GRAVEYARD TRANSCRIPTIONS – WHITE ABBEY, KILDARE TOWN

by mariocorrigan on October 10, 2007

Carmelite Graveyard Kildare
 
Mario Corrigan 2005
 
Original photos taken Derby Day 26 June 2005 – cleanup 3, 4 and 5 August 2005
Final Edits 6 and 7 August 2005
 
1
DSCN1443 / DSCN1444 (CLOSE UP)
IMMEDIATE LEFT OF GATEWAY
CLEARLY DEFINED GRAVE – GRAVEL – WELL CARED FOR – MEDIUM TABLET – BLACK MARBLE – ANGULAR HEAD – IMAGE OF OUR LADY IN WHITE TO LEFT OF INSCRIPTION ALMOST FULL HEIGHT OF TABLET
 
In (SCRIPT)
Loving Memory (SCRIPT)
OF (SCRIPT)
STEPHEN RYAN
FRIARY RD.
DIED 12TH AUG. 1987.
ALSO HIS WIFE
KATHLEEN
DIED 1ST OCT. 1991.
 
REST IN PEACE.
 
ERECTED BY HIS LOVING WIFE
KATHLEEN.
 
2
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LARGE ORNATE METAL CROSS – DOUBLE STEP CONCRETE BASE – BOTTOM LEFT OF GATEWAY – CORNER
 
3
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LEFT OF CROSS – EDGE OF ROADWAY – MEDIUM STONE TABLET WITH CELTIC CROSS HEAD – INSCRIBED BLACK CROSS IN CENTRE
 
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
MATTHEW GALLAGHER
KILDARE,
DIED 22ND APRIL 1993.
HIS WIFE MARY
DIED 1ST APRIL 1994.
 
R. I. P.
 
4
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HITHERTO UN-NOTICED FALLEN MEDIUM STONE TABLET – CELTIC CROSS HEAD – NEAR ROAD – REVERSE FACING UPWARDS
 
INSCRIPTION ON OTHER SIDE – UNREADABLE
 
 
5
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MEDIUM STONE TABLET – FACING ROAD – STEPPED CURVED HEAD – CIRCULAR ORNAMENTATION NEAR TOP – IHS INSERT – SACRED LAMB MOTIF UNDERNEATH CIRCULAR ORNAMENTATION
 
RE-EXAMINED 5 AUGUST 2005 – NEW READING AND SOME RUBBING
 
 
OF YOUR CHARITY PRAY FOR
THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF
MARY TALBOT OF CHERRYVILLE
WHO DIED 31ST MARCH 1879
AGED 77 YEARS,
 
6
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SMALL METAL CROSS AND POSSIBLE PLAQUE DISCARDED IN BUSHES NEAR EDGE OF ROAD
 
RE-EXAMINED 5 AUGUST 2005 – NOT DISCARDED – STILL FIXED TO STONE BASE BUT FOLDED BACK AT ACUTE ANGLE – ALMOST BROKEN OFF
 
7
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LARGE STONE TABLET ALMOST COMPLETELY COVERED IN IVY – INSCRIPTION OBSCURED
RE-EXAMINED 4 AND 5 AUGUST 2005 – IVY REMOVED – VERY LARGE MONUMENT – TALL THIN NARROWING PILLAR WITH TRIANGULAR HEAD – TOPPED OFF WITH SMALL CROSS WITH STAR LIKE SHAPEIN CENTRE – LITTLE APPARENT ORNAMENTATION – INSCRIPTIONS ON MAIN BODY OF PILLAR AND ON MAIN BODY OF BASE – NEW PHOTOS DSCN2218 / DSCN2219 / DSCN2220 / DSCN2221 / DSCN2222 / DSCN2223
 
ERECTED BY
MARY ANNE HENRY
OF KILDARE
IN MEMORY OF
HER BELOVED HUSBAND
THOMAS HENRY
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
5TH JUNE 1857
AGED 69 YEARS.
ALSO THEIR CHILDREN
ANNE AND CLARE
WHO DIED YOUNG
ANDALSO JOSEPH
ELDEST SON WHO DIED
JUNE THE 26TH 1866
AGED 27 YEARS.
+
PRAY FOR THE SOUL OF
SIMON P. HENRY WHO
DIED FEBRUARY 20TH 1873
AGED 32 YEARS
On whose souls may Jesus have mercy
 
MARGUIRITE J. HENRY
Died april 16th 1879
Mrs MARY A. HENRY
DIED NOVR 21ST 1893
 
R.I.P.
 
 
8
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MEDIUM SIZED METAL CROSS – FLAT WIDE ARMS – GREY – SOME RUSTING – NO INSCRIPTION – NO APPARENT GRAVE
 
RE-EXAMINED 3 AUGUST 2005 – HANDPAINTED INSCRIPTION ON REVERSE – BADLY WRITTEN – DIRECTION SUGGEST GRAVE MIGHT POINT OTHER WAY ?? – NEW PHOTOS DSCN2169 / DSCN2170
 
In
memory
of
John
ny. Kirby (nq. Keely – CANNOT MAKE OUT)
Died
1871
 
9
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MEDIUM METAL CROSS – THIN – APPARENTLY AT BASE OF FALLEN MONUMENT – NO OBVIOUS GRAVE – NO INSCRIPTION – POSSIBLE SHADOW OF CIRCULAR SEAL OR PLAQUE IN CENTRE
 
10
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FALLEN MONUMENT WITH METAL CROSS IN FOREGROUND – LARGE STONE TABLET – ANGULAR HEAD WITH STEP UNDERNEATH AT SIDE – ORNAMENTATION AT HEAD – CROSS STANDS OUT IN RELIEF IN CENTRE – VERSE
 
RE-EXAMINED 3 AUGUST 2005
 
CRUX MIHI SALUS   (CURVED – IN BANNER)
 
ERECTED BY
THOMAS MILWAY OF KILDARE
in memory of his beloved Wife
JUDITH MILWAY
who died 16th Decr 1859 aged 58 years
Also the above named Thomas
Milway who dep’d this life Decbr 9th
1861, aged 71 years
 
Requiescant in pace
 
11
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MEDIUM STONE TABLET – POINTED ANGULAR HEAD WHICH OVERLAPS SIDES
 
RE-EXAMINED 5 AUGUST 2005 – NEW READING AND SOME RUBBING – NEW PHOTO DSCN2225
 
ERECTED BY
BRIDGET M. DAVIES,
IN MEMORY OF HER HUSBAND
PETER DAVIES,
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
JULY 15TH 1857,
AGED 29 YEARS.
ALSO HER BROTHER-IN-LAW
PATRICK DAVIES,
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
ON THE 26TH OF APRIL 1865.
AGED 29 YEARS.            
ALSO OF MRS CATHERINE DAVIES, WHO
DIED AT FRENCHFURZE 6TH SEPTR 1891
AGED 47 YEARS
 
Requiescant in pace.
 
12
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SMALL STONE TABLET – CURVED STEPPED TOP –– LEANING BACK AND TO RIGHT
 
UNREADABLE  
 
RE-EXAMINED 5 AUGUST 2005 – TRACES OF ORNAMENTATION – DUG AT BASE AND CLEARED TO READ INSCRIPTION – POSSIBLY MORE BELOW SURFACE
 
Erected by Andrew Henderson of
Kilenagornane in memory of his Father
Andrew Henderson who depd this life
27th May 1837 aged 60 years. Also his
Mother Mary Henderson  who depd
Decr 8th 1844 aged 67 years. And also
his Sister Mary Henderson who died
June 7th 1839 aged 14 years
 
13
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LARGE GROUND LEVEL RECTANGULAR SLAB – BENEATH EARTH ON LEFT TOP – MOSS COVERED – COMPLETE DIAGONAL BREAK ACROSS LOWER HALF OF SLAB
SQUARE ORNAMENTATION AT TOP (POSSIBLE IHS)
 
RE-EXAMINED 5 AUGUST 2005 – MOSS CLEARED AND SIDES FOLDED BACK TO UNCOVER INSCRIPTION – NEW READING AND RUBBINGS TAKEN
 
GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO
 
This Tomb is Erected by Mr Laurence Keegan
of Hamilton Lodge Curragh in memory of
his beloved Son Edward who depd this life
Febry 23rd 1857 aged 21 years
Also
His daughter Maria who depd this life the
1 February 1861 aged 21 years
And also his beloved wife Marcella Keegan
who departed this life the 13th of December
1870 aged 62 years. Also the above named
Laurence Keegan who depd this life 10th August
1881 aged 82 years.
THERESA KEEGAN DIED 3RD MARCH 1915 AGED 69 YEARS
 
Requiescant In Pace
 
[Febry 23rd 1857 aged 21 years could read Febry 25th 1837 aged 21 years]
 
14
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SMALL STONE TABLET COMPLETELY COVERED IN IVY
 
UNREADABLE
 
RE-EXAMINED 3 AUGUST 2005 – IVY REMOVED – HEAVY THICKSET TABLET – ORNAMENTATION – CROSS WITH BASE IN CENTRE AND ANGELS  EITHER SIDE – LEANING FORWARD AT ACUTE ANGLE – PART OF INSCRIPTION OBSCURED BY GROUND – NEW PHOTOS DSCN2157 / DSCN2158
RE-EXAMINED 7 AUGUST 2005 – IVY REMOVED – STILL PART OF INSCRIPTION OBSCURED BY GROUND
 
Erected by Dan’l Fogarty in
Memory of his Father Mich’l
Fogarty who depd this life
May 24th 1803 Also his sister
Catherine Fogarty who depd    (PARTLY BELOW SURFACE)
This life Octr 18th 1821 Also his (BELOW SURFACE )
???????????????????????
 
15
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MEDIUM STONE TABLET WITH CELTIC CROSS HEAD – ORNAMENTATION WITH IHS IN CENTRE – STEPS AND CURVES UNDERNEATH – INCISED SIDES
 
RE-EXAMINED 5 AUGUST 2005 – NEW RADING AND RUBBINGS TAKEN – LETTERS FALLING OFF OR GONE IN MANY PLACES
 
IN (SCRIPT)
LOVING MEMORY (SCRIPT)
OF (SCRIPT)
THOMAS DARBY
OF WHITESLAND
WHO DIED JANUARY 29TH 1887 AGED 64 YEARS
ALSO OF HIS BELOVED WIFE MARY
WHO DIED APRIL 7TH 1889, AGED 32 YEARS
AND THEIR 2 INFANT CHILDREN
 
ERECTED BY THEIR AFFECTIONATE SON LAURENCE
R.I.P.
 
16
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LARGE STONE TABLET WITH CURVED STEPPED HEAD – ORNAMENTATION AT TOP – CIRCULAR SUN WITH IHS INSERT – TWO MOTIFS EITHER SIDE
 
In
Memory
of
EDWARD NEILL Knavinstown
who died 1ST Octr 1878 aged 73 years.
And of his two Sons,
JOHN died 4th March 1874
Aged 33 years,
THOMAS died 3rd Decr 1875
Aged 26 years
Also one Daughter & Three Grandchildren
Who died young
His Wife ROSE NEILL who died
23rd July 1890, aged 76 years
 
17
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STONE SLAB HALF BURIED (FALLEN OR IN SITU ?? PROBABLY ORIGINALLY UPRIGHT – COVERED IN MOSS AND EARTH)
 
INSCRIPTION BARELY LEGIBILE
 
RE-EXAMINED 5 AUGUST 2005 – MOSS CLEARED AND SIDES FOLDED BACK TO UNCOVER TABLET AND INSCRIPTION – POINTED TRIANGULAR HEAD – WIDE CROSS INSERT AT TOP – NEW READING AND RUBBINGS TAKEN – NEW PHOTO DSCN2226
 
 
Sacred (SCRIPT)
TO THE MEMORY OF
Thomas Davies who departed
this life on the 28th of March 1846
AGED 21 YEARS DESIRING
The Prayers of the
faithful
Also his Mother Anne Davies who
Depd this life May 10th 1854 aged 65 years
And of his Father John Davies who depd
This life May 11th 1859 aged 67
 
Requiescant in pace
 
 
18
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STONE TABLET BROKEN DIAGONALLY – HALF MOSS COVERED – HALF ALMOST UPRIGHT
 
UNREADABLE
 
RE-EXAMINED 5 AUGUST 2005 – MOSS CLEARED AND SIDES FOLDED BACK TO UNCOVER TABLET AND INSCRIPTION – CURVED STEPPED HEAD – ONLY REVERSE OF TABLET VISIBLE – NEW READING AND RUBBINGS TAKEN – NEW PHOTO DSCN2224 / DSCN2227 / DSCN2228
 
REVERSE OF TABLET – VERSE VISIBLE
 
It is a holy and                                     wholesome thought
to pray for the dead                             that they may be
loosed from their                                  sins 2 Mac xii 46
 
19
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MEDIUM STONE TABLET – CURVED HEAD – COMPLETELY COVERED IN IVY
 
UNREADABLE
 
RE-EXAMINED 3 AUGUST 2005 – IVY REMOVED – MEDIUM LIGHT GREY STONE TABLET – GOOD CONDITION – ORNAMENTATION – IHS  EITHER SIDE – LEANING FORWARD AT SLIGHT ANGLE – PART OF INSCRIPTION OBSCURED BY GROUND BUT EARTH REMOVED – MIGHT BE SOME MISSING BELOW SURFACE – NEW PHOTOS DSCN2159 / DSCN2160 / DSCN2161 / DSCN2162 / DSCN2164 / DSCN2165 / DSCN2166 / DSCN2167 / DSCN2168
 
GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO (BELOW ORNAMENTATION ACROSS TOP IN BANNER)
 
Erected by Mr Jeremiah Rogan of
Kildare in memory of his Daughter
Bridget Rogan who depd this life
April 5th 1852 aged 14 years.
Also the above named
Jeremiah Rogan who departed
this life on the 5th of February
1872 aged 74 years.
Also his wife Bridget Rogan who
died on the 26th of May 1874
aged 74 years.
 
20
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STONE TABLET WITH CELTIC CROSS HEAD – COMPLETELY COVERED WITH IVY
 
UNREADABLE
 
RE-EXAMINED 3 AUGUST 2005 – IVY REMOVED – HEAVY THICKSET BASE WITH SMALL CROSS – OVERALL SMALL THIN MONUMENT – LITTLE APPARENT ORNAMENTATION – IHS INSERT IN CENTRE OF CROSS – LEANING FORWARD AND TO THE RIGHT SLIGHTLY – NEW PHOTOS DSCN2171 / DSCN2172 / DSCN2173 / DSCN2174 / DSCN2175
 
ERECTED
BY MICHAEL DAWSON
IN MEMORY OF HIS BELOVED
FATHER
ANDREW DAWSON
WHO DIED 8TH SEPTEMBER 1872
AGED 67 YEARS
 
R.I.P
 
OWEN MURRAY         STRADBALLY (ON BASE)
 
21
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STONE TABLET – CURVED TOP – ROPE LIKE SURROUND – PARTIALLY OBSCURED BY IVY
 
RE-EXAMINED 4 AUGUST 2005 – IVY REMOVED – – LITTLE APPARENT ORNAMENTATION – CROSS AT TOP – NEW PHOTOS DSCN2196 / DSCN2197 / DSCN2198
 
ERECTED (CURVED – SCRIPTED E WITH DOUBLE-HEADED ARROW)
BY
LAURENCE TRAYNOR
KILDARE
IN MEMORY OF HIS BELOVED FATHER
JAMES TRAYNOR
WHO DIED 23RD JUNE 1856,
AGED 34 YEARS.
AND HIS BROTHER
MICHAEL TRAYNOR
WHO DIED 13TH JULY 1868,
AGED 27 YEARS.
ALSO HIS SISTER
ANNE AHERN
WHO DIED 17TH JUNE 1880,
AGED 36 YEARS.
AND HIS BELOVED MOTHER
ELIZA TRAYNOR
WHO DIED 25TH DECR 1886 AGED 64 YEARS
 
R. I. P.
 
22
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STONE TABLET – CELTIC CROSS HEADWITH ORNAMENTATION – CELCTIC MOTIFS – SACRED HEART IN CENTRE – BLACK INSCRIBED SURROUND ON TABLET – RECTANGULAR BASE
 
Gloria In Excelsis Deo (SCRIPT)
 
THIS STONE WAS ERECTED BY
PATRICK BERNS
OF KYLE, KILDARE.
In Memory of
His Dearly Loved Mother,
ELIZABETH BERNS
Who Died 16th January 1830, Aged 63 years.
Also LAURENCE BERNS
Who Died 7th March 1935, Aged 73 years.
And His Wife ANNE
Who Died 19th March 1963, Aged 88 years.
Their Sons, Thomas, Died 8th Nov. 1968.
And Patrick Died 15th Nov. 1994,
Aged 80 years.
 
Requiescat in Pace. (SCRIPT)
 
HEFFERNAN,
KILDARE. (REVERSE OF BASE)
 
23
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STONE TABLET – CELTIC CROSS HEAD – TRIPLE PRONGED ENDS OF CROSS – INCISED SIDES OF TABLET – SOME IVY FROM REAR – LETTERS FIXED TO STONE (LIKE DARBY HEADSTONE) – SOME MISSING – LETTERING IN CIRCLE OF CROSS – PARTIALLY UNREADABLE
IHS INSERT – LETTERS I AND S MISSING
 
ECCE AGNUS DEI AMEN (ON CIRCLE OF CROSS – SOME LETTERS MISSING)
 
IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
THOMAS FITZGERALD,
CHERRYVILLE
WHO DIED 13TH Dec. 1874,
Aged 52 years.
 
R. I. P.
 
24
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SMALL THICK STONE TABLET – TRIPLE CURVED TOP AND MATCHING INDENTS ON TABLET – LEANING FORWARD
 
UNREADABLE
RE-EXAMINED 6 AUGUST 2005 – ORNAMENTATION –IHS IN CIRCULAR SUN MOTIF AT TOP – ORNAMENTS EITHER SIDE – PART OF INSCRIPTION OBSCURED BY GROUND
 
 
GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO(ACROSS THE TOP IN STRAIGHT LINE)
 
 
This stone was Erected
by Bridget McDermott
in memory of her
Husband Peter
McDermott who depd
this life December the
12th 1818 aged 65 years (BELOW SURFACE)
 
25
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SMALL STONE TABLET – COVERED WITH IVY
 
UNREADABLE
RE-EXAMINED 3 AND 4 AUGUST 2005 – IVY REMOVED – MEDIUM TABLET – LITTLE APPARENT ORNAMENTATION – CROSS ABOVE IHS AT TOP – NEW PHOTOS DSCN2199 / DSCN2200
 
GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO (CURVED LIKE WAVE)
 
Sacred to the memory of James Fitzpatrick
of Rahilla who departed this life August
the 25th 1826 aged 71 yrs. May he rest in peace
 
James Fitzpatrick of Lackagh died
2nd August 1878 aged 46 years. & his
Son John who died young
Erected by his wife Rosanna Fitzpatrick (BELOW SURFACE – E of Erected DAMAGED)
 
26
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EARTH AND STONES IN MOUND ABOVE GROUND – LEFT OF DSCN1518 (IN THE BACKGROUND)
 
27
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LARGE STONE TABLET – CELTIC CROSS HEAD – CELTIC ORNAMENTATION ON CROSS – IHS IN CENTRE – STONE BASE – SET IN CONCRETE
 
ERECTED BY
ELLEN DOONEY CROSSMORRIS.
IN MEMORY OF HER BELOVED HUSBAND
ANDREW DOONEY,
DIED 28TH JUNE 1922,
AGED 70 YEARS.
THE ABOVE ELLEN DOONEY,
DIED 12 TH SEPT. 1944,
AGED 91 YEARS.
THEIR SON PATRICK DOONEY
DIED 9 TH MARCH 1970
AGED 82 YRS.
AND HIS WIFE MARY DOONEY
DIED 12 TH FEBRUARY 1977
AGED 71 YEARS
 
R. I. P.
TAYLOR                 NAAS
 
28
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NO HEADSTONE – SHAPE OF GRAVE – EARTH AND STONES IN MOUND ABOVE GROUND – FLOWERS ON GRAVE – MEMORIAL CARD (CAN NOT READ) – RIGHT OF DSCN1518 (IN THE BACKGROUND)
 
29
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MEDIUM STONE TABLET – CURVED STEPPED HEAD – PARTIALLY COVERED WITH IVY – CIRCULAR RELIEF WITH CROSS INSERT AT TOP
 
INSCRIPTION OBSCURED BY IVY
 
RE-EXAMINED 3 AND 4 AUGUST 2005 – IVY CUT BACK – NEW PHOTOS DSCN2176 / DSCN2177 / DSCN2178 / DSCN2179 / DSCN2180 / DSCN2181 / DSCN2182 / DSCN2201 / DSCN2202 / DSCN2203
 
GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO (CURVED LIKE WAVE)
 
ERECTED
TO THE MEMORY OF RICHARD DOYLE
who died 25th of July 1856 aged 43 yrs
Also his Mother ELIZABETH DOYLE
who died 27th of Febry 1856
Aged 74 years
Also in loving memory
Of
BRIDGET & KATIE DOYLE
 
VERSE ON REVERSE OF TABLET – BIBLICAL PASSAGE ? – IN TWO SECTIONS RIGHT AND LEFT BUT READS ACROSS LEFT TO RIGHT
 
It is a holy and                                     wholesome thought
to pray for the dead                             that they may be
loosed from their                                  sins 2 Mac xii 46
 
30
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LARGE STONE SLAB ON LEGS – LEANING TOWARDS GROUND ON LEFT – COVERED WITH IVY AND MOSS
 
UNREADABLE
 
RE-EXAMINED 3 AUGUST 2005 – IVY AND MOSS REMOVED – HEAVY THICKSET SLAB – ORNAMENTATION – POSSIBLE IHS IN CENTRE – MOTIFS TO LEFT AND RIGHT – PART OF INSCRIPTION UNREAD – NEW PHOTOS DSCN2183 / DSCN2184 AND DSCN2188 / DSCN2189 / DSCN2190 / DSCN2191 / DSCN2192
 
GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO(CURVED ABOVE CENTRE ORNAMENTATION)
 
 
This Monument
Erected by Mr JOHN COBBE of the
Four Courts Dublin
in memory of his Father JAMES COBBE
of Kildare
whose remains be here intered with
those of his Children and family relations
the familys ????????????????/
He departed this life April 1st 1826
Aged 67 years
You even            to protect
This fi­_il memorial ——- record his
Wifh (With) ………..            sculpture dei
………….
…………
………..
…………
 
Requiescant in pace Amen

31
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GENERAL SHOT OF DSCN1528 AND SMALL STONE TABLET WITH CURVED HEAD – COVERED WITH IVY – IVY PARTED TO SHOW FACE
 
UNREADABLE
RE-EXAMINED 3 AUGUST 2005 – IVY REMOVED – CENTRAL CURVE WITH FLOWING STEPS ON HEAD – ORNAMENTATION – CROSS ABOVE THE LETTER H OF IHS IN CENTRE – LEANING FORWARD AT ANGLE – NEW PHOTOS DSCN2183 AND DSCN2185 / DSCN2186 / DSCN2187
 
 
Gloria in Excelsis Deo(CURVED DOWNWARDS BELOW ORNAMENTATION AT TOP)
 
 
This ftone is erected by Martin
Fogarty in Memory of his Brother
John Fogarty who departed this life
November the 2d 1793 aged 20 years
the lord have Mercy on his foul amen
 
(old style of using f as s – see 37 and 40 – Delany and Garry)
 
32
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SMALL STONE TABLET WITH CELTIC CROSS HEAD – CELTIC ORNAMENTATION ON CROSS – INCISED SIDES ON TABLET – RECTANGULAR BASE – CLEARLY DEFINED SINGLE PLOT GRAVE – MOSS AND GRASS – UNCARED FOR
RE-EXAMINED 6 AUGUST 05 – NEW READING AND RUBBING
 
SACRED HEART OF JESUS
Have Mercy on the Soul of
MARY BOLAND
Coolaghknock Kildare
who died 6th Dec. 1960
 
R.I.P.
 
SHORT       STRADBALLY (ON BOTTOM OF TABLET)
 
 
33
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UNKNOWN MOUND NEAR RYAN GRAVE (DSCN1443)
 
34
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MOUND SHOWN IN DSCN1536 AND WHAT APPEARS TO BE OLD GRAVE SITES (2 – DOUBLE PLOT AND SINGLE PLOT?) TO LEFT OF RYAN GRAVE (DSCN1443)
RE-EXAMINED 5 AUGUST 2005 – APPEARS TO BE STONE MARKER AT HEAD OF DOUBLE PLOT GRAVE NEXT TO RYAN GRAVE – NEW PHOTOS DSCN2233 / DSCN2234
 
35
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LARGE STONE TABLET – CELTIC CROSS HEAD – ORNAMENTATION ON CROSS – DIAMOND INCISION WITH SACRED LAMB INSERT IN CENTRE OF CROSS – CURVED INCISED SIDES OF TABLET – RECTANGULAR BASE
 
ERECTED BY
MARY FITTZGERALD Dunmurray
in memory of her beloved Husband
PETER FITZGERALD who departed
this life May 30th 1866
Aged 62 years.
Also her Daughter JULIA who died
September 2d 1866 aged 26 years
And also her Son PETER who died
JULY 21st 1868 aged 26 years
 
R. I. P.
 
36
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LARGE STONE TABLET- SEPARATE TRIANGULAR HEAD WITH – ALMOST CLASSICAL/GRECIAN OVERTONES – ORNAMENTATION ON HEAD WITH CIRCULAR CENTRE AND SACRED LAMB INSERT – SCROLL MOTIFS ON UNDERSIDE OF HEAD ON SIDES OF TABLET – SIDES OF TABLET FLOW OUT TOWARDS STEP AND WIDE SEGEMENT NEAR BASE – RECTANGULAR BASE
RE-EXAMINED 6 AUGUST 05 – NEW READING AND RUBBING
 
MICHAEL ENNIS of Kildare
who departed this life 15th Novr 1863      (could be 13th)
aged 82 years
his Grandson MICHAEL LOGAN
who died 21st June 1868
aged 18 years.
Also his Daughter CATHERINE LOGAN
who died 21st February 1879
aged 62 years.
And her Husband MICHAEL LOGAN
who died 17th March 1886 aged 74 years
 
Requiescant in pace
 
37
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SMALL THICK STONE TABLET – LEANING FACE FIRST TOWARDS GROUND – STEPPED CURVED HEAD – ORNAMENTATION NEAR TOP – CIRCULAR SUN MOTIF WITH IHS INSERT
RE-EXAMINED 6 AUGUST 05 – NEW READING AND RUBBING
 
GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO (STRAIGHT ACROSS – BELOW ORNAMENTATION)
 
Erected by Anne Delany in
Memory of her Hufband
James Delany who Deptd this
life May the 10th 1812 Aged 60
Alfo his Pofterity
 
(old style of using f as s – see 31 – Fogarty; Also his Posterity – see 40 – Garry – death also 1812)
 
38
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MEDIUM STONE TABLET – COVERED WITH IVY
 
UNREADABLE
 
RE-EXAMINED 3 AUGUST 2005 – IVY REMOVED – CURVED STEPPED HEAD – ORNAMENTATION – CROSS IN CENTRE – LEANING FORWARD AND LEFT SLIGHTLY – NEW PHOTOS DSCN2193 / DSCN2194 / DSCN2195
 
Sacred to the memory of ANNE CROSS
who departed this life July the 27th 1844
aged 45 years.
Also her beloved Husband Garrett Cross
who departed this life August the 2nd
1844 aged 47 years.
Also her Daughter-in-law
MARY CROSS who departed this life
March 5th 1872 aged 47 years
 
39
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SMALL STONE TABLET – NARROWER ROUNDED HEAD WHICH FLOWS OUT TO SIDES
 
UNREADABLE
 
RE-EXAMINED 4 AUGUST 2005 – IVY REMOVED – LITTLE APPARENT ORNAMENTATION – LEANING BACK AND TO THE LEFT SLIGHTLY – NEW PHOTOS DSCN2204 / DSCN2205
 
Erected to the memory of
Sarah Rush of Rathangan
who deid Feby 10th 1875 aged
60 years.
 
[deid as written on tablet – sic]
 
40
DSCN1554 / DSCN1555 / DSCN1556 / DSCN1557 / DSCN1558
LARGE THICK STONE TABLET – LEANING TOWARDS FENCING – ROUNDED HEAD WITH POINTED RISE EITHER SIDE – INSCRIPTIONS ON INCISED TABLET ON FACE – TRACINGS OF CIRCULAR ORNAMENTATION NEAR HEAD WITH WIDE CROSS INSERT
 
LARGELY UNREADABLE
 
RE-EXAMINED 4 AND 5 AUGUST 2005 –HEAVY THICKSET TABLET – IVY REMOVED ON BACK – ORNAMENTATION – IHS WITH CROSS ABOVE IN CIRCLULAR SUN MOTIF WITH ORNAMENTS EITHER SIDE AT TOP – LEANING FORWARD – NEW PHOTOS DSCN2211 / DSCN2212 / DSCN2213 / DSCN2214
 
GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO (IN 3 RECTANGULAR BLOCKS UNDER                                   ORNAMENTATION ACROSS TOP)
 
Erected by Thomas Garry
in Memory of his Son Patrick
Garry who Deptd this life ye
10: of April 1812 Aged 28 alfo
his Pofterity ∞ Alfo his,
Wife Elizabeth Garry
Who Deptd this life July ye 6th
1820 Aged 68 years
 
Requiescant in Pace (SCRIPT)
 
(old style w on who – 3rd line almost like nv;old style of using f as s – see 31 and 37 – Fogarty and Delany ; Also his Posterity – see 37 – Delany – death also 1812)
 
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DSCN1559 / DSCN1560 / DSCN1561 / DSCN1562 / DSCN1563
LARGE CRAFTED STONE TABLET – SCROLL LIKE SIDES – CURVED HEAD – MATCHING RELIEF ON FACE – SACRED LAMB ON CROSS ABOVE CURVED LINE
 
RE-EXAMINED 4 AND 5 AUGUST 2005 – LITTLE APPARENT ORNAMENTATION – NEW READING TAKEN 5 AUGUST – NEW PHOTOS 4 AUGUST DSCN2207 / DSCN2208 / DSCN2209 / DSCN2210
 
SACRED
to the memory of
Mrs ROSANNA CONNOLLY,
of Kildare.
who died 13th of Octr 1858,
aged 30 years:
also her Son HENRY,
who died in infancy.
Also her Husband
Henry Connolly who died
the 13th of June 1874
aged 54 years
And JOHN CONNOLLY
died 18th JUNE 1936
aged 66 years
 
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DSCN1564 / DSCN1565 / DSCN1566
LARGE STONE MONUMENT – DOUBLE BASE – DECORATIONS ON TOP BASE – RECTANGULAR STONE TABLET WITH DISTINCT MALTESE-LIKE CROSS HEAD – INCISED TABLET FOR INSCRIPTIONS
 
ERECTED (CURVED)
BY
PATRICK SOUTHWELL
OF KILDARE
IN MEMORY OF HIS FATHER
WILLIAM F. SOUTHWELL
DIED FEB 18TH 1883, AGED 33 YEARS.
AND OF HIS GRANDMOTHER
BRIDGET FLOOD
DIED 23RD OCT 1869. AGED 85 YEARS.
AND OF HIS MOTHER MARGARET
DIED JULY 9TH 1884. AGED 68 YEARS
 
R. I. P.
 
J. GREYHAN BAGGOT ST DUBLIN (POSSIBLY CREYHAN – BOTTOM TABLET BORDER)
 
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DSCN1567 / DSCN1568
MEDIUM BLACK MARBLE TABLET – GOLD LETTERING – POINTED HEAD – STONE BASE – ELONGATED P INTERSECTS LARGE X NEAR TOP
 
SACRED HEART OF JESUS
HAVE MERCY ON THE SOULS OF
PETER HANLON
FRENCH FURZE,
DIED OCT 13TH 1973.
HIS SISTER ROSE DIED DEC 23RD 1974.
HIS SISTER SARAH DIED FEB 20TH 1980.
HIS BROTHER JOHN (Jack)
DIED APRIL 10TH 1980.
HIS UNCLE MICHAEL DENNEHY
DIED OCT 9TH 1933.
HIS AUNT BRIGID DENNEHY
DIED DEC 8TH 1921.
HIS SISTER MARGARET
DIED NOV 29TH 1982.
HIS SISTER PAULINE
DIED AUG. 18TH 1986.
 
R. I .P.
 
ALSO HIS SISTER ANN
DIED 9TH MAY 1996.            (THIS LAST INSCRIPTION ON BASE)
 
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DSCN1569 / DSCN1570
MEDIUM STONE TABLET – CURVED STEPPED HEAD – IVY COVERS BOTTOM AND SIDES – TRACES OF ORNAMENTATION NEAR TOP – SACRED LAMB INSERT
 
UNREADABLE
 
RE-EXAMINED 4 AND 5 AUGUST 2005 – IVY REMOVED –NEW PHOTOS DSCN2206 / DSCN2241
IN CURVE AT TOP
 
ECCE AGNES DEI
 
ERECTED BY (SCRIPT)
PATRICK BEHAN OF KILDARE
In memory of his beloved Wife
CATHERINE BEHAN
who died 6th Augst 1872 aged 53 years
Also two of their children Peter & Patrick
who died young
 
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DSCN1571 /
MEDIUM STONE TABLET – COMPLETELY COVERED WITH IVY
 
UNREADABLE
 
RE-EXAMINED 4 AND 5 AUGUST 2005 – IVY REMOVED – CURVED STEPPED HEAD – LITTLE APPARENT ORNAMENTATION – SOME OLD SCARRING – NEW PHOTOS DSCN2237 / DSCN2238 / DSCN2241
IN CURVE AT TOP
 
GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO (CURVED UPWARDS)
 
Erected by John Tarpe of Doneany
in Memory of his beloved wife
Elizabeth Tarpe who Depd this life
January 23rd 1829 aged 40 years
 
 
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DSCN1572
MEDIUM STONE TABLET – ALMOST COMPLETELY COVERED WITH IVY
WIDE CROSS NEAR TOP
 
UNREADABLE
 
RE-EXAMINED 4 AND 5 AUGUST 2005 – IVY REMOVED – CURVED STEPPED HEAD – LITTLE APPARENT ORNAMENTATION – WIDE CROSS NEAR TOP – LEANING TO RIGHT – NEW PHOTOS DSCN2237 / DSCN2239 / DSCN2241
 
In the hope of a glorious Resurection
Lie underneath the mortal remains of
MICHAEL BEHAN of Kildare
Who departed this life on the 8th day of March 1841
Aged 60 years
Also the remains of his Brother JAMES BEHAN
Who departed this life on the 8th day of May 1844
Aged 74 years
 
[Resurection appears as on stone]
 
 
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DSCN1573 / DSCN1574
APPEARS TO BE SCULPTED MEDIUM STONE TABLET WITH CROSS HEAD – COMPLETELY COVERED WITH IVY
 
UNREADABLE
 
RE-EXAMINED 4 AND 5 AUGUST 2005 – IVY REMOVED – TRIANGULAR HEAD – WITH ORNAMENTAL CROSS – FLEUR-DE-LIS STYLE ENDS ON LONG NARROW SHAFT – DIAMOND SHAPED HOLE IN CENTRE – ORNAMENTATION – SACRED LAMB AND CROSS INSERT – NEW PHOTOS DSCN2237 / DSCN2240 / DSCN2241
RE-EXAMINED 6 AUGUST 2005 – READING AND RUBBING TAKEN
 
ERECTED BY
HUGH COLGAN OF KNOCKNAGALA
in memory of his beloved father
JAMES COLGAN
who died 22nd October 1863
Aged 96 years
Also his beloved mother Catherine
who died the 20th of June 1866
aged 80 years. And the above named
Hugh Colgan who died the 11th
of June 1870 aged 49 years
 
 
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DSCN1576 / DSCN1577 / DSCN1578 / DSCN1579 / DSCN1580 / DSCN1581 / DSCN1582
LARGE STONE MONUMENT – DORIC LIKE – SCULPTED PIECE ON TOP OF POINTED HEAD – GOLD DOVE POINTING DOWN NEAR POINTED TOP – NO SEPARATE BASE
 
UNREADABLE
 
RE-EXAMINED 6 AUGUST 2005 – READING AND RUBBING TAKEN – ARMORIAL PLAQUE AS PART OF PILLAR FOR INSCRIPTION
 
Here repose
awaiting a glorious
resurrection
the remains of
PATRICK DANAGHER
of Grange Clare
Co. Kildare
Born 17th March 1802
Died 28th March 1867
ANNE DANAGHER
His Dearly beloved Wife
died August 16th 1883
aged 76 years
 
R.I.P.
 
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DSCN 1584 / DSCN 1585
MEDIUM THICK STONE TABLET – ROUNDED HEAD WITH POINTED RISES EITHER SIDE – SOME DEAD IVY
 
RE-EXAMINED 5 AUGUST 2005 – IVY REMOVED – LITTLE APPARENT ORNAMENTATION
IN CURVE AT TOP
 
GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO (CURVED UPWARDS)
 
This Stone was Erected by
Margret Forbes in memory of her
Husband James Forbes of Red
Hills who Depd this life on the 9th
Of November 1829 Aged 66 years
 
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DSCN1586 / DSCN1587 / DSCN 1588 / DSCN1589 (2 CLOSE UPS)
GENERAL SHOT OF GRAVEYARD WALL NEAR GATEWAY – OLD STONE TABLET TO FR. STAPLES
MEDIUM STONE TABLET – LYING AGAINST WALL – UPSIDE DOWN – INSCRIPTION ON RECTANGULAR PLAQUE NEAR HEAD
 
PRAY FOR THE SOUL
OF
FR. STAPLES O.CARM
WHO DIED
ON THE 2ND OF MAY 1921
 
RE-EXAMINED 5 AUGUST 2005 – CLEARLY DEFINED GRAVE AREA – COVERED WITH MOSS ETC. – NEW PHOTO DSCN2235
 
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DSCN1591 / DSCN1592 / DSCN1593 (2 CLOSE UPS)
LARGE STONE TABLET WITH CELTIC CROSS HEAD – HIDDEN IN TREES – TRACES OF INSCRIPTION
 
UNREADABLE
 
RE-EXAMINED 4 AUGUST 2005 – LITTLE APPARENT ORNAMENTATION – CROSS IN CIRCLE INSERT IN CENTRE OF CROSS – LEANING FORWARD AND TO THE RIGHT SLIGHTLY – NEW PHOTOS DSCN2215 / DSCN2216 / DSCN2217
 
SACRED
To the memory of
GARRETT FINLEY
Who died 4th Novr 1865
Aged 85 years.
And of his Wife Mary who
Died 4th Sept. 1884 aged 81
years. Also their Son James
Who died 4th March 1885
Aged 48 years.
 
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DSCN1594 / DSCN1595
APPARENTLY FALLEN LARGE STONE TABLET WITH ROUNDED HEAD – POSSIBLE SLAB
 
RE-EXAMINED 5 AUGUST 2005 – MOSS CLEARED AND SIDES FOLDED BACK TO UNCOVER TABLET AND INSCRIPTION – TRIPLE CURVED HEAD – APPARENT ORNAMENTATION LEFT AND RIGHT AT TOP – READING AND RUBBINGS TAKEN – NEW PHOTO DSCN2236
 
INSCRIPTION DIFFICULT TO READ – UNREADABLE – POSSIBLE REVERSE OF TABLET???
 
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Erected by …ag….. Hind ??? of Naas
In Memory of her??? Sister
 
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DSCN1596 / DSCN 1597 / DSCN 1598 / DSCN 1599 / DSCN1600 / DSCN1601 / DSCN1602 / DSCN1603 / DSCN1604 / DSCN1605 / DSCN1606 / DSCN1607 / DSCN1607 / DSCN1608 / DSCN1609 / DSCN1610 / DSCN1611 (SERIES OF CLOSE UPS)
LARGE STONE TABLET – SCULPTED POINTED HEAD WITH SLOPING SIDES – ORNAMENTATION NEAR TOP – CRUCIFIXION INSERT – STEP NEAR BOTTOM – NO SEPARATE BASE
 
RE-EXAMINED 3 AUGUST 2005 – LARGE CROSS ETCHED ON REVERSEALMOST SIZE OF TABLET WITH DISTINCT BASE AND TREFOIL ARMS – NEW PHOTO DSCN2163
 
ERECTED BY (CURVED IN BANNER)
MICHAEL COGHLAN of Kildare
in memory of his beloved Brother JOHN who
departed this life March 25th 1839 aged 29 years.
Also his beloved Father JOHN who died Septr, 12th
1845 aged 70 years.
And his beloved Mother ANNE died March 27th 1857
aged 81 years.
The above MICHAEL COGHLAN who
departed this life January 18th 1871,
aged 53 years.
And his dearly beloved Daughter Anne Maria
who died March 18th 1873 aged 2 years.
And his beloved Wife KATE MARIA who died
21st February 1881 aged 30 years.
Also his beloved sister MARY COGHLAN who
died 19th May 1881 aged 60 years.
And his beloved Son JOHN THOMAS who died 20th 
March 1890 aged 21 years.
 
Requiescant in pace
 
 
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DSCN1647 / DSCN1648 / DSCN1649 / DSCN1650 / DSCN1651
MEMORIAL IN CHURCH GOUNDS LEFT OF MAIN DOOR OF CHURCH
CLEARLY DEFINED DOUBLE GRAVE – WELL CARED FOR – GRAVEL – MEDIUM STONE TABLET WITH SEPARATE BASE – GRANITE – CURVED HEAD – INSCRIPTION ON SMOOTH PLAQUE ON ROUGHLY HEWEN STONE / CARMELITE CREST/COAT OF ARMS NEAR TOP
 
 
Fr. Albert Staples O. Carm 2nd May 1921
Fr. Anthony Bowe O. Carm 14th March 1997
 
Rest In Peace
[A list of grave-stone transcriptions taken by Mario Corrigan at White Abbey Graveyard, Kildare Town in 2005.

As with the Doneany transcriptions it was never intended to make the accompanying notes or photo ID numbers public and re-formatting should be considered at a later stage.]

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