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