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Lorum Old Church Cemetery

Headstone Inscriptions

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Lorum Old Church Cemetery

 Reynolds Fieldcrest

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Researched and compiles by:  Reynolds Fieldcrest.

  1992  Reynolds Fieldcrest.

This old Roman Catholic ruin and cemetery is located at Lorum, which is approximately four miles outside of Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow on the Ballycormack/Ballinkillen link road.  It is situated immediately behind the Lorum Church of Ireland building and cemetery.

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Names, dates, etc. as shown on the tombstones in this cemetery are recorded here, and only those recorded are marked on the map provided (above).

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Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow
Cloyda, Co. Carlow
Dunleckney, Co. Carlow
Killenane, Co. Carlow
Slyguff, Co. Carlow


Here lieth the Body of JAMES DOHERTY who depd this life October the 16th 1789 Aged 63 yrs.


Erected by JOSEPH CONNOR of Lowerseskin in memory of his mother CATHERINE CONNOR who died May 7th 1847 aged 67 years and his daughter ANNE CONNOR who died Octbr 8th 1865 aged 13 years. His son JOSEPH CONNOR died 1st July 1878 aged 31 years. Also the above JOSEPH CONNOR who died 23rd March 1880 aged 81 years.


Here lieth the Body of CHARLES KEALY who depd this Life. Also the Body of CATREN KEALY Alias CORMICK wife of CHARLES KEALY who depd this Life the 26 of January 1787 Ag 76 yrs.


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Also his mother -------
depd Novr the 1st  sister Bridget -------
the 21st 1808 aged 30 yrs.


Erected by Henry Keegan in memory of his Wife MARGARET KEEGAN als BRYAN who depd this life June the 20th 1812 aged 62 years. Here also lieth the body of HENRY KEEHAN of Knockmanus who depd this life Octr the 1st 1818 aged 80 years.


Here lieth the Body of MORTOUGH KEEGAN Depd this life Novr the 11th 1791 Aged 80 yrs. Also his wife Catherine. Depd this life Novr the 11th 1799. Agd 73 Yrs.




Erected by JAMES FLEMING of Bagnalstown in memory of his beloved father JAMES FLEMING of Knocklonogad who departed this life 5th February 1877 aged 81 years. Also his mother ANNE FLEMING who departed this life 3rd June 1874 aged 78 years. Also his grandfather RICHARD FLEMING who departed this life in May 1824 aged 84 years. Also his 3 children RICHARD, Patrick, and LAWRENCE died young. The above JAMES FLEMING died May 28th 1896, age 59 yrs. And his wife MARGARET died March 25th 1922, aged 83 yrs. Also their daughter MARY ANNE died Dec 25th 1900 age 33 yrs.


Erecd by Patrick Ryan on memory of his wife Judith Ryan als Byrne. She Depd this life Novr 18th 1797 Agd 24 yrs.


This Stone is Erected by JAMES CAUFEIL in memory of his Wife MARY CAUFEIL who deqd this life April th 1th 1796 Agd 61 Yrs. Also his Son WILLM, depd this life march th 6th 1795.


Here Lieth the Body of M? DENNIS KAUANAGH Who Departd this Life ye 20th Day of july Anno Domino (FLAT TOMPSTONE-RF.)


Here Lieth the Bodies of DAVID BYRNE and his Wife ANN, his father DENNIS BYRNE and his Mother JANE, his Grandfather DAVID BYRNE, and his Grandmother JANE. Likewise Several of DAVID and ANNS Children with REDMOND BYRNE their son who Ordered this stone to be Erected and departed this life the 25th of February 1775 Aged 71 years. Also PETER BYRNE Son to the Above DAVID and ANN who depd this life the 1st of November 1798 Age 72 Yrs, and Also the body of Mrs DIANA BYRNE Alias RUDKIN relict of the above PETER BYRNE who depd the 1st day of Novr (1838?-RF) (FLAT TOMBSTONE)


Here lieth the body of WILLIAM KEEGAN Who Depd this life August Ye 5th 1785 Aged 65 years. Also his Daugter ANNE KEEGAN depd July Ye 6th 1792 Agd 25 yrs. Also his Daughter SALLEY KEEGAN depd March ye 15th 1798 Agd 23 yrs.


Here lieth th y Body of NICHOLAS KEEGAN who Departed this life april ye 30th 1737 aged 42, also his Son MURTAUGH who deptd this life June ye 30th 1767 Aged 32.


Here lieth the Body of FRANCIS BARRON who depd This Life December 3d 1784 Aged 69 years. The Lord have Mercy on his Soul. Amen. Also MARGARET BARRON died may 4th 1793 agd 51 years.


Here Lies the Body of LAURENCE KEEGAN who Depd this life the 10th of Decemr 1780, Aged 50 Yrs. Also the Body of his wife JANE KEGAN. She Depd the 15th of June 1779 Aged 41 yrs. Lord have Mercy on their Souls. Amen. Also thire Son James. Depd June  th 1794 Aged 22 Yrs.


PATRICK GIHEN. Departed this life May the 17th 1761. Aged 35 years.


This Stone was Errected by PAT DOYLE in memory of his brother PETER DOYLE depd May 21st 1790 Aged 35 years.


Lord have mercy on the soul of THOMAS DOYLE Bagenalstown who died May 16th 1896. And his wife MARY DOYLE died June 27th 1896. Also their son JAMES DOYLE died in London, May 4th 1938, and by whom this stone was erected.

Transcribed by Maribeth Nolan Oct 2012
Source: Turtle Bunbury

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