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Headstone Inscriptions, Mevagh Graveyard, Clontallagh, Co Donegal

(Photograph by Eleanor)

These Inscriptions were transcribed by Eleanor Wright and form part of the Donegal Genealogy Resources Website

 

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Inscriptions

1

(Oldest grave)

Here lieth the body of JOHN McELHINNEY

Who departed this life Feb. 16th 1796 a.d. aged 82 (birth 1714)

Also his wife who departed May 6, 1806

CHRISTIAN (or CHRISTIAN) McELHINNEY

Aged 76 yrs (born 1730)

There is a fleur de leis at the bottom of the stone which is split in two

(Grave situated on middle upper left wall, but now used as a marker for McGEE graves)

 

 

 

2

PATRICK McGEE

Died 23 Sept 1964

Wife SUSAN

Died 13 Nov 1975

Son DENIS

Died 11 April 1990

“Rest in Peace”

 

 

 

 

3

In Loving Memory of

DONAL McDEVITT

Died Jan 1952

GRACE McDEVITT

Died March 1957

JOHN McDEVITT

Died July 1996

R.I.P

 

 

4

JAMES GALLAGHER, Glebe

Died 7 Apr 1957 aged 5

Wife CASSIE

Died 19 Feb 1973 aged 56

Son PATRICK

Died Nov 1951 aged 3 months

Also PADDY (Mo’r) GALLAGHER

Died 21 March 1989 aged 93

R.I.P

 

 

 

 

5

In Loving Memory of

PATRICK McBRIDE, Corragh

Died 4 Feb 1943 aged 82 yrs

Wife SHEILA

Died 25 Oct. 1966 aged 91 yrs

Their sons

JOHN  April 1936 aged 23

DAN McBRIDE died 31 Jan 1944 aged 36

MADGE McBRIDE 11 Oct 1985 aged  69 yrs

 

 

 

ANNIE CARR, Rosapenna

Died 30 Nov 1937

Son DAN

Died 19 March 1967

Brothers BERNARD SHIELS, Downings

Died 10 May 19?49

And PATRICK…..

 

 

 

7

CHARLES WARD, Derryhassen

Died 2 Nov 1958 aged 90 yrs

Wife MARY

Died 26 Dec. 1966 age 92yrs

 

 

 

8

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Have Mercy on the Soul of

MICHAEL SHEALS

Who died 31 Mar 1918

Aged 68 Years

(This grave is in lower left corner, a large stone with picture)

 

 

 

 

In Memoriam

JOHN SHIELDS

Downings

1857-1934

RIP

(This is the brother of No.8 Michael Sheals - note different spelling. Grave is on back lower wall)

 

 

 

10

MICHAEL SWEENEY

Died 31 Oct 1836 aged 49

Wife BRIDGET

Died 31 Aug 1917 aged 75

Daughter NORA

Died 1 March 1924 aged 51

“Erected by their loving son JOHN

(Grave is facing back wall)

 

 

 

11

In Loving Memory of

JAMES McBRIDE

Died 6 Jan 1933 aged 67

Wife MARY

Died 9 Nov 1962 aged 90

DENIS McBRIDE

Died 15 March 1947 aged 87

JOHN

Died 29 Nov 1941 aged 40

DENIS MARY ANNIE

Died in infancy

R.I.P

 

 

 

12

In Loving Memory of our Parents

MARK GALLAGHER 1895-1942

MARGARET GALLAGHER nee MCBRIDE 1897-1980

And our Uncle

OWEN GALLAGHER 1901-1964

of Derryhassen More

 

 

 

13

OWEN McBRIDE, Gortnalough

Died 30 April 1979 aged 74 yrs

In Memorium

MICHAEL McBRIDE died 1926

MAGGIE McBRIDE died 1936

MARY SHIELDS died 1947

NELLIE McBRIDE died 1961

SALLY GALLAGHER died 1968

KATE McBRIDE died 1972

(Plate at bottom difficult to read)

 

 

 

14

BRIDGET McBRIDE

Died 13 Aug 1948 aged 17 yrs

KATIE McBRIDE

Died 16 June 1949 aged 17 yrs

RIP

(White cross on grave)

 

 

 

15

In Loving Memory of

ANN CANNON

Died Feb 1942 aged 62

Husband DAN

Died Feb 1932 aged 57

Their son MICKEY

Died Nov 1928 aged 20

Daughter MARY

Died Jan 1972 aged 62

(Further up there is a concrete slab with “CANNON”)

 

 

 

16

JOHN McGEEVER

Died 5 May 1911 aged 53

(The cross has broken off)

 

 

17

In Loving Memory of

JOHN McBRIDE, Clontallagh

Died 6 March 1970 aged 75

His brother FRANCIS

Died 6 Sept 1931 aged 31

His wife KATHLEEN

Died 13 Mar 1996 aged 94

(This grave is just beside the old stone cross)

 

 

 

 

18

Erected by PATRICK FRIEL

In Memory of Parents

PHILIP FRIEL

Died 23 June 1886? Aged 80

GRACE FRIEL

Died 23rd June 1910 aged 92 years

And their children

ANDREW, JOHN, ANNIE and GRACE

 

 

 

 

19

DENIS GALLAGHER

Died 3 June 1989 aged 86

Wife BELLA

Died 31 July 1969 aged 58

ANNE LYNCH died 1979 aged 92

 

 

 

 

20

In Loving Memory of

MARY

Wife of EDWARD McCLAFFERTY

Dooey

Who died 29 June 1924

EDWARD McCLAFFERTY

WILLIAM McCLAFFERTY

 

 

 

 

21

RODGERS

In Loving Memory of

JAMES

Died Jan 1957

 Wife MARY

Died July 1987

Baby BRENDAN

Died July 1946. R.I.P

 

 

 

 

22

In Loving Memory of

FRANK McCLAFFERTY

Died 26 Oct 1955

Wife HANNAH

Died 27 Nov 1979

Their Sons

MARK died 10 Oct 1954

JOHN died 6 July 1964

 

 

 

 

23

In Loving Memory of

McBRIDE Family, Altaheerin

DAN died March 1933 age 22

MARY died June 1945 aged 36

JOHN died Sept 1966 aged 69 yrs

PADDY died Dec. 1973 aged 78

MICHAEL died June 1951 aged 48

And his daughter GRACE

Died Sept 1996 aged 50

 

 

 

 

24

WR 130503

Sapper M. McGINLEY

Royal Engineers

Died 12 Apr 1919 aged 40

 (In same grave)

NANCY CONNOR

Died 3 June 1919 aged 40

Heart of Jesus have Mercy on his Soul

From his Loving Wife and Family

From Hughie, Mary, Frances and Ann

(This grave has metal railings around it and is on the right side of graveyard facing up to the mountain Ghannia More)

 

 

 

 

25

In Loving Memory of

JOHN McBRIDE

Who Died

28 Apr 2001

Daughter MARY

Died 10 April 1973

R.I.P

 

 

 

 

26

In Loving Memory

Of our Dear Father

MAURICE McBRIDE

Died 19 May 1952 aged 67

And our Dear Mother

KATIE

Died 9 April 1979

 

 

 

 

27

Grandfather

McBRIDE, Balanclava

Died 1931

R.I.P

 

 

 

28

HERAGHTY’s

Upper Derryhassen Mo’re

 

 

 

29

EDWARD McBRIDE

Died 29 May 1962 aged 82

Wife ROSE

Died 11 April 1935 aged 38

Rest in Peace

Erected by their Son

PATRICK and Family

California, USA

 

 

 

 

30

Cherished Memories of a devoted husband

HUGH BROGAN, Melmore

Died 30 April 1982 age 77

Rest in Peace

Erected by his loving wife MARY

 

 

 

 

31

GALLAGHER FAMILY - Murlog

 

 

 

32

In loving Memory of

CHARLES GALLAGHER 1973

Wife MARJERY, nee CARR died 1950

Their family

Baby MARGARET died 1916 aged 3 months

PATRICK died 1934

JOHNNIE died 1980 (London)

MICHAEL died 1982

ANDREW died 1993

MARY died 1994 (Ohio)

MANUS died 1996

BRIDGET died 1998 (Ohio)

MAGGIE died 13 March 2001

And her husband JAMES died 14 August 1966

 

 

33

In Memory of

TOAL McLAFFERTY

Died 5 April 1932

Aged 93 Years

CATHERINE McLAFFERTY

Died 22 Nov 1981

Aged 84 Yeasrs

RIP

 

 

 

 

34

In Loving Memory of

EDWARD GALLAGHER

Died 28 July 1966 aged 84

His wife

NELLIE

Died 22 Feb 1974 aged 87

 

 

 

 

35

In Loving Memory of

MICHAEL McGINLEY, Derryhassen

Who died 3 Dec 1914 aged 68

Wife JULIA

Died 28 Jan 1954 aged 83

Their Daughter BRIDGET BRENNAN

Died in USA 15 Oct 1951

Their son JAMES

Who died in Infancy

PATRICK McGINLEY

Died 10 Oct 1976 age 81

Also their daughter JULIA

Died 21 July 2004 aged 90 years

Erected by their son Michael

RIP

 

Note:

See 1901 census Derrycassan

 

 

 

 

36

In Loving Memory of

HUGH McFADDEN, Dooey

Died 27 Dec 1962 aged 74 yrs

His wife MARY

Died 13th July 1975 aged 79 yrs

Their daughter MARY MURPHY

Died 29th April 1988

RIP

At bottom of grace plaque with :

In Loving Memory of

MARY McFADDEN, Dooey

Who died 30th April 1936

Her twin sister CATHERINE

Died 21 April 1995

 

 

 

 

37

BOYCE, Glebe

(Unsure if these are one grave or two)

 

 

 

38

In Memory of

PAT McBRIDE

Died 10 Sept 1986

Shoemaker and Philosopher

Also GRACE died 1910

PATRICK died 1925

MARY died 1932

CHARLIE died 1933

DENIS died 1952

(This grave is near the gate on the left and is in the shape of a book

and has a silver painted boot on the grave)

 

 

 

 

39

In Loving Memory of

JOHN SHIELDS, Dooey

His wife ANNIE

And daughters

GRACE, MARY

And CATHERINE

 

 

 

40

BOYCE FAMILY

Meevagh & Dundoan

 

 

41

In Loving Memory of

JOHN McGRODDY, Ardbane

Died 13th Jan 1982 aged 91 yrs

His wife MARY

Died 14th April 1988 aged 90 yrs

 

 

 

 

42

In Loving Memory of

HANNAH O’KANE

Died 18th May 1987

CAITLI’N O’KANE

Died 23 Feb 1996

 

 

 

 

43

In Loving Memory of

ANDREW GALLAGHER, Derryhassen

His wife WINIFRED

Sons BARNEY, SIMON

Daughters MARY WINIFRED, ANNIE and SOPHIA

Buried in USA

 

 

 

 

44

In Loving Memory of

GRACE McBRIDE

Cloughbane

Died 23 April 1985

 

 

 

 

45

In Loving Memory of

THOMAS McBRIDE

Died `9th March 1980

Aged 67 yrs

 

 

 

 

46

In Loving Memory of

EDWARD GALLAGHER, Cloughbane

Died 26 Oct 1975 aged 82 yrs

His wife ELLEN

Died 25 Oct 1992

 

 

 

 

47

Plynth on back wall of church looking up to Ghannia More

Should probably be Peoples from Magherabeg grave

 

 

 

 

48

Peoples plynth top

(same as No.47)

 

 

 

 

49

In Loving Memory of

JOHN McFADDEN

Died 25 Oct 1953

His wife NUALA

Died 25 Nov 1962

Their son FRED

Died 18 Jan 1951

PEGGY McFADDEN

Died 14 Dec 1943

CON McFADDEN

Died 22 Feb 1998 aged 93 yrs

MANUS McFADDEN

Died 6 Dec 2007 aged 99 yrs

ANNIE McFADDEN

Died 18 Dec 1941

“Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them  O Lord”

Erected by their family

 

 

 

 

50

In Loving Memory of

HUGH McBRIDE, Downings

Who died 2nd Oct 1949

His wife CATHERINE

Who died  6th Aug 1963

And their family

SOPHIA McBRIDE

Who died 10th June 1921

KITTY McBRIDE

Who died 28th Feb 1933

JAMES McBRIDE

Who died 29th April 1935

FRANCIS McBRIDE

Who died 14th  June 1941

MARY McBRIDE

Who died 21 June 1963

 

 

 

 

51

InLloving Memory of

FRANCIS CULLEN

Died 4th March 1943

His wife MARY

Died 29th June 1947

Their sons JOHNNY

Died 6th Jan 1946

MICHAEL

Died 15th Feb 1963

FRANCIS

Died 6th April 1978

WILLIE J CULLEN

Died 6th March 2000 aged 86 yrs

RIP

 

 

 

 

52

In Loving Memory of

EDWARD CULLEN

Died 7th Feb 1947 aged 80 yrs

MARGERY CULLEN

Died 20 Aug 1965 aged 93 yrs

JOHN CULLEN

Died 6th Feb 1967 aged 57 yrs

JOSEPH CULLEN

Died 14th June 1972 aged 55 yrs

MARY CULLEN

Died 25th Oct 1986 aged 84 yrs

KATIE CULLEN

Died 20th Aug 1987

MADGE CULLEN

Died 26th Sept 1996 aged 82 yrs

Also book plaque in grave:

In Loving Memory of

SOPHIE CULLEN

Died 5th Nov 2004

Rest in Peace

 

 

 

 

53

In Loving Memory of

DAN COYLE

Died 1926

His wife ELLEN

Died 1933

Their son NED

Died 1946

His wife KATIE

Died 1943

Their son MICHAEL

Died 28 June 1971

Aged 61 yrs

And his wife

MARGARET ELEANOR

Died 6 Sept 2001 aged 82 yrs

His brother DAN

Born 3rd Dec 1907 died 12 Feb 1994 aged 87 yrs

His wife HANNAH

Born 14 Jan 1913 died 6th March 1989 aged 76 yrs

Rest in Peace

 

 

 

 

54

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Have Mercy on the Soul of my dear Husband

JOHN FRIEL

Who died 3rd Oct 1908

Also my Son

STEPHEN

And my Daughter

GRACE

 

 

 

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