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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0963

Old Graveyards

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Page 545
There are two graveyards in the Parish of Kinawley. The name of them are Killaghaduff and Kinawley and the townlands are the same names. They are still in use. They are round graveyards. There is a chapel standing to this day in Kinawley grave-yard and is still in use. There is an old ruin of an old chapel standing in Killaghaduff graveyard to this day. There are many big trees growing in Killaghaduff graveyard and around it. There are many trees growing in Kinawley also. There are many old graves where people were buried long ago, and there are many children's graves also. When children die that are not baptised they are buried along the edges of the graveyards.

Collector: Gertrude Pearson
Address: Drumboory, Co. Cavan
Informant: B. Mc Manus
Gender: unknown
Age 64
Address: Drumboory, Co. Cavan
School: Tomena
Teacher: T. Mac Uidhir (Chris Maguire)



Thanks to Bernadette McGovern who transcribed this and a great many other pages of the The Schools' Collection, from the National Folklore Collection Archives.

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