Recording of the Graveyards in Kilgeever Parish

Moving forward with the times.

Mary O'Malley

Photo:Kilgeever Graveyard, Louisburgh.

Kilgeever Graveyard, Louisburgh.

Mary O'Malley

Killeen and Louisburgh have always taken pride in remembering, honouring and showing respect for those departed this life, by the upkeep of both graveyards in Killeen and Kilgeever. Having the grass cut, painting walls, gates or ensuring illegal dumping was prohibited are just some of the tasks. The Rural Social Scheme have played a part in carrying out these tasks in recent years.

We are now fortunate to have all the graves plotted and recorded. A map is erected at the entrance gates with graves clearly marked and numbered for identification, making it easier to find a particular grave.

Photo:Killeen Church and old graveyard.

Killeen Church and old graveyard.

Mary O'Malley

Not only that but all this is now available to view online. No matter where we are in the world we can look at our loved ones grave and this ensures that the upkeep of both graveyards are maintained to the highest standard. You can also view and submit memorials.

Photo:Entrance gates at Kilgeever Graveyard

Entrance gates at Kilgeever Graveyard

Mary O'Malley

If you are simply seeking to find a family grave IrishGraveyards.ie can help. This site provides the facility to search a number of Irish graveyards to locate a specific grave or simply to browse through a graveyard or number of graveyards. Just log on to www.irishgraveyards.ie

Of course there are many graves that have no visible markings to identify those buried there. If you know of any graves and would like these included in the surveys Irish Graveyard Surveyors can be contacted here  

For Kilgeever Parish you can email the parish priest Fr. Long at louisburghparish@eircom.net

Photo:New Graveyard entrance gate at Killeen Graveyard.

New Graveyard entrance gate at Killeen Graveyard.

Mary O'Malley

Photo:Map showing all graves in new graveyard Killeen, recorded and numbered.

Map showing all graves in new graveyard Killeen, recorded and numbered.

Mary O'Malley

Photo:New Graveyard with beautiful Calvary Scene and Old graveyard in background at Killeen.

New Graveyard with beautiful Calvary Scene and Old graveyard in background at Killeen.

Mary O'Malley

Photo:Entrance gate at Old graveyard Killeen.

Entrance gate at Old graveyard Killeen.

Mary O'Malley

Photo:Map at old graveyard Killeen.

Map at old graveyard Killeen.

Mary O'Malley

This page was added by Mary O'Malley on 23/06/2012.
Comments about this page

Adrienne,

Click on the link shown at the end of the article above and you can search the graveyard database at www.irishgraveyards.ie/

Regards

By Editor
On 12/04/2016

Looking to locate a Matthew Murray 

By Adrienne
On 12/04/2016

Family emigrated from Louisburgh about 1850. John J Ball born April 24 1830. Would love to contact any Ball family still in area.

By Gerry Meier
On 10/03/2015

My grandparents John & Mary Hunt are buried in plot no. 204 with my uncle Michael. I would love to contact any relatives in the area.

By rosaleen hunt
On 15/02/2015

Please advise if there are any Bradshaw family graves as my Bradshaw ancestors came from Kilgeever and I am desperately trying to find information on them. Someone said that one of them lived close to the Catholic Church. I would be most grateful for any information.

By Marney
On 27/04/2013

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