© Manister churchyard
The graveyard in Manister is to the front and to the back
of the present parish church.
© Killanahan graveyard
Killanahan, also known as Kilonehan, was a parish in its
own right. The cemetery at Killanahan is difficult to access, and is mostly
overgrown. There was once a church here also, although no trace of this
now remains. There are several Palatine graves here, as well as a tomb.
© Cealltar graveyard
Famine victims were buried in a graveyard called Cealltar. Today, this
graveyard is only accessible through the lands of the Skelley family.
A wall surrounds it on all sides. The graveyard is very overgrown but
there are plans to clean up the site. Within the walls of the graveyard,
there also appears to be the walls of a church. There are a number of
headstones in the graveyard but due to the difficult terrain, we were
unable to venture throughout the graveyard and discover the oldest headstone.
Many of the headstones have fallen over or illegible; a number of them
are believed to date from the 1700s. A headstone of mention is located
besides the stile. It is a large Celtic cross in memory of Mrs Cornelius
O'Dea and her son William, whose religious name was Br Jerome. Mrs. O'Dea
died on March 7th 1868, at the age of 62, while Br Jerome died on October
1st 1875 aged 27.
There was supposed to have been a Kyle in Dromlohan. Both Catholics and
Protestants are buried in the Protestant graveyard.