© New section of Kildimo graveyard
Kildimo graveyard is located in Old Kildimo, near the site of the old
parish church. This graveyard has been extended in recent years. Canon
John Wallace, Parish Priest from 1937-1953, and Canon David Fitzgerald,
Parish Priest 1953-1963 are buried in the old section of the graveyard.
© Old section of Kildimo graveyard
The oldest headstone that we found was located against the wall in the
old section of the graveyard. It is in memory of Rev. Daniel O'Brien,
P.P., who died on July 31st 1777, aged 77 years. There is a grotto to
Mary in the new section of the graveyard.
© Chapelrussell Graveyard
Chapelrussell graveyard in Pallaskenry is situated approximately
half a mile form the village of Pallaskenry, beside part of the Salesian
College land. This graveyard is overgrown. The oldest headstone that we
found here was in memory of Patrick Burns, who died on February 15th 1801,
aged 27. Many of the headstones were quite worn, however, and were difficult
© Mellon graveyard
There is a graveyard in the townland of Mellon, which surrounds
the church ruin. Both Catholics and Protestants are buried in this graveyard.
The oldest headstone that we found here was in memory of Denis Hogan,
who died on February 6th 1739, aged 67. There are a couple of tombs in
the graveyard that are still in use. An interesting headstone here is
in memory of the Rev. Samuel Jones, who died on October 4th 1849, aged
79. According to Spellissy/O'Brien's The Rich Land, Rev. Samuel Jones
founded a seminary in Kildimo soon after he was appointed Rector of Ardcanny
to train parish clerks and school masters. Rev. Jones was in charge of
the seminary from 1808 to 1817.
© View from Killulta church
Mairtín Ó Corrbuí says that there was
once a graveyard around the old church ruin of Killulta church. However,
no trace of this graveyard remains today.
© Reputed site of children's graveyard
There was also reputed to have been a children's graveyard
in Coughlan's land, once part of the charter school, however, little is
known about this graveyard today.