WGW Sligo County, Ireland
KILMORGAN COUNTY SLIGO
- The following is not a full list of graveyards in County Sligo and it is not a full list of names for any graveyard. The details were collected over a number of years from graveyards and published sources but excluding those available online.
- Caution: use only as a guide, may contain errors.
- Jim McDonald email@example.com January 2004
The graveyard attached to the ruin of the church was used in common by Catholics and Protestants. The oldest tombstone is that of Cornet Edward HILL, who died in 1716, having been drowned while crossing a rivulet as he was riding home from a dinner party. In the 19th century a range of substantial, well sculptured, stones cover the remains of several members of the DUKE family.
[The following tomb was in the shape of a little cottage]
This monument was erected
By MORGAN McDONOGH of Sligo, Merchant,
to the memory of his most beloved son, JAMES McDONOGH,
who departed this life the 31st day of December, 1822,
aged 19 years.
And likewise devoted to the memory of his beloved wife,
CATHARINE TONRY, alias McDONOGH,
aged 56 years,
who departed this life on the 25th day of September, 1825.
May the Almighty God be merciful to MORGAN McDONOGH,
who departed this life on the 14th day of June, 1832,
aged 66 years.
Visitors to graveyards should not clean gravestones. The best time to view headstones is at low light, early or late in the day and during winter when growth of weeds is restricted. A full record of gravestone inscriptions can be viewed in the Sligo County Library. In addition the desired information can be purchased from the Sligo Heritage & Genealogical Centre (online).
Jim McDonaldDisclaimer:there may be errors due to transcription ofinformation from both early and late (current contributors) work.