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Assaroe Abbey Graveyard, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal

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Notes:

This page is a combination of a survey conducted in 1951 by Rev P. Ó Gallachair and another,

supplemented with photographs, conducted by Lindel & Bernie in Jul 2010

 

The graveyard was quite accessible, though in places you need to watch your footing

 

Some previously hidden or partially buried headstones have been uncovered,

so there are additional headstones to those recorded in 1951

The Inscriptions:

To .... d. (1792), a; (11);  and (w.), Mary, d. March 24, 1814, a. 65

 

 

171—"Here lyeth (the body) of John P..."

 

122—To John Boner, d. a. 80

103—To Mrs. Catherine Boyle, d. April 13, 182(1), a. 63; and h. Philip Boyle, d. June 28, 1831, a. 77

105—By Lizzie Boyle to b-, Johnny Boyle, d. Jan. 10, 1894, a. 24; and f., Philip Boyle, d. Nov. 1, 1918, a. 105; m. Brigid Boyle, d. Jan. 18, 1929, a. 103

106—By Philip Boyle, Ednagor, to f. Earl O'Boyle, d. Oct. 10, 1792, a. 56

110—To Philip Boyle, Ednagor, d. Sept. 10, 1951, a. 91; w. Sarah, d. April 30, 1921, a. 54; by dtr. Catherine

109—By Philip Boyle to w. Sarah, d. April 30, 1921, a. 54

By dtr.. Sarah Boyle Graham; to Michael Boyle, d. May 27, 1896; w. Mary, d. June 9, 1913; their grandmother, Anne, d. Sept. 27, 1916

189—To John, s. of Patrick Brady of Rockfield, d. Aug. 13, 1836, a. 21; John's m., Margaret (Brady),  d. July, 1863, a. 72; his f., Patrick Brady, d. Feb. .... a. 73

To Francis G. Brennan, infant, d. Feb. 26, 1951

129—By William Breslin on May 28, 1862, to f., Daniel, d. Sept. 1838; b. Patrick, d. Oct., 1811; b. Daniel, d.....1859; also  above "Willeam", his  m. Catherine, d. March 18, 1863, a.  77; "also  his brother Daniel's son, Patrick Breslin, East Port, Ballyshannon", d. Aug. 26, 1884, a. 28;  also John Breslin, d. Nov. 16, 1876; also "the above-named William Breslin". d. May 17, 1879; "also Frances Breslin, sister of" William, d. Jan. 30, 1905



130—By John Breslin to parents: William and Isabella

167—To Michael Brogan, d. May 8, 1857, a. 68; by dtr. Sarah

229—To Catherine Campbell, d. Nov. 1, 1939; her m., Margaret Cleary, d. April 2, 1937

202—To Joseph Campbell, d. March 25, 1913, a. 34;  m. Margaret, d. April 19, 1918, a. 84;  b. James, d. Nov. 20, 1932, a. 61; Frances Campbell, d. March 16, 1935

IHS

Of Your Charity Pray for the Repose

Of the Soul of

Joseph Campbell

Who departed this life 25 Mar 1913

Aged 34 years

Also of his Mother

Margaret Campbell

WHo died 19 Apr 1918 aged 84 years

His Brother James Campbell

Who died 20 Nov 1932

Aged 61 years

Frances Campbell

Died 16 Mar 1935

Mary Campbell

Died 14 Jun 1953

Francis Campbell

Died 22 Aug 1962

Their Nephew Jimmy Campbell

Died 4 Dec 1988

His Wife Ellen

Died 12 Feb 1995

RIP

 

Here lies the body of

Eleanor Cannon

Who died 8 Dec 1814 aged 27 years

IHS

Erected in Loving Memory of

Francis Cassidy

of Coolcolly

Who died at Ballyshannon

21 Oct 1887

Aged 28 years

Lamented by all who knew him

also Kate

Beloved wife of Michael Cassidy

Who departed this life 22 Jul 1921

And their son Francis

Who died 15 Oct 1924

Michael Cassidy junr died 27 Apr 1943

Michael Cassidy died 29 Dec 1943

Aged 90 years

Sweet Jesus have Mercy

 

 

 

In Loving Memory of

James Cassidy

Chapel Street

Died 2 May 1949

His Wife Rose (nee Daly)

Died 27 Mar 1936

Their Daughters

Evelyn died 17 Nov 1979

Rosaleen died 25 Dec 1983

Their Son Michael died 2 Nov 1992

RIP

 

 

 

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Have Mercy on the Soul of

James Cassidy

Died 21 Jun 1957

Richard F Cassidy

Died in Vancouver Canada

9 Jan 1971

Rose Cassidy

Died 11 Mar 1973

Anne Marie Cassidy

Daughter of

James and Mary Cassidy

Died at Birth 12 Dec 1969

RIP

 

 



IHS

Of Your Charity

Pray for the Repose of the Soul of

Katie

The Beloved Wife of

Harry Cassidy

Who died at her residence

The Graan Enniskillen

24 Jan 1904 Aged 20 years

Pray also for the Repose of the Soul of the above named

Harry Cassidy

Who died 26 Nov 1905 Aged 31 years

RIP

 

We have Loved her in Life

Let us not Forget her in Death

 

In Memory of

Roas Cassidy

Who departed this life 20 May 1857 aged 13 years

Also her Father James Cassidy

Who died 21 Apr 1863 aged 60 years

Also her Beloved Mother Anne Cassidy

Coolcolly, Ballyshannon

Who departed this life 5 May 1901 aged 81 years

And their Son James

Who died 6 Sep 1908 aged 58 years

And his Wife Frances Catherine

Died 23 Dec 1947

Also their Son Michael

Died 18 Jun 1902

Lord have Mercy on their Souls

 

Original Headstone (1951)

 

IHS

L CISIDE 1757

 

Headstone (2010)

Cassidy

Parkhill

(unreadable)

 

Bernard Cleary

Interred 28 Aug 1869

Aged 78 years

 

160—To Mary J. Cleary, d. June 9, 1934; s. Thomas, d. Jan. 21, 1920; John d. Jan. 20, 1949; h. James d. April 13, 1952

230—To Thomas Cleary, d. Nov. 17, 1949, a. 55

26—To Elis (Coan) of Aby, d. August i, 17(28)......

101—"Here lyeth the / body of Thad Coane /who departed this life / (2)9th day of October / 172(3) in the 6(5)th year of / his age. Here lyeth the/ body of Terenc(e) / Coan who depar / ted this life the / (8th) day of March / 17(29) in the  (4?) year / of his age/."

100—"HERE LHYS THE / BODY OF THADY / COAN WHO DI/ED IN THE YEARE 1681/"



120—"HERE LYES THE / BODY OF TERENCE / COLEN WHO DYED IN MAY / 21, 1713 /."

47—By John Congall "in the year 1732"

128—To John Connolly, d. Sept. 8, 1931,  a. 40; m. Mary Anne, d. Sept. 22, 1935, a. 72

39—By Mihl. Cooney to w., d., May, 25, 1844, a. 68 also f., d. May 1, 1818, a. 90

212_"Revd. Daniel E. Coyle, P.P./ Kilbarron,/ died at Ballyshannon,/ 7th September, 1868,/ aged 65 years./"

154—To Bridget Culinan alias  Magough,  d. March 2, 1791, a. 56

76—By Mr. Daly to sister, Anne Daly; also dtr. Mary Anne Daly, d..... 1886

IHS

Here Lieth the Body of

Bartley Daly

Who departed this life 17 Aug 1763 aged ?

Also the Body of

Owen Daly

Who departed this life ? Sep 1797

 

87—"In memoriam / Adm. Rev. Caroli Daly/ Parochi S. Petri, Bradford,/0biit Die 19 Novembris, l949/. Annos 51 natus./ R.I.P./" "Sacred to the Memory / of the Very Revd. Charles Daly, P.P.,/St. Peter's, Bradford./ Died, 19th Novr., 1949/. Aged 51 years. R.I.P./"



86—By Rev. Charles Daly to parents: Michael, d. July 2, 1914; Bridget, d. May 29, 1934; his b. Mandy, d. June 28, 1916; sister, Bella, d. May 27, 1924; Teresa, d. Jan. 8, 1926; b.,  Michael, d.  May 22, 1941

IHS

Here Lyeth the Body of

Margret Daly

Who departed this life

2 Jun 1769 aged 39 years

Also the Body of

Owen Sheridan

Who departed this life

 

(headstone broken below this line)

88—To Patrick Hugh Daly, d. May 14, 1952; dtr. Kathleen, d. April, ii, 1938

210—"Sacred/ to the memory / of/ the Revd. Thomas Daly,/ who departed this life/, 10th November, 1867, aged 38 / years./Requiescat in peace./"

35—By Pat Dee(r)y to w.  Margaret, Sweeney, d. Oct. 21, 1832, a. 21

By Terence Donagher to parents:  William, d. March 17, 1892, a. 84, and Alice Donagher, d. Nov. 26, 1906, a. 80. James Donagher, d. May 29,  1925, a.   74; his w. Mary, d. Dec. 8, I936,a. 72


 
To Michael Donaghue, d.  Dec. 6, 18o6, a. 30; his  m. Catherine Donaghue, d. October 31, 1808, a. 6(3)

Here Lyes the Body of

Anthony Donelvy

Who departed this life

3 Mar 1783 aged 34 years

 

 

 

200—To Edward Doogan d. March 22, 1939

To Jane Dorrian, d. 1892

159—To Mary A. Downey, d. June 28, 1926, a. 38

142—To William Drummond, d. March 23, 1949, a. 22

Dr. John Drummond, M.R.C.S.I., d. Feb. 20, 1818 a. 41; also, niece, Mrs. Edward Gillespie d.; Feb. 9, 1905, a. 57

In Loving Memory of

Francis Duffy, Acres

Died 13 Oct 1944

His Wife Sabina, died 7 Oct 1932

Their Daughter Mary, died 20 Sep 1987

Their Son Patrick, died 19 Feb 1993

Their Daughter Margaret (Peggy)

Died 12 Mar 2007

And their Daughter Sabina

Died 27 Feb 2008

Rest in Peace

176—"Hie jacet Rev. D."s F.r Anto/nius Dunlevy, Ord.s Min.s Stric.s /Obs. S.P. Fran.ci Difinit.r et / Past.r de Kilbar.n, nec non V.G. /Rap.t obiit 26to. Jun. etati.s suae. / Anno 44to 1764." "Here lies the Rev. Fr. Anthony Dunlevy, Diffinitor of the Order of the Stricter Observance of St. Francis, and Pastor of Kilbarron, and also Vicar General of Raphoe. He died on the 26th June, in the forty-fourth year of his age, 1764."



177—To Penelope  Dunlevy  alias Boyle, d. Jan. 29,  1794, a. 55

Pray for the Souls of

Mary Ann Ellis

Died 6 Jan 1920

John Ellis

Died 12 Jun 1932

Henry Ellis

Died 6 Oct 1940

William Ellis

Died 12 Jul 1973

RIP

186—To James Fox, d. Nov. 8, 1934; also Mary Fox, d. June 7, 1938, a. 32

Pray for the Souls of

Patrick Fox

Tullyherk

Died 11 Sep 1969

His Wife Kathleen

Died 1 Dec 1968

RIP

 

119—"Sacred to the memory .... Gallagher .. . ."

187—To Denis Gallagher, d. Dec. 16, 1890; also Maggie Gallagher, d. Oct. 18, 1903, a. 20

80—To Edward Gallagher, d. June, 1856; w. Bridget, d. April, 1860; dtr. Mary, d. March 29, 1894

82—To James Gallagher, d. April 26, 1909; w. Bridget, d. April 17, 1910

53 - To John Gallagher, of Knather, d. Sept. 22, 1928, a. 81; w. Elizabeth. d. Sept. 18, 1930, a. 88; their dtr.-in-law, Hannah Gallagher d. Dec. 7, 1931

In Loving Memory of

John Gallagher

Died 21 Feb 1940 aged 39 years

His Loving Wife Mary (Mamie)

Died 8? Sep 1952 aged 39 years

RIP

182—To Patrick Gallinagh, d. Aug. 1, 1953, a. 73

108—By "Daniel Garven" to s., Patrick Garven, d. March 5, 1785, a. 25; and (Esther) Garven, alias Mclntire, w. to Patrick, d. Feb. 25, 1786, a. (5)2

205—"GAVIGAN"

225—To James Gavigan, Creevy, Ballyshannon,   d. Sept. 4, 1900; w. Brigid, d. Nov. 8, 1884; dtrs. Catherine, d. July 16, 1885; Elizabeth Agnes, d. Feb. 2, l886; Ann Jane, d. July  22, 1898; Brigid, d. June 1, 1918

In Loving Memory of

Francis Gettins

Died 26 Oct 1945

His Wife Margaret

Died 25 Feb 1972

Also Deceased Members of their Family

Maureen, died 29 Feb 1940

Frances died 28 Sep 1960

John died 8 Aug 1992

RIP

 

 

168—To Daniel Gibbons, d. Sept. 24, 1873, a. 58; w. Mary d. July 4, 1857, a. 50; children: Patrick, Catherine, Joseph, Daniel and William

208—By w. to Patrick Gilleece, d. Nov. 24. 1936; also Mary K., baby, d. Jan. 11, 1935

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Have Mercy on the Soul of

Edward Gillespie, Askill?

Who died ? 2?

(unreadable)

95—To Francis Gillespie  and w. Anne, and children, Margaret and Francis

165—To Michael Gillespie of Kildoney, d. Oct. 30, 1867, a. 70; by s. Michael

Here lyes the Body of

Neil Gillaspie

Who departed this life 6 Dec 1789

Aged 51 years

 

90—By his parents to James Gilroy, Behey, d. Nov. 19, 1915, a. 23; his f., James, d. Nov. 20, 1929, a. 75; m., Mary, d. Feb. 27, 1927, a. 70; b. John, d. Dec. 20, 1926, a. 35

68—To Patrick Goan, d. May 19,   1952;  also Thomas Mclntyre, d. Dec. 9, 1917; his d., Mary E., d. Dec. 20, 1912

219—"... gone up ..."

221—To Margaret Gormley; and her parents

In Loving Memory of

James Grimes

And His Wife Nora

RIP
 

Pray for the Souls of

John Grimes, Wardtown

Died 17 Jun 1926 aged 90 years

Also his Wife Anne

Died 4 Jun 1923 aged 78 years

Their Daughter Brigid

Died 13 Apr 1937 aged 60 years

43—To Patrick Guckian,  Anacashel, Co. Leitrim, d. Oct. 27, 1948, a. 36; by w

158—"I.H.S. P.H."

Sacred to the Memory of

Laurence Hagarty

Who died 16 Apr 1846 aged 29 years

Also his Mother

Who died 7 Jun 1859 aged 68 years

Also his Father

Who died 18 May 1868 aged 78 years

Also Mary and Bernard

The infant children of Bernard Hagarty of Ballyshannon

By whom this stone is erected

Anne, Beloved Wife of Bernard Hagarty

Died 12 Oct 1895 a 71 years

Bernard Hagarty

Died 28 Apr 1897 aged 78 years

Eternar ? ? May they Rest in Peace

Anna Margaret Hagarty

Died 28 Dec 1921

(plaque on same grave)

Charles J Kelly

Died 6 Dec 1942

His Wife Mary M

Died 9 Apr 1960

Their Daughters

Josephine M died 1 Sep 1966

Angela M died 30 Jun 1972

Margaret F died 17 Dec 1989

Elizabeth died 23 Jun 1993

Sr Cecelia, Ballymena, died 8 Jan 1991

Charles Kelly, South Africa, died 3 Nov 1918

RIP



115—To John Hamilton, d. Sept. 5, 1841, a. 76

36—To Joan Hanlan. d. "7ber. the 4th", 1735

174—To Michael Harrison, Ballyshannon, d. Nov. 30. 1889, a. 85

In Loving Memory of

Brigid Hernan died 12 Mar 1934

And her Daughters

Brigid died 12 Aug 1920

Sarah died 16 Oct 1922

Winifred died 20 May 1926

Annie died 31 May 1926

Her Husband Michael Hernan

Died 12 Feb 1946

Also Annie Hernan

Lissahully

Died 13 Jun 1980 aged 63 years

Her Husband John

Died 2 Dec 1983 aged 71 years

And Mary Hernan

Died 6 Feb 1984 aged 83 years

Baby Shane Perry

Died 16 Sep 1990

RIP

140—By Edward Higgins to f. d. Feb. 22, 1812, a. 44; also his s. David, d. June 25, 1890, a. 23; Edward Higgins d. Dec. 21, 1906; Catherine Higgins d. Jan. 6, 1913:  John Higgins d. Nov. 13, 1924

92—To Patrick Holland, d. May 17, 1908; w. Ellen, d. Sept. 16, 1937; s. Joseph d. April 30, 1931

58—By Bess  Horan to m., Mary Horan, d. March 25, 1809, a. 67

223—"I.H.S."

173—To Anne Ivers  d. Sept. 30, 1873, a. 42;  also Dr. Charles Ivers, L.A.H.I., d. Sept. 14, 1882, a. 60; Dr. Hugh Ivers, L.R.C.S.E., d. ??

75—By Hugh Keane to m., Anne Drummond, d. April 16, 1837; a. (3)6: her h. John Keane, d. June 7, 1859, a. 8(6)

107—To Owen Keenan, d. Nov. 1781, a. 78

149—To the Kelly family, Abbey, and to Mrs. Charlotte Black, Sheegus, d. Sept. 30, 1952

179—To Edward Kelly of Ballyshannon, d. Nov. 26, 1829, a. 68; w. Mary, alias Cassidy, d. April 11, 1815, a. 48; s. John, d. Sept. 26, 1818, a. 28



180—To Frances Kelly, d. Aug. 18, 1941; dtr. Bernadette Kelly, d. April 13, 1918

148—To Hugh Kelly, d. Oct. 31, 1837, a. 67; w. Jane, d. Oct. 13, 1831, a. 75; s. William, d. March 6, 1851, a. 53

178—"Hic jacet Revd. Joannes / Kelly, viginti circiter / annos Pastor de Kilbar/ron, Vicarius Generalis / de Diocesi Rapotensis. / Obiit 30mo. October Anno / Domini, 1806, aetatis suae 68. Requiescat in Pace." "Here lies the Rev. John Kelly, for about twenty years Pastor of Kilbarron, Vicar General of the Diocese of Raphoe. He died on the 3oth of October, 1806 / in the sixty-eight year of his age. May he rest in peace."

78—To John Kelly, d. June 25, 1817. a. 47; "also  Mary McGloin, mother of John, Elizabeth, Winifred all of which-sic-are  interred underneath. And inscribed by James McGloin, 1864."

201—To John Kelly d. July 8, 1890, a. 72; w. Sarah, d. Feb. 8, 1920, a. 92; grandtr. Rose Melly, d. Oct. 17, 1923, a. 17; Edward Kelly, d. Dec. 20, 1939, a. 80; Sarah Melly, d. May  10, 1940, a. 71

147—By James Ivers Kelly of Ballyshannon to f., John C. Kelly, C.E.; also m., Catherine Ivers d. Jan. 9, 1897, a. 68;  also above James, d. Sept. 7, 1910, a. 48; his s. James Joseph, d. May 21, 1919, a. 21

188—To Margaret, w. of Peter Kelly, Ballyshannon, d. July 16, 1835, a. 34; also Edward Kelly, B.L., born April 2, 1830, d. May 22, 1881; also above Peter Kelly, d. Sept. 10, 1882, a. 90, also Rose, w. of Peter Kelly, Junr., Ballyshannon, d. Jan. 21, 1900

172—(The grave of the late Fr. P. J. Kelly, (Fr. Joe), Adm., Killymard, d. July, 1955, R.I.P.). June 19, 1903, a. 70; also Annie M. Kelly, d. July 20, 1922, a. 47

To Mary Kennedy, d. Feb. 18, 1910, at Bundoran, a. 46; and dtr. Annie, d. March 7, 1909, a. 30; also Maggie J., d. March 20, 1919, a. 16

93—By Annie Miller to f. Patrick Keon, d. March 11, 1908; m. Bridget Keon, d. Sept. 9, 1918; Annie Miller d. June 30, 1946

228—By Peter Keon to w. and children

155—To Patrick Keregan, d. July 7, 1778, a. 79

170—By John Kerins to w. Mary B., of Creevy, d. Nov. 28, 1918, a. 26

In Loving Memory of

Patrick Liddy

College St

Died 12 Mar 1949

His Wife Teresa

Died 7 Sep 1969

Their Daughter Kay Kepgh

Died 2 Feb 2003

Her Husband Joe

Died 7 May 2002

RIP

Erected by their devoted Family

 

 

67—By w. to Daniel Logan, d. July 1, 1948

114—To William Lynch, d. June 11, 1877; w. Elizabeth, d. April 26, 1880

169—To Edward Lyons, Bishop St., Ballyshannon, d. Dec. 8, 1947, a. 56

164—"M.M."

121—To David McBride, d. July 28, 1940

144—To Mary McBride of Ballyshannon, d. Nov. 15, 1855, a. 75; h. Michael, d. Feb. 19, 1863, a. 84

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Have Mercy on the Souls of

Robert McBride

Portnason

Died 14 Feb 1959

His Wife Margaret

Died 3 Feb 1977

Their Sons

Robert, died 28 Nov 1946

Thomas, died 11 Dec 1980

And Son-in-law Harry Gilgar

Died 17 Dep 1980

Their Daughters

Margaret died 26 Aug 1988

Katie Gilgar died 19 Aug 1990

Rest in Peace

Erected by their Daughters

Margaret and Katie

McBride

143—To Charles McCabe, d. Feb. 14, 1796, a. 72; w. Elinor, d. Dec. 25, 1808, a. 70; s. Redmond. d. Jan. 4, 1821, a. 67

150—By children to m., Mary McCafferty, d. Aug. 11, 1941



152—To Bernard McCanan, d. March 9, 181(5), a. 13

Erected by

Thomas McCann of Derryhillow

In Memory of his Father

Thomas

Who departed this life 21 Aug 1873 aged 67 yrs

Also his Beloved Mother

Catherine McCann

Who departed this life 13 Apr 1874 aged 84 yrs

May they Rest in Peace

 

(fallen headstone)

 

In Loving Memory of

Mickey McCarthy

Kildoney

Died 24 Jan 1966, Aged 81 years

And Deceased Members of his Family

Rest in Peace

 

 



61—To "Own McCowley", Knather, d. March 29, 1895, a. 79; s. James, d. Jan. 3, 1904, a. 42

"Robert McCown"

To James T. McCullen, d. March 22, 1841, a, 19 months

Heare Lyeth ye Body of

Pat McCullic

Who departed this life ye yeare of

Our Lord 1750, adged 58

 

 

 

 

40—To Patrick McGahern d. Nov. 3, 1941;  also w. Annie, d Sept. 28, 1943; their s., John, d. Sept. 8, 1942

 

Pray for the Souls of

Michael McGarrigle

Died 22 Mar 1920

Aged 73 Years

Maryanne McGarrigle

Died 5 Sep 1949 aged 75 years

Their Family

Michael died 10 Oct 1962 Aged 71 years

Mary Died 24 Sep 1963 aged 63 years

Patrick died 19 Nov 1971 aged 74 years

Sarah died 8 Jun 1975 aged 72 years

RIP

 

 

 

56—To Francis McGinley, his w. and family

 

33—By John Maginnes to s. Edward, d. Nov.  17, 1826, a. 18

 

218—To Agnes, w. of James McGloin, d. Jan. 4, 1872, a. 29; also children: James and Mary

 

 

Erected by William Sadd

In Memory of his Beloved Daughter

Margaret Sadd McGloin

Who departed this life 4 Aug 1875 aged 30 years

146—By W. McGlaughlin to f., d. Jan. 15, 1828, a. 84

145—By John McGlaughlin to f., d. Jan. 15, 1831, a. 47

James McGonigle, d. Aug. 29, 1847, a. 34

In Loving Memory of

Michael McGonigle

Abbey

Died 19 Aug 1969

Aged 94 years

His Wife Mary Catherine

Died 12 Oct 1973

Aged 83 years

Their Son Edward

Died 25 Sep 2006

Aged 77 years

Rest in Peace

 

(old grave slab on grave)

 

 

53—To Bryan McGowan of Ballyshannon, d. April 15, 1870; w. Bridget d. March 6, 1889; also Terence McGowan, d. Feb. 13, 1886; Mary McGowan, d. March 15. 1887

81—To Thomas McGowan, d. Aug. 15, 1881; w. Catherine, d. Jan. 20, 1880; dtr. Jane, d. Feb. 19, 1908; Rose Anne McGowan, d. Oct. 22, 1912, a. 50

132—To Thomas and Margaret McGowan; also Catherine, w. of Edward McGowan, d. April 14, 1933

190—By Constantine Maguire of Ballyshannon to w. Susan McGuire, d. Nov. 1, 1861, a. 39

 

72—To Thomas Maguire, d. Jan. 23, 1936; his bs: Patrick, d. May 25, 1945; Peter, d. Dec. 18, 1943; his nephew, Peter, d. June 9, 1928; his sisters: Bridget, d. April 6, 1946; Alice d. May 1, 1920

63—To "Sololmon" -sic- McGunnigal, d. April  26, 1766, a. 57; also Charles McGunnigal. d. Nov. 9, 1793, a. 34

IHS

Erected by Edwerd McHugh

To the Memory of his Wife

Anne McHugh

Who departed this life at Killybegs?

14 Dec 1854 aged 31 years

55—To Darby Mclntire, d. Jan. 7, 1808, a. 96;  w. Mary Tunney, d. Oct. 27, 1817, a. 75

69—To Catherine Mclntire, d. May 21, 1821, a. 64

By John Mclntire to w. Elenor Sweeny, d. Nov. 1, 1798, a. (3)6

70—"Heare lyth/the body of P(a)t Mc(Ci)tire who/departed this / life ye yeare of / Our Lord, 1790 / adged-sic-82 /"

 



197—To Thomas Mclntyre, d. July 4, 1860, a. 73; w. Mary, d. May 8, 1885, a. 79; Mrs. Anne McGowan, d. Oct. 12, 1926, a. 74; James McGowan d. Sept. 3, 1929, a. 87

In Loving Memory of

Thomas Mclntyre

Died 23 Apr 1892 aged 65 years

And his Wife Margaret

Died 30 Jan 1923 aged 77 years

Their Children

Annie died 27 Aug 1940

Thomas J died 30 Mar 1952

James died Feb 1967

Margaret J died Apr 1967

Rose E died Jul 1971

RIP

  

 

44—To Brigid McKeown, d. June 8, 1951



45—To Sarah McKeown, d. March 31, 1881, a. 77; John McKeown, d. Jan. 25, 1885. a. 93; Annie  McKeown, d. Oct. 25, 1891, a. 43; Joseph McKeown, d. Sept. 4, 1894, a. 56;. Lizzie McKeown, d. July 17, 1920, a. 41; Agnes McKeown, d. July 23, 1949

46—To Michael (Mc)Ke(own) of. the Abbey of Bally(shannon), d. Dec. 17. l8(16).....

 

In Loving Memory of

Patrick P McLaughlin

Who died 28 Mar 1915

Aged 51 years

Also his Son William

Who died at Glasgow 3 Apr 1901 aged 7 years

And his Wife Mary

Born 5 Oct 1866?

Died Sep ? 19?

151—To Joanna MacLean alias McCarthy, d. July 4, 1809, a. 24

To Patrick McNeely, Tullyhurk, d. May 9, 1897; w. Mary, d. March 18, 1930; their s. Joseph, d. March, 21, 1941

211—To Percy MacNeny, d. May 17, 1887, a. 19

123—To Daniel McNulty, Castle St., Ballyshannon, d. March 14, 1919, a. 85; sisters: Bridget, d. Aug. 28, 1902, a. 56, and Mary Devanney, d. Dec. 23, 1914, a. 82; w.  Margaret, d. June 25, 1921, a. 65

156—To Edward McNulty of Bishop St., Ballyshannon, d. May 7, 1859; w. Eleanor Connolly, d. March 25, 1904; dtr. Bridget, d. May 29, 1907;  infant ss. Hugh and John. By dtr. and sister, Caroline C. McNulty



157—By Edward McNulty to m., d. June 7, 1837, a. 62

138—To Fardy McNulty, d. Dec. 9, 1801, a. 62

116—By Hugh McNulty, to f, Hugh, d. Nov. 1788, a. 85

137—By John McNulty to dtr. Mary Anne, d. Oct. 10, 1863; s. John, d. Sept. 8, 1878, a. 29

89—By Francus McPhelim to his  three  dtrs.—Margaret, d. Jan. 14, 1793, a. 24; Mary, Oct. 24, 1795, a. 19;  and Bridget, Nov. 19, I1795, a. 9; also his grandson, Michael McPhelim of Tullymore, d. Dec. 1869, a. 75;  Michael's w. Mary, d. June  28, 1882, a. 77

134—"This stone erected by John McPhelem, for him and his posterity, 1756"

133—By Owen McPhelim of Moniendough, to w. Mary, d. Jan. 27, 1871, a. 56

IHS

Pray for the Souls of

James McShea

College St, Ballyshannon

Who died 2 Dec 1933

Mary McShea

Who died 19 Sep 1947

Pat McShea

Who died 1 Apr 1956

Aged 9˝ years

RIP

Erected in Memory of

Pat McShea

By His Loving Parents

 

Notes:

James McShea d aged 72

Mary McShea d aged 75

 

 

203—To John Monaghan d. June 11, 1924; w. Ellen d. Aug. 31, 1934; Margaret Monaghan d. July 14, 1952

193—To James Moohan, d. Oct. 22, 1915; also Mrs. K. Gilfedder d. May 19, 1916

191—To James Moohan, d. April 1, 1940, a. 74; also Margaret Moohan, d. Jan. 21, 1946, a. 76



192——"Underneath are laid the remains/ of Thomas Moohan of Kill(barron), who,/after six years of .... / preparation for the priesthood in/ the College of Maynooth, died in the / bosom of his family on the l9th of February, 18(60), aged (2)1 years."

163—To John Muldoon d. Jan. 27, 1003; w. Mary A., d. March 8, 1910; dtr. Catherine, d. Jan. 9, 1898; By Muldoon family

162—To Lizzie Muldoon, d. April 28, 1918, a. 48; her children: Patrick d. April 11, 1891, a. 1; Catherine d. Feb. 7, 1906, a. 3

166—To "thomas Mulhern", d. April 7, 1770, a. 70

Underneath this tomb are deposited the remains of

Bryan Mulhern of Ballyshannon

Who departed this life 31 Jan 1838 aged 41 years

Also the remains of Bernard

Infant son of Matthew Mulhern, Ballyshannon

Who departed this life 19 May 1860 aged 3 months

Also, the remains of Lizzie, his daughter

Who departed this life 6 Oct 1873 aged 15 years

Also the remains of their Father

Matthew Mulhern

Who departed this life 11 Jan 1874 aged 43 years

Also the remains of Almira Mulhern

Wife of the above named

Matthew Mulhern

Who died 2 Mar 1913 aged 80 years

42—To John Mulhern,  d. July 11 1832, a. 55; by his children in America

Erected to the Memory of

John Mulhern

Who departed this life 12 May 1881 aged 77 years

Also his wife

Ellen Mulhern

Who departed this life 8 Nov 1891 aged 66 years

Also their Son

Terence Mulhern

Who departed this life 7 Apr 1864 aged 8 years

Also their Daughter

Bridget Mulhern

Who departed this life 25 Aug 1877 aged 26 years

John Mulhern

Died 11 Nov 1973 aged ?5 years

RIP

In Loving Memory of

John Mulhern

Cornaglagh

Died 14 Aug 1948 aged 53 years

His Wife Catherine

Died 29 Jun 1986 aged 87 years

Their Son Pat

Died 10 Nov 1988 aged 58 years

Rest in Peace

91—To Patrick Mo.... of Callda..., d. Oct. 18, ....... a. 86

83—To John Moore, d. April 11, 1943, a. 54

224—To Ann Morrow, d. Oct. 24, 1925, a. 72; b. Patrick, d. Dec. 14, 1905, a. 60

118—To Dan Mulhartagh, d. Sept. 9, 1928; w. Kathleen, d. Aug. 10, 1901; s. Owen, d. April 19, 1902

By James Mulligan to  s. Thomas P., d. Dec. 13, 1898, a. 22

Erected by

Margaret Mulrine

In Memory of her Husband

Hugh Mulrine

Who died 19 Sep 1907, aged 65 years

And her son Frank Mulrine

Who died 12 Nov 1901, aged 21 years

Margaret Mulrine

Died 3 Jun 1927, aged 78 years

Mary Josephine Mulrine

Died 4 Nov 1929, aged 39 years

Hugh. J. Mulrine

Died 4 Oct 1930, aged 40 years

Also Patrick Mulrine

Died 8 Mar 1942, aged 65 years

Catherine Mulrine

1 Feb 1952

Mary Mulrine

4 Dec 1965

RIP

79—To Tom Munday, w. Anne, and children: Bernard, Sarah, Anne and Mary

226—"... Charles Neill died ..."

104—To "Phelem O'Boyl", d. July, 1731

153—"Here lieth the O'Briens"

49—The oldest inscription: "THIS TOMBE WAS (ERECTED/BY) CON(NO)R FOR HIS (F)A(THER) /FLAN 0 CLERY, WHOSE (BODY) LYES UNDERNEATH./ (DE)CEASED THE 31(st) OF 8BER, (ANNO) DOM. 1665."

220—To Michael ODoherty d. Dec. 6, 1911, a. 63; b. Alex, d. April 25, 1881, a. 23; sister, Sarah, d. May 19, 1881, a. 27; parents: Isabella d. June 9, 1881, a. 65; James, d. Jan. 22, 1886, a. 71; b. John, d. Jan. 15,  1900, a. 55; nephew Alex, d. Nov. 18, 1903, a. 6. Also Francis O'Doherty, d. Sept. 30, 1920, and his w. Margaret, d. July 15, 1920; their dtr. Mary, d. May 31, 1924; his b. James O'Doherty, d. March 24, 1919

111—To James O'Donnell, d. Aug. 30, 1860, a. 75

Here lyes the body of

John O'Donald

Who departed this life 8 Nov 1791 aged 48 years

 

 

 

227—To the deceased members of the O'Donnell family, Cowpark, Ballyshannon

 

 

175—Grave of Bishop Anthony O'Donnell, O.F.M., Bishop of Raphoe. (1750-'55):
"Hic jacet IIImus. et Reverdmus. / Dns. Fr. Antonius O'Donnell,/ Epus. Rap.s Ord.s Min.s Stric.s/Observantiae S. P. Fran.ci Sacrae/ Theolgiae Prefsor eximius, totius / Hiberniae Primus Pater, vir vere/Egregius e: pius. Obiit 26 Aprilis / Etatis suae anno 74,° I755." "Here lies the Most Illustrious and Most Reverend Fr. Anthony O'Donnell, Bishop of Raphoe, Of the Order of the Stricter Observance of St. Francis, a distinguished professor of sacred theology, the premier Father Provincial, a man truly admirable and virtuous. He died, 26th of April, in the seventy-fourth year of his age, 1755." 
 

 

135—To Con O'Donnell, d. Aug. 22, 1817, a. 56

 

 

Here lies the body of

Nanny O'Donnell

Who departed this life May 16 1788 aged 50 years

 

To Philip O'Gleeson, d. April 20, 1897, a. 67. By dtrs., Mary and Margaret

57—To Michael O'Gorman, d. March 25, 1949; s. Dr. Ignatius O'Gorman, d. March 22, 1948

Erected by John O'Neil (Ch Ch, New Zealand)

In Memory of his Father

Arthur O'Neil

Died 26 Mar 1901 Aged 84 years

His Mother Ann O'Neil

Died 5 Jan 1902 aged 82 years

Also his Sisters

Mary and Catherine O'Neil

 

Note:

John O'Neil, Christchurch, New Zealand

 

185.-—To John O'Neill d. Nov. 21, 1879, a. 65; "also/to the memory of the / Revd. Hugh J. McManus/, Pastor, Mountholly,/ New Jersey, U.S.A., America/, who died at Ballyshannon,/June 21st,   1880./aged 38 years." Also Roseanna Daly, d. Dec. 14, 1914

181—To Hugh Patten d. Dec. 9, 1793, a. 60

231—By Redmond Quaid, Coolmore, to w. Catherine, d. Oct. 20, l886, a. 55

102—"HIC JACET (F.) THOMAS / CVINN ABB. B. MARIEE/ DE SAMERIA QUI OBIIT/ DIE 30 MAII ANNO DOMINI/ 1669." "Here lies (Fr.) Thomas Quinn, Abbot of Blessed Mary('s Abbey), Of Saimer, who died 30th day of May, A.D., 1669."

94—"John J. Reynolds/died 13th Jan. 1955/ Aged 1 ˝/

217—"Erected by Bernard Reynolds, Corker,/ in loving memory of his son/ Rev. Robert Reynolds, C.C.,/ Milford,/ who died 29th October, 1917,/ Aged 40 years./"

74—By s., George: To John Roper, Corker, d. March 27, 1919, a. 71; Elizabeth, d. May 23, 1006, a. 56

84—To Josephine Roper, d. Feb. 27, 1897, a. 3 years,  10 months

 

37—"R.S"

199—By John Sharkey of Ballyshannon to w. Margaret, d. Oct. 13, 1859, a. 38; two infant children;  also John Sharkey d. March 19, 1863, a. 43

198—To Mary Sharkey, a. 19; by her father

195—To Simon Sheil, d. Dec. 19, 1837, a. 55, "deservedly regretted by his / numerous friends and acquaintances./This stone is erected to his memory / by his afflicted widow. In coelo quiescat. Also / his son John, who died June the 15th/, 1895, and is buried here."



SHEIL VAULT

196—"Pray for the soul / Dr. Simon Sheil / of Ballyshannon,/ and the members of his family / in remembrance of whom / this cross is erected./ May they rest in peace./ Amen./"

By Sarah Sheridan to h.  Owen Sheridan, d. Sept. 14, 1845, a. 50

183—To  Susan Slane, d. Aug. 24, 1847, a. 55; by dtr. Bridget Slane

To "deceased members of Slevin family, Coolmore"

To John Slevin, d. 1900; his w. Mary, d. 1905; their family; Edward, d. 1922; Margaret d. 1949; Anne McGrachan, d. 1909; Also Edward Cassidy, d. 1953

To Patrick Slevin, Coolbeg, d. Jan. 2, 1947, a. 75

To William Slevin, d. July 14, 1897, a. (59)

66—To "Min".—Mrs. Minnie Sloan, d. May 1, 1952; her m., Rose Rooney. d. Aug. 7, 1942; her b. Michael Rooney, d. May 12, 1943; her nephew, Paddy Duffy, d. Aug. 22, 1950

213 - "Orate pro anima/ Adm. Rev. Danielis Spence/ Parochi, qui sese missioni/sacrae in Kilbarron/ L annos optime dedit/. Natus anaos LXXX/ obiit in Domino/A.D. Quartum Kal./Maiis, MDCCCXCII/. R.I.P./"   "Pray for the soul of the Very  Rev. Daniel Spence, Pastor, who for fifty years completely gave himself to his sacred mission in Kilbarron. He died, aged eighty years, 28th April, 1892, R.I.P."

194—To James Sreen d. March, 1896; w. Alice: two ss., Edward and Hugh John; By dtr. Bedela

127—To Annie, w. of P. B. Stephens, d. Sept.  27, 1894, a. 37; also above Patrick Brady Stephens, d. July 19, 1920, a. 73

125—To Dr. B. Stephens, d. April 9, 1848, a. 44; James Stephens, d. May 21, 1856, a. 12; Almira Stephens   d. Sept. 22, 1877, a. 4 days; and children of P. J. Stephens: Emma, William, Joseph and Florence; also John Stephens, d. Aug. 28, 1923, a. 81;  John's w. Emma. d. Feb. 22, 1925, a. 77

139—"This stone was / erected by John /' Stephens / in memory of his  seven children,/1783"/

124—To  Mary Stephens, dtr.  of William Stephens, Ballyshannon, d. Monday, Feb. 10, 1840, a. 24; and Mary, his w., d. Friday, March 6, at 64: s. John, d. April 14, 1886, a. 78; Mary, w. of John, d. Oct. 10, 1900, a. 82



126—To Mary, w. of P. J.  Stephens, Main Street,  Ballyshannon, d. March 10, 1945, a. 49

215—To Mary Theresa Stephens, d. Jan. 11, 1890, a. 20

32—To Cavin Sweney, d. 1765

This Stone was Erected by

Denis Sweeney of Ballyshannon

To the Memory of his ?

Ann Sweeney

Who departed this life 3 Mar 1830 aged 91 years

Original Headstone (1951)

 

Sweeney

Anne Sweeney died 15 Aug 1880

Sarah died 12 Mar 1880

Patrick J died 10 Apr 1894

Sadie died 30 May 1916

Marguerite died 12 Jun 1918

Patrick died 29 Sep 1923

Liam died 1 Sep 1932

Kate died 7 Mar 1949

 

Original Headstone (2010)

 

Sacred to the Memory of

Anne Sweeney of Creevy

Who died 13 Aug 1880

Aged 46 years

Also her Sister Sarah

Who died 12 Mar 1890

Also Patrick Joseph Sweeney

Who died 10 Apr 1894

Aged 1 year and 8 Months

 

Note:

This headstone has clearly been overwritten

It is not known why the remaining 5 names were omitted

Sister, Sarah Sweeney, died aged 50 years

 

 

(select photograph to view enlargement)



214—To James Sweeny, d. March 22, 1892, a. 69; w. Bridget, d. March 7, 1901, a. 64

184—By John Sweeny, Ballyshannon, to children: Mary, Gertrude, John, Joseph, John, Eunan, James; also his f., Morgan Sweeny, d. Sept. 18, 1918; m. Anne Sweeny, d. Dec. 7, 1919; w. Kate, d. Feb. 4, 1930

31—To Miles Sweeney, d. April .1, 1784, a. 60

216—To Robert Sweeny, Ballyshannon, d. April 15, 1908; w. Margaret, d. April 10, 1900; f., John, Drimnagrough, d. April 26, 1892, a. 91

222—To Mary Taylor, d. May 16, 1939

209—To Edward Thomas, d. May 9, 1875, a. 63

141—To James Timoney of Rosscatt, d. Nov. 14, 1948; w. Mary, d. Sept. 3, 1953

112—To Catherine Tu(nney), d. Sept. 18, 183?, a. 19

136—To Dan (T)unny, d. Sept. 1, 1777, a. 22; by his f. Darby



To Hugh Tunney, d. 22 Apr 1798, a. 60 

Sacred to the Memory of the Revd. Michael Tunney, C.C.

Late of Drumholm, who died at Kilcar 22 May 1844

In the thirtieth year of his age

His piety, charity, his zeal for religion, and Pa(ti)ons

Made him beloved by all who knew him

And the grief for his loss was universal

His attachment to the people of Drumholm was so great that his

Removal from them to the parish of/ Kilcar caused his decline and premature death

This Monument is placed over him by his father, Hugh Tunney

Also to the memory of his brother John

Who died 19 Sep 1841, aged 21 years

Requiescant in Pace 

113—To Michael Tunney, Market St., Ballyshannon, d. March, 2, 1946, a. 80

207—To Ellen Ward, w. of John Ochiglevich, born in Tawley, 1822, d. in Ballyshannon, Jan. 4, 1877

204—To Michael Ward of Cashel, d. May 25, 1875, a. 63; w. Mary, d. March 3, 1891, a. 76; s. William; his w., Brigid;  and their son, Michael, d. March 16, 1951. William L. Ward d. Jan. 17. 1952

206—To Michael Ward, Acres, Ballyshannon,. d. Aug. 7, 1937, a. 87; w. Mary, d. March 27,  1935, a. 75; also Anna and John Ward, infants

By James Wren to parents



"Veni, Vidi, Vici"

Ar dheis De go raibh anamacha na marbh seo uilig

Requiescant in pace.

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