Cemetery: Busherstown Burial Ground

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Contributed by Jacquie Liddiard

	[From Mr. C.J. Hobson.]

Busherstown burial ground is situated in the middle of a
field, the property of Mr. Cummins, about two and a half
miles from Carlow.  It  has been walled in by the Board of
Guardians.  I am not sure who parish  it is in, but I would
suppose it to be Rutland [Urglin ?].  There are a few more
inscriptions, but what I have copied are the most important.

The rendering of Foley's inscription makes Foley and his
eight  children to die in the same year.

Here lyeth the Body of Jas Connolly Deceased August the 19th
1771 aged 63 yrs. also 2 of his children & 2 of his
Grandchildren by Francis Gorman.


Here lieth ye Body of Michael Foley & his 8 children. Who
departed ye year 51 Aged 60 years.

This stone was erected by Thomas Byrne in memory of his
Father Henry Byrne who departed this life Jan the 14th 1790
aged 76 years.  May the Lord have mercy on his soul.  Amen.

Here lieth the Body of Thomas Nowlan who departed this life
March ye 20th 1772 aged 68 years.

All the above are headstones.

Journal of the Association for the Preservation of the
Memorials of the Dead in Ireland, Vol. 2. FHL# 1279252