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30/11/18 Condition Survey of Historic Graveyards Underway

Raymogney graveyard

Raymoghy Old Church close to Manorcunningham.  The site of this medieval parish church continued to be in use up until 1792 when a new church was built at Manorcunningham.

 

A new research project ‘Condition Survey of Historic Graveyards in the Guardianship of Donegal County Council’ commissioned by Donegal County Council and undertaken by John Cronin & Associates is currently underway in the county.  With 50 historic graveyards in the care of Donegal County Council, this condition survey along with a programme of research will inform the on-going management of these heritage sites, most of which are protected under the National Monuments Acts (1934-2004).

 

Building on existing information, the research project will include:

 

recording the condition and maintenance of the archaeological and built heritage of each of the 50 historic graveyards;

 

compiling a base map and photographic record of the graveyards; and

 

liaising with local history and historical groups.

 

One of the project aims is to collate information from the public and local historical groups.  Over a period of many years there has been considerable interest by local community groups throughout the county who have undertaken research, written site specific conservation plans and carried out remedial repairs to various structures.  We are keen to hear from such groups about the extent of any works carried out to date.

 

St.Muras Fahan

St. Mura’s Church, Fahan.  The early ecclesiastical church was in use up until 1820 when the present church was constructed.

 

Information garnered from the general public not involved with community groups is also important.  Whether visiting as tourists or locals on the ground, this can often highlight issues such as vandalism or rapid deterioration of the fabric of any boundary walls, structures or graves.  Aside from the physical condition of these heritage assets we also welcome contributions from the public relating to any folklore associated with the sites, structures or graves.

 

John Cronin & Associates are based in County Donegal and will continue to undertake fieldwork in the coming weeks.  They would be very grateful to receive any information, photographs, maps or advice that you can provide on any of the 50 historic graveyards under the guardianship of Donegal County Council as listed below. You can contact them by phone (074 – 936 1090) or by e-mail (linda.langford@johncronin.ie).  In addition, a Facebook page has been set up where information, photographs and other images can be shared with the project team, this can be found here.

 

The study has been commissioned by Donegal County Council and The Heritage Council as part of the implementation of the County Donegal Heritage Plan.

 

List of Historic Graveyards in guardianship of Donegal County Council

 

Name

Townland

Carn, Pettigo/Templecarngold

Carn (Pettigoe ED)

Finner

Finner

Killaghtee

Beaugreen Glebe

Killymard/Eddrim

Eddrim Glebe

Old Abbey, Donegal

Glebe (Donegal ED)

St. Naul’s, Inver

Inver Glebe

St. Catherine’s, Killybegs

Glebe (Killybegs ED)

Teightunney

Cloghore (Carrickboy ED)

Cloonbeg

Clonbeg Glebe

Clooney

Clooney (Maas ED)

Doe Castle

Castledoe

Inishkeel Island

Inishkeel

Kilcashel

Kilcashel

Kilkenny

Kilkenny

Kilrain

Kilrean Upper

Kilteasney/Kiltiernan

Ardvally

Kiltooris

Kiltooris

Magheragallan

Magheragallan

Old Graveyard, Dunfanaghy

Kill (Dunfanaghy ED)

Ray

Ray (Crossroads ED)

Templecrone

Termon

Tullaghbegley/Ballintemple

Ballintemple

Balleighan

Balleeghan (Manorcunningham ED)

Cloncha

Clonca

Cooley

Cooly

Drumhaggart

Drumhaggart

Glebe, Burt

Castlecooley

Grange

Grange (Burt ED)

Inch Graveyard, Strahack

TBC

Lag (Protestant Portion)

Lag

Ray/Ramoghey

Ramoghy

St. Mura’s, Fahan

Glebe (Fahan Ed)

Straid

Straid (Straid ED)

Three Trees

Three Trees

Aghanunshin

Kiltoy

Clontallagh/Mevagh

Clontallagh

Conwal

Conwal

Gartan

Churchtown (Gartan ED)

Kilmacrennan

Kilmacrenan

Killydonnell

Killydonnell

Killygarvan

Killygarvan Lower

Leck

Drumnahough/Oldtown

Old Abbey, Rathmullan

Rathmullan & Ballyboe

Ramelton (Tullyaughnish)

Ramelton

Templedouglas

Templedouglas

Tully

Tully More (Ballyarr ED)

Ballybogan/Churchtown

Churchtown (Clonleigh South ED)

Churchminister/Kilmonaster

Kilmonaster Lower

Clonleigh

Edenmore (Clonleigh North ED)

St. Johnston

St. Johnstown

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