This page has transcriptions and photos of Hanlon headstones for cemeteries in Ireland, mainly in County Donegal. The majority of these were personally surveyed whilst some photos were kindly submitted (see individual credits).
There are a total of three pages with death/burial related records on this site:
- Hanlon Headstones (this page): photos and transcriptions from cemeteries in Ireland.
- Hanlon Headstones Online: a collection of online headstone transcriptions compiled by other people. Also has a list of further links for headstone search websites, e.g. interment.net, etc.
- Hanlon Vital Records: transcriptions of written records, i.e. church and civil registers of birth/baptism, death/burial and marriages.
- St. Crone's (CoI), Dungloe, County Donegal
- Templecrone (RC), Dungloe, County Donegal
- St. Mary Star of The Sea (RC), Annagry, County Donegal
- Maghery (RC), County Donegal
- St. Crone's (ruin), Termon, County Donegal - no Hanlons
- St. Columba's (RC), Burtonport, County Donegal - no cemetery
- St. Bridget's (RC), Lettermacaward, County Donegal
- St. Cholmcille (RC), Fintown, County Donegal - no Hanlons
- Conwal Parish (CoI), Letterkenny, County Donegal
- Bohermore Cemetery (RC/CoI), Galway Town, County Galway
- Glasnevin Parish (RC/CoI), Dublin City, County Dublin
- St. Begnet's (RC), Dalkey, County Dublin
Having found a concentration of Hanlon families around the Dungloe area of County Donegal, Ireland we felt it was worth documenting to see if we could later link these families together. If you are - or think you might be - related to any of the people listed below, we would love to hear from you. (Click here to send an email to the author.)
Notes in Italics are not given on headstones but were found from other sources.
Click on thumbnail to get larger image of headstone.
RC = Catholic cemetery CoI = Church of Ireland cemetery -- = data missing or illegible
|1: St. Crone's|
St. Crone's Church of Ireland is at the bottom of Dungloe main street, just before the bridge. It has a small walled churchyard surrounding it with only a few headstones. It is striking that over half the headstones are for the Hanlon family. Surveyed August 2001.
headstone name died age other details Richard Hanlon 1942 born 1865 Crucknageragh Margaret (wife) 1931 born 1858 Elizebeth (daughter) 1947 born 1902 John Joseph Hanlon 27 Jan 1970 70 Catherine (wife) 20 Oct 1991 85 Kathleen (daughter) 20 Dec 1998 61 Patrick Hanlon 15 Jan 1890 84 Catherine (wife) 7 Mar 1909 102 Thomas Hanlon 1948 born 1863 Mary Jane (wife) 1970 born 1876 baby Ellen Kenny 1911 born 1910 George Hanlon 1988 born 1908 Isobel (wife) 1979 born 1897 Andrew Hanlon 16 Mar 1992 83 George Hanlon 15 Apr 1959 77 Emily (wife) 25 Feb 1982 86 Matthew Murphy 17 Dec 1944 75 George Hanlon 22 Dec 1954 83 Anne Jane Murphy 5 Jan 1965 89 Matt Murphy 21 Sep 1976 64 Nancy Murphy 28 Sep 1986 77 Alex Murphy 10 Sep 1990 77 William Hanlon -7 Dec 1902 69 Mary Hanlon (wife) 28 Apr 1898 61 Henry Hanlon 22 Dec 1924 Margt A. Hanlon (wife) 19 Oct 1924 William Hanlon 9 Apr 1964 Tubberkeen Kathleen (wife) 29 Aug 1980
|2: Templecrone Cemetery|
Templecrone, better known as Ionad Teampall Chroine in Gaelic, was a good sized Catholic Church with an extensive old churchyard from 1781. It is located near the top of the hill on Main Street, corner of Chapel Road. The old churchyard remains in use today but the old church is now the town library. A new St. Crona's church was built nearby (1980). The churchyard surrounds the old church on all sides and also has a second section across the street. The last three headstones listed below - as of Wiliam Hanlon of Cullion - were found in the section across the street. Templecrone and St Crona's are a part of the Parish of Templecrone, Diocese of Raphoe. Surveyed August 2001.
headstone name died age other details Nancy McPherson
Apr 1999 -- Crocknageragh James Hanlon (brother) Feb 1984 -- Margaret Hanlon (sister) Mar 1924 -- John Hanlon (brother) Jan 1932 -- Mary Hanlon (sister) Apr 1918 -- Joseph Hanlon 1940 born 1854 Paul O'Sullivan -- b. 8 Jan 1925 see note note: Born in Lowell, MA, USA.
Son of Jeremiah J. O'Sullivan and Eleanor Lynch McGuire.
Denis Hanlon 28 Jun 1964 -- Crucknegerah Ellen (wife) 12 Jan 1968 -- John (son) -- -- Mary (daughter) -- -- Margaret (daughter) -- -- James Hanlon 20 Sep 1930 62 Termon Jack Hanlon 1934 60 Tubberkeen Annie (wife) 1942 81 Denis (son) 1917 23 Rose (daughter) 1960 62 Michael Hanlon 10 May 2000 -- Quay Rd, Dungloe William Hanlon Apr 1952 -- Cullion Ann Hanlon Sep 1953 -- Tom Hanlon 23 Apr 1965 -- Joseph Hanlon 3 Dec 1962 74 Quay Rd Mary (wife) 19 Jan 1977 75 Michael (son) 1 Mar 1966 38 John Hanlon 8 Apr 1991 84 of Cloughwally Bridget (wife) 4 Sep 1997 89 died in London Kathleen Teresa (dau.) 10 Aug 1967 18 died in London,
|3: St. Mary Star of The Sea|
St. Mary Star of The Sea is a small Catholic church from 1895 with a large surrounding churchyard which opened in 1914. (Older burials took place at Kincasslagh.) This church is the only one in the Parish of Annagry, Diocese of Raphoe. Surveyed August 2001.
headstone name died age other details (1)
Andrew Hanlon -- b. ~1833 Mullaghduff Sheila Hanlon
nee Sile Gallagher
-- b. ~1827 wife of Andrew Hugh Hanlon 26 Feb 1956 b. 27 Nov 1864 of Mullaghduff,
son of Andrew
nee Catherine Duffy
25 Apr 1964 b. 12 Feb 1877 wife of Hugh Cecelia Gallagher Hanlon 26 Feb 1971 b. 1899 daughter of Hugh Hugh Hanlon 14 Sep 1995 -- -- Catherine Cowe Hanlon 30 Sep 1998 -- daughter of Hugh John Hanlon 18 Sep 1979 82 of Calhame,
son of Hugh
nee Grace Gallagher
13 Jul 1978 77 wife of John John Gallagher 01 Jul 1941 82 father of Grace Mary Gallagher 25 May 1931 72 mother of Grace Willie Hanlon 25 Feb 1990 -- of Mullaghduff,
son of Hugh
|4: Maghery Cemetery|
Maghery is a modern walled Catholic cemetery in a rural coastal setting to the West of Dungloe. There is no nearby church today. It was opened in 1974 and is affiliated with St. Crona's in Dungloe, part of the Parish of Templecrone, Diocese of Raphoe. Surveyed August 2001.
|5: St. Crone's (ruin)|
Past the Catholic cemetery in Maghery, a short distance further out along the Termon peninsula are the ruins of a very old church with its own churchyard. It is roofless and very overgrown. This is said to be the old St. Crone's church which the Parish of Templecrone was named after. If true, this would date the building to the late 1700's or even earlier. It was difficult to say if the ruined church was Catholic or Church of Ireland. Although there were a few modern headstones amongst the ancient ones we found no (legible) Hanlon headstones. Surveyed August 2001.
|6: St. Columba's|
The church has a plaque on the front commemorating its opening on 15th October 1898. There is a large expanse of tarmac parking around the church, but no cemetery. This is because it is the youngest of three churches which together comprise the Parish of Burtonport, Diocese of Raphoe. The other two churches, St. Mary's of Kincasslagh (1854) and St. Crona's of Arranmore Island (1825) each have their own cemetery. The Parish of Burtonport also has other cemeteries: Cruit (1750), Belcruit Church (1837) and Belcruit (1949). Surveyed August 2001.
|7: St. Bridget's|
St. Bridget's Church lies along the main road into Lettermacaward and has a large walled churchyard adjoining it set out on a steep hill. The church dates from 1893 and the adjacent cemetery from 1904. It is a part of the Parish of Templecrone, Diocese of Raphoe. Surveyed August 2001.
headstone name died age other details Con Hanlon 23 Jan 1989 Madavagh, Lettermacaward Susan Hanlon (wife) 23 May 1988 Joe Hanlon 1 Mar 1983 73 Cloughwilly Annie Hanlon 26 May 1981 68 John Hanlon 9 Sep 1981 82 Boyoughter Mary Kate (wife) 26 Feb 1984 69 James Hanlon 15 Jul 1981 Dooey Patrick Hanlon 12 Feb 1986 John L. O'Hanlon 29 Jun 1933 Meenagowan Maggie (his wife) 19 Dec 1923 Maggie (his sister) 11 Sep 1927 Hugh Gallagher 3 Dec 1968 Bridget (Hugh's wife) 16 Mar 1978 Erected by their daughter Brigid
Hugh Hanlon Feb 1936 90 Cloughwally Briget Hanlon 9 Jan 1940 75 Michael Doris 8 Jul 1966 Nellie Doris 23 Apr 1983 84 Hanlon Family -- -- Dooey North
|8: St. Colmcille|
Fintown has a large grassy old cemetery from 1871, behind a very modern church (1988). The church and cemetery lie along the main road running alongside the River Finn. There were several graves from the late 1800's and several too worn to read as well as many modern ones. No (legible) Hanlon headstones found. St. Colmcille is a part of the Parish of Glenties, Diocese of Raphoe. Surveyed August 2001.
|9: Conwal Church of Ireland|
Conwal Parish Church of Ireland stands opposite St. Eunan's Cathedral, high on a hill on the Western side of Letterkenny, County Donegal. Both the church and the small stone walled graveyard surrounding it date from the seventeenth century, though most of the legible headstones date from the nineteenth century. A very worn flat grey stone with the faintest remains of inscriptions upon it lies just outside the vestry door - but there is no mistaking the coat of arms engraved upon it: a boar passant with lizard crest. After much watering down and chalking up, it finally gave us the oldest Hanlon headstone transcription in County Donegal. Surveyed July 2004. With thanks to Chris Hewett.
headstone inscription HERE LYETH THE BODYS OF THE FIVE SO-
NS OF REDMOND HANLEN MARCHT IN
LETTERKENY JOHN THE FIRST BORN
ALEXANDER FRANCIS - - -M AND RED=
MOND ALSO HERE LYETH THE BODY OF - -
OF WILLIAM H- -- OL - - - - U - - - AND
REDMOND HANLEN - - - - - - HIS
LIFE - - OV - - - - - - -O 1708
AGED - - - - - - - - - D 14 DAYS
also the Remains of David Conyingham
C--- - Cathn his Wife Daughter of Redd
Hanlon the-- - - - - ---- --
Goodness of Heart tha- - - - -
of Fortune - Died - -- - ---- on
He on Decr 17-7 72 yrs old S- -
the 21 Augt 1771 aged -0
|10: Bohermore Cemetery|
Bohermore Cemetery was previously known as the New Cemetery in Galway Town, County Galway. It is in a populated area and has a vast walled churchyard surrounding twin chapels - I believe one side is Catholic, the other Protestant but have not got confirmation of this. Only a single grave was recorded, the rest of the cemetery was not surveyed.
|11: Glasnevin Cemetery|
The historic Parish of Glasnevin or Glas Naeidhe in Gaelic, lies some two miles North of Dublin City. Glasnevin Cemetery adjoins St. Mobhí, a Protestant church built in 1707 over an older Catholic one. Originally named Prospect Cemetery at its consecration in September 1831, it was the first of its kind, intended for use by both Protestants and Catholics. This is undoubtedly the cause of its popularity as it grew from a modest nine acres to become the largest cemetery in Ireland: it now comprises 120 acres and has seen over a million burials. Cemetery surveyed by Dolores Sierra in the Summer of 2004 with thanks to Dolores.
headstone name died age other details John O'Hanlon 25 Aug 1946 54 St. Enda's, Ferrybank, Arklow Elizabeth (wife) 2 Aug 1973 Rita (daughter) 9 May 2002 Sean O'Hanlon 15 Dec 2000 b. 5 Apr 1921 Mt. Merrion Michael O'Hanlon Mountjoy Street
Ua 69 and 70 1/2
Anna O'Hanlon 5 Aug 1987 10 Upper Saint Columba's
Joseph (husband) 11 Dec 1994
|12: St. Begnet's Church|
The ruins of St. Begnet's Church are still in remarkably good condition. It is an early christian church built in the eleventh century and dedicated to an obscure virgin Saint said to have lived there in the seventh century. After the restoration, the Parish of Dalkey was merged with the Parish of Monkstown and St. Begnets fell into disuse (around 1689). It lies adjacent to Dalkey Castle in the historic and pictoresque coastal town of Dalkey, some two miles South of Dun Laoghaire and around 8 miles South East of Dublin. The cemetery continued to be used up to the ninenteenth century and is the subject of an article in the Irish Genealogist Volume 5 number 2: "Monumental Inscriptions from St. Begnet's Church, Dalkey, Co. Dublin". Cemetery surveyed by Dolores Sierra in the Summer of 2004. With thanks to Dolores.
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