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Aghanunshin Abbey & Graveyard, Kiltoy, Co Donegal

Headstone Inscriptions

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Thanks to the Donegal County Library, who hold a survey and map compiled by the Letterkenny Heritage Centre in 1991,

used to check this survey against.

 

The Abbey

It is widely believed that the site of the old abbey of Aughanunshin dates back to the 13th or 14th Century, when the Franciscans arrived in the Letterkenny area.

 The Franciscan monks are thought to have remained in the monastery until c. 1610 when they were evicted.

The earliest readable headstone in the surrounding graveyard dates from 1756 and the latest, 2003.

When the area was surveyed in 1834, the Abbey was noted to be in ruins.

 

The Inscriptions

John

Died 1863

Also

Lizzie M GALLAGHER

Died 27 Mau 1878

Aged 13 Years

 

 

 

BAIRD

 

 

In Loving Memory of

The BOVAIRD Family

Glebe

 

 

Erected By

Grace BRADLEY, Cornagill

In Memory of

Her Beloved Husband

Neal BRADLEY

Departed This Life 26 Oct 1863

Aged 35 Years

 

 

Departed This Life On

The 17 Jul 1840

Barbara Wife of James COBURN

On The 3 Aug 1840

James COBURN

In The 82nd Year Of His Age

Be Ye Also Ready

 

 

In Loving Memory of

The CROSSAN Family

Bridge End, Ramelton

RIP

CROSSAN

 

 

Thy Will Be Done

In Loving Memory of

John CROSSAN

Woodlands

Died 23 Aug 1921

His Wife Anne

Died 1 May 1954

Their Son In Law

James O'HEHIR

Died 27 Jun 1961

 

 

In Memory of

John CROSSAN

Who Died 4 Oct 1947

Aged 76 Years

Also His Wife

Rose

Died 3 Nov 1951

Aged 76 Years

Sweet Jesus

Have Mercy On Them

RIP

 

 

In Memory Of

The DEENEY Family

Roger DEENEY

Died 6 Jun 1938

Cassie HEGARTY

Died 6 Nov 1908

Bridget HEGARTY

Died 11 Feb 1943

William HEGARTY

Died 28 Nov 1987

Aged 83 Years

Timothy Megarry

Died 22 Mar 1992 Aged 27 Years

RIP

Erected By William HEGARTY

DEENEY

Deeneystown

We Will Always Remember You Pappy

 

 

In Loving Memory of

James DENNING

Kiltoy

Who Died 1 Mar 1869

His Wife Anne Jane

Who Died 10 Jun 1911

Their Daughter Margaret

Who Died 30 Mar 1933

Their Son Henry

Who Died 5 Oct 1933

Also His Son James DENNING

Who Died 6 Mar 1949

Aged 83 Years

Erected By Their Son James

Peace Perfect Peace

 

 

 

Daniel DORAN

Died 17 May 1893

Aged 60 Years

Also His Wife

Margaret

Died 3 Nov 1894

Aged 53 years

(Researcher: Oisín - Email)

 

 

 

In Loving Memory of

James GALBRAITH

Died 12 Mar 1928

His Wife Bessie

Died 24 Dec 1952

Alexander

Died 3 Dec 1937

Thomas John

Died 28 Jun 1963

James

Died 27 Jan 1967

 

 

Thy Will Be Done

In Loving Memory of

William GALLAGHER

Died 31 Aug 1928

His Wife Julia Died 1 May 1965

Their Daughter Bridget

Died 26 Jan 1984

Sacred Heart of Jesus Have Mercy On Their Souls

 

 

In Loving Memory of

Thomas A HARRIS

Loughnagin

Who Died 8 Apr 1935

His Father

William

Died 30 Sep 1903

Also Mother

Elizabeth

Died 5 Jul 1905

(located inside the Abbey walls)

 

 

IHS

Pray For The Happy Repose Of The Soul Of

James HEGARTY

Lisaneese

Died 24 Jun 1953 Aged 67 Years

Also His Wife Martha

Died 23 Jun 1957 Aged 59 Years

RIP

 

 

Here Lieth The Body of The

Rev John IRWIN

EX SCH TCD

21 years

Rector of Killaghter

And 33 of the Parishes Who

Died 11 Aug 1864

Aged 81 years

I Know Whom I Have Believed 2 Tim 1-12

(located inside the Abbey walls)

 

 

In Loving Memory of the

KEELAN Family

Deenystown

RIP

 

 

In Loving Memory of

William MACBETH

Of Dungloe, Died 29 Nov 1961

Aged 85 years

His Wife Maryanne

Died Oct 1939 Aged 56 Years

 

 

In Loving Memory of

The McCAFFERTY Family

Port Road, Letterkenny

RIP

 

 

In Loving Memory of

Bernard McCAULEY

Glebe

His Wife Ellen McCAULEY

Son John McCAULY

12-7-88

RIP

 

 

In Loving Memory of

Samuel McCLAY

Died 1848

Also His Wife Isabella McCLAY

Died Dec 31 1888 Aged 76 Years

Bella McCLAY Who Died 24 Jan 1911

David McCLAY Who Died 18 Feb 1912

William McCLAY Who Died 31 Jun 1916

 

 

In Loving Memory of

Samuel McCLOY

Died 14 Oct 1910

Aged 54 Years

His Brother John

Died 19 Apr 1926

Aged 66 Years

Also His Wife

Isabella

Died 15 Jan 1941

Aged 83 Years

Their Son

Albert

Died 18 Jan 1968

Aged 68 years

His Wife

Fanny

Died 30 May 1984

Aged 82

Peace Perfect Peace

 

 

In Loving Memory of My Dear Mother

Kathleen McCREADY

Died 25 Feb 1981

Aged 73 Years

Her Daughter Agnes

Died 25 Feb 1942

Aged 10 Years

And Her Ssons

Billy died 2001

Rollie died 2001

Charles died 2002

RIP

McCREADY

Grandma

 

 

In Remebrance of

Sophia McDAID

Died 12 Apr 1867 Aged 20 Years

James McDAID

19 Apr 1878 - 75

Margaret McDAID

20 Jun 1881 - 69

John McDAID

23 Dec 1904 - 56

Grace McDAID

16 Jun 1911 - 73

 

 

McNUTT

1928

 

 

O Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Have Mercy On the Soul of

Catherine MULHERN

Letterkenny

Who Died 5 Feb 1909 Aged 80 Years

And of

Thomas MULHERN

Crenoge, Letterkenny

Who Died 29 Feb 1916 Aged 48 years

RIP

(left side)

Thomas F MULHERN

Died 15 May 1913 Aged 4 years

Catherine MULHERN

Died 10 Jul 1968

Catherine McDERMOTT

Died 23rd Apr 1995

 

 

 

Erected by Mary McQUEENEY and Teresa TIMONEY

In Loving Memory of

Their Father and Mother

Catherine MULHOLLAND Died May 15 1886

Aged 67 Years

John MULHOLLAND

Died May 6 1902 Aged 82 Years

Also Mary McQUEENEY Died Aug 29 1919

Aged 45 Years

May The Lord Have Mercy On Their Souls

MULHOLLAND Died 15 Jun 1913

 

 

In Loving Memory of

Samuel NOBLE, Ballymaleel

Who Died 22 Jan 1875

Aged 67 Years

And His Wife Sarah

Who Died 2 Apr 1893

Aged 82 Years

Also Their Children

George, James, Alexander and Martha

(dates of death not known)

And

John

Died 6 Jan 1909

Aged 72 Years

Also His Wife

Matilda RUSSELL

Died 8 Jan 1876

Aged 37 Years

And His Second Wife

Margory AIKEN

Died 1 Jun 1895

Aged 44 Years

Also Their Children

John

Died 30 Dec 1903

Aged 25 Years

And

Mary Jane

Died 30 Mar 1908

Aged 28 Years

Erected In Accordance With Bequest

Of

John NOBLE

Who Died 1909

 

 

O'DONNELL Family

Castlebane

 

 

In Loving Memory of

Kathleen ORR

Letterkenny

Who Died 26 Fev 1953

Aged 20 Years

RIP

 

 

In Loving Memory of

Our grandparents

Mary PARKE (Nee DEVENNEY)

Died 8th January 1939 aged 41 years

William PARKE

Died 17th May 1973 aged 77 years

Peace Perfect Peace

 

 

In Loving Memory of

Annie RAMSAY

Died 19 Mar 1954

Her Husband

Crawford

Died 22 Aug 1972

Interred in Gortlee

Their Daughter

Beatrice

Died 21 Aug 1972

Their Sons

Joseph

Died 12 May 1960

James

Died 18 Mar 1974

Jack

Died 18 Sep 1987

Peace Perfect Peace

 

 

Pray For The Soul of

David RAMSAY

Who Died 18 May 1878

Isabella His Wife

Who Died 14 Jan 1904

Elizabeth His Daughter

Who Died 14 Jun 1930

Bartley RAMSAY His Son

Who Died 21 Nov 1935

Catherine Ann

Wife of Bartley RAMSAY

Who Died 9 Feb 1938

Kathleen Their Daughter

Who Died 22 Mar 1922

James Their Son Who Died 24 Jul 1966

David I RAMSAY

Died Dec 25 1974

Clare RAMSAY

Beloved Wife of David I RAMSAY

Died Apr 25 1989

RIP

 

 

Here Lieth The Body of the

Reverend John ROBERTSON

Who Departed This Life On

The 5 Sep 1756

 

 

In Memory of

John ROBINSON

Who Died 24 Mar 1903 Aged 82 years

And His Wife Margaret

Died 6 Sep 1936 Aged 88 Years

Also His Children

William David

Died 9 May 1891

Aged 11 years

Catherine Annie

Died 19 Oct 1889

Aged 18 Months

William David

Died 13 Jul 1896

Aged 3 Years

Lily

Died 29 Nov 1903

Aged 18 years

Margaret

Died 11 mar 1928

Aged 37 Years

 

 

RUSSELL

The Lord Is My Shepherd

 

 

RUSSELL

Kiltoy

Be Ye Also Ready

 

 

RUSSELL

Kiltoy

God Is Love

 

 

In Memory of

Robert SCHOALES

Who Died On

17 Mar 1896

Also His Son

John SCHOALES

Who Died At

Scribley

29 Jul 1883

Charles SCHOALES

Port Road

Died 28 Aug 1907

His Son John

Died 23 Jan 1952

Aged 69 Years

 

 

The Lord is my Shepherd

SCHOALES

In Loving Memory of

Robert Schoales

Died 22nd September 1972 aged 74 yrs

His wife Florence

Died 24th April 1994 aged 81 yrs

Also their daughters

Margaret

Died 23rd August 1957 aged 10 yrs

Kathleen

Died 6th June 1970

And their sons Alexander

Died 10th February 1974 aged 34 yrs

Robert

Died 30th April 2003 aged 62 yrs

Avril SCHOALES

Died 11th November 2003 aged 54 yrs.

Rest in Peace

 

 

Andrew George SPEER

Died 10th January 1961

 

 

Erected In Memory of

James SPEER

Died 27 Mar 1922

Aged 68 Years

His Wife Rebecca SPEER

Died 8 May 1926

Aged 70 Years

Jane SPEER

Died 20 Sep 1930

Aged 75 Years

Fanny M SPEER

Died 6 Aug 1945

Aged 56 Years

William James SPEER

Died 17 Oct 1960

Aged 68 Years

John SPEER

Died 8 Nov 1967

Aged 72 Years

Also Margaret Wife of William

Died 15 Feb 1976

Aged 78 Years

 

 

Erected by William SPEER

In Memory of his Beloved Wife

Mary

Who Died 31 Dec 1880

Aged 60 Years

Also Their Daughter Mary Ann

Died 1885 Aged 20 Years

Also William SPEER

Died Aug 1890

Aged 74 Years

Also Their Son

William SPEER

Died 8 Oct 1912

Aged 60 Years

Also His Wife

Margaret SPEER

Died 23 Aug 1915 Aged 60 Years

James SPEER

Died 29 May 1958 Aged 73 Years

Also His Wife Elizabeth

Died 9 Jun 1960 Aged 61 Years

 

 

 

Erected By Their Children

In Memory of their Parents

William SPEER

Who Died 5 Nov 1865

Aged 84 Years

And His Beloved Wife Jane

Who Died 2 Dec 1855

Aged 60 Years

Also Their Son Alexander

Who Died 1842 Aged 7 Years

Also

Hannah SPEER

Died 12 May 1897

Aged 59 Years

Wife of Thomas SPEER

Also Their Daughter Jane Ann

Who Died 8 Sep 1900

Aged 33 Years

And Thomas SPEER

Who Died 7 Jun 1909

Aged 75 Years

 

 

In Loving Memory of

James STEELE

Died 11 Jul 1928

His Sister Rebecca

Died 7 Jun 1954

His Wife Margaret

Died 17 Dec 1971

Peace Perfect Peace

 

 

WATSON

In Loving Memory of

Jane Mary WATSON nee BATES

1879 – 1957

Wife of Sam WATSON

Interred in Gortlee

Erected by Richard Bates, Londonderry

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