Discover your ancestors who were buried in Old Kilmurry Roman Catholic Cemetery in County Wicklow, Ireland between 1831 and 2008. Explore where and when your relative was buried and in what part of the cemetery. The memorial inscription may reveal the age and occupation of the deceased, as well as details of other relatives who were buried in the same grave.
Each record comprises a transcript of the headstone or monument and in many cases a photograph of the grave-site or monument. The amount of information listed varies, but the records usually include a combination of the following information about your ancestor:
Many of the records contain full colour photographs of the graves. You may be able to see the condition of the grave from the image, and its location in relation to other graves.
The record set comprises 188 records from Old Kilmurry Roman Catholic Cemetery in the parish of Newcastle, County Wicklow.
These records date from 1831 to 2008.
The ‘Notes’ field provides information on the condition of the gravestone and any decoration, age of the deceased, occupation of deceased, names and ages of other family members who are buried in the same grave, details of the inscription on the headstone, and the erector’s name.
County Wicklow is located in the province of Leinster, Ireland. Also called the Garden of Ireland, Wicklow borders Carlow, Wexford, Kildare, and Dublin. Wicklow is the county town. County Wicklow was shired in 1606 from land that was previously part of Dublin and Carlow, a move aimed at controlling local groups like the O’Byrnes. During the 1798 rebellion in Ireland, some rebels took refuge in the Wicklow Mountains. This led to clashes between British troops and the troops commanded by General Joseph Holt near Aughrim and subsequently at Arklow. The British Army built a Military Road through Wicklow to help them defeat the rebels in the early 1800’s.
Old Kilmurry Roman Catholic Cemetery
The cemetery is located between Roundwood and Newtownmount-Kennedy in County Wicklow. The cemetery contains the ruin of a church that has been boarded up. This church may have been the one that was burned by British troops during the 1798 Rebellion in revenge for local support of the rebels. The earliest identifiable date on the graves is 1831, but there are a number of unmarked graves in the cemetery.