Graveyards are very important places, both as a respectful resting place for our
loved ones and as part of our valuable heritage. Many older headstones even with
the best of efforts erode over time and become illegible. Most headstones record
genealogical information such as birth and death dates, and often family
relationships. Apart from the text headstones are often decorated with symbolic
carvings. These include angels, cherubs and foliage; an analysis of these
symbols can yield much additional information for the researcher.
With the support and guidance of The Heritage Council and both the Meath and
Kildare Heritage Officers, a survey has been carried out on graveyards in the
Enfield Common Bond Area. The area comprises the parishes of Balyna, part of
Carbury and part of Newtown in county Kildare and the parishes of
Enfield/Rathmolyon, Longwood/Killyon, Coole/Summerhill and Clonard in county
Meath. The survey involved photographing, mapping and transcribing the monuments as
well as collecting any local knowledge relating to the graveyard and those
buried in them. The project is sponsored by Enfield Credit Union.
The graveyards included in this website include: Agher, Ardenew, Ardkill, Ballinadrimna, Broadford, Broadford Church, Cadamstown, Castlerickard, Clonard CoI, Clonard RC, Cloncurry, Clondalee, Croboy, Dunfierth, Gallow, Jordanstown, Jordanstown Church, Kilglass, Kill, Kilrainey, Kilshanroe New, Kilshanroe Old, Ladywell, Mylerstown,
Newtown, Nurney, Rathcore, Rathmolyon, Templadooath,The Moy, TíCroghan, with Drumlargan to follow.
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