St. John’s Parish Heritage Group.

Occasional Publication No. 1

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GRAVESTONES OF KILCOMMON -

Database text and photographs © Christopher Keane 2010. Booklet design ©Liam Byrne 2012.

Kilcommon Graveyard.
Kilcommon graveyard is located in Ballybrogan townland in St. John’s parish in south Roscommon. The site has been of religious significance since at least the twelfth century and is listed in a taxation return for 1306. The church at Kilcommon is likely to have been a chapel-of-ease for the main church situated not far away at St. John’s. It was in use until the late 1590’s. At some stage after the church fell out of use Kilcommon began to be used as a burial site. The earliest headstones date from the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century though earlier burials without stone markers are distinctly probable. The five earliest headstones are for Dungon (1694), Eagan (1711), Dolin (1716), Conaghton and Geraghty (both 1716). Two hundred and seven headstones, dating from 1694 to 1955, were recorded by Jack Kilcline and members of St. John’s Parish Heritage Group in 1987 and 2004. In addition seventy-nine burials from between 1946 and 2000, mostly without headstones, are recorded in an official burial register for the graveyard. The current graveyard wall was built in the nineteenth century and the roadway leading there is known as “corpse lane”.

In July 2005 the graveyard was restored by members of St. John’s Parish Heritage Group and local families. Mass was celebrated there for the first time in living memory.
(The information above is adapted from “Kilcommon Medieval Church & Graveyard St. John’s Parish, Co. Roscommon” by Diane Dunnigan. Published in The Journal of Co. Roscommon Historical & Archaeological Society. Volume 11, 2009 pp 72 – 76).

The database records are current as of 2010.

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Surname Brennan

First name Patrick Kilmore

Townland

Date 10th. Jan. 1934

Age

Remarks

Image

Brennan

Elizabeth

Kilmore

12th. Feb. 1949

Byrne

Sara

Curraghlaher

28th. Nov. 1918

27

Carroll

Thomas

1923

Carty

Bartholomew

1827

Carty

Catherine

1759

Carty

Bryan

1734

Carty

Bryan

1799

Collins

Irene Kelly

Ballymoe & Boxford House

7th. Jan. 1953

Conaghtan

Frances

1718

Connaughton

Coyle

Patt

1819

Cuddy

Mary

1738

Cuddy

James

1811

Cuddy Cuff Cuff

Bridget Darby Daniel

1811 20th. Apr. 1747 2nd. Jan. 1761

Cullen

Honoria

Feb 1892

87

Cullen

Honoria

1874

Dolin

Edmond

1714

Donlon

Bridget

1842

Donnellon

Patrick

1801

Doonaghan

Mathew

17th. May 1773

Doonighan

Bridget

26th. May 1773

Dowd

Michael

1846

Dowling Dowling Dowling Dowling

Owen Catherine Ward Margaret Patrick Ballyduff Ballyduff

15th. Jan 1876 27th. Nov 1845 19th. Jun. 1937 11th. July 1958

78 48 51 83

Doyle

Martin

Glanduff

20th. Jul. 1943

Doyle

Elizabeth

Glanduff

25th. Dec. 1958

Duck

James

1817

Dunican

John

1889

and more

Dunigan

Dan

8th. Oct. 1893

67

Dunican ?

Dunigan Dunigan Dunigan Dunigan Dunigan

Mary Peter John Edward Catherine

1st. Jun. 1916 26th. Oct .1883 27th. Feb 1883 18th. Feb 1884 22nd. Nov. 1895

80

Dunican ?

22 40

Dunigan Egan Egan Egan Egan

Peter John Mary Thomas Patrick

14th. Jul. 1944

19th. Sept 1882 1932

Feeley Feeley Feeley

Thomas Maria Thomas

23rd. Sept 1966 1829 1881

85 78 38 and more

Ferrall

Patrick

1736

Fighaly

Darby

26th. Jan 1806

Fighaly

Mary

17th. Sept 1842

70

Flyn

Peeter

1721

Geraghty

Father

1716

Gerathy

Gillhuly

Luke

1763

Gormley

Patrick

1815

Hannon

Patrick

Carnagh

18th. Jun 1889

Hannon

Catherine

Carnagh

12th. Aug.

Hannon

Catherine

1799

Keenan Keenan

James Frances

6th. Jan. 1951 6th. Jan. 1955

Kelly

Patrick

Glanduff

20th. Feb. 1959

Kelly Kelly

Bridget John

Glanduff Glanduff

17th. Jan. 1920 28th. Jan 1952

Kelly

James

1875

Kelly Kelly Kelly Kelly Kelly

Ernest George Edward Francis Miriam Casey Edward A

Boxford House Roscommon Boxford House Roscommon Rathconnor House Roscommon Rathconnor House Roscommon

28th. Jan. 1964 7th. Dec. 1966 20th. Feb. 1999 24th. Jul. 2007 14th. Nov. 1920 79

Kelly Kelly Kelly Kelly Kelly Kelly Left blank intentionally

Kate Conroy Michael

Boxford House, Cams, Cloverhill Killihan 5th. Dec. 1872 6th. May 1873 10th. Sept. 1900 14th. May 1924 74 62 20 34

Margaret McDonnell Killihan Boxford House Roscommon Edward J. Mary Josephine Edward A Boxford House Roscommon

Boxford House Cams Clovehill 14th. Nov. 1920
Left blank intentionally

Kelly Kelly Kelly

Sara Thomas James

Curraghlaher Curraghlaher Curraghlaher

5th. May 1932 7th. Aug. 1892 21st. Mar. 1939

73 51

Kennedy

Elen Carroll

1893

Kenny Kenny Kenny

William Bridget Bridget

Gort Gort Gort

13th. Jun 1942 24th. Apr. 1958 24th. Nov. 1946

69 81 35 Daughter

Lunneen

Jms

1801

McDonnell

Winnefred

Lacken House Rahara

18th. Aug. 1864

50

McDonnell

Patrick

Lacken House Rahara

3rd. Aug. 1879

78

McGuire

Maryann

1933

McQuigley

Daniel

1745

Mee

Michael

???

Moran

Thomas

1841

Mulligan

Catherine

1767

Murphy

Patrick

Carnagh

31st. Aug. 1982

80

Murphy

Mary Catherine

Carnagh

20th. Apr. 1955

52

Naughton

James

1878

Naughton

Margaret

???

Nolan

Daniel

1724

O'Connor

Peter

1900

O'Connor

Maggie

O'Connor O'Connor O'Connor O'Connor

Thomas J Margaret Owen C Mary Agatha

Glanduff Glanduff Glanduff Glanduff

21st. Dec 1938 11th. Apr. 1912 29th. Aug. 1912 30t. Dec. 1992

52 56 57 96

O'Teige

Thady

Quegly

James

1876

Quigly

William

1723

Rian

Richard

1731

Serry Serry Teague Teague Teague Teige

Catherine Leonard Derby Patrick Martin Annie Bryan Glanduff Glanduff Glanduff

20th. May 1759

23rd. Jun. 2000 24th. Jun. 1943 10th. Feb. 1973 29th. Sept 1729

81

Teigh

Simon

24th. Aug 1724

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