Cork - Garryvoe Churchyard Memorials

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    [From James Coleman M.R.S.A.L.]

This churchyard lies about three miles south-east of 
Bohillane, and due north of Ballycotton Island. The old 
church walls are nearly perfect, being about 80 feet long, 
by 14 feet wide, and about 10 feet high.  Portion of the 
altar remains, over which was a small two-light 
lancet-window. To the right of the altar is a recess, and at 
the left is a pedestal apparently for a statue. In the south 
wall is the piscina, and near it a lancet-window; whilst in 
the north wall, near the altar, are another recess and a 
lancet-window. There is also a small lancet-window in the 
west end ; and the doorway on the south is still perfect. 
Within the old church are the following inscriptions': -

Here lies the Body of | DANIEL CULLI | NANE who Dece |
ased November the 17th 1777 | aged 67 years.

Erected | By DANIEL CULLINANE | in memory of his Son 
DANIEL | CULLINANE who dept this Life August | 18th 1827
Aged 12 Years May his soul rest in peace Amen

Here lieth the body of DANIEL MAGUIRE who Dept this 
Life the 8th of March 1789 | Aged 23 Yrs.

Erected for PATRICK | CHAMBERLIN in Memory | of his
daughter MARY | CHAMBERLIN | who decd | 27th July |
1790 Aged 27 yrs  Lord have mercy on her soul

Gloria in Excelsis Deo.

Erected by MARY CHAMBERLIN alias FORIST in memory of
her husband JEREMIAH CHAMBERLIN | who died Febr. 1st 
1846 aged 73 years. | and in memory of her children |
who died young all buried | beneath this stone and also
of her son JAS. Who died Capt. of a Ship | in New
Orleans decr 2nd 1849 aged 32 yrs and her daughter
ELIZABETH who died in New York decr 20th 1849 Aged
29 yrs. Requiescat in pace.

‘Outside are the following' : -
This stone was erected by | MICHAEL HIGGINS in memory
of his brother WILLm HIGGINS of Ballydaniel | who depd
this life Dec 3d 1800 | Aged 26 years | and also the 
burial place of his Father RICHd HIGGINS & grandchild
MARY HIGGINS Aged 2 years

Erected | by JOHN and THOMAS GRIFFIN in memory of
their beloved | Father THOMAS GRIFFIN who dept this Life
March 1st 1826 Aged 82 years. May he rest in peace

Erected | by THOMAS FINN in memory | of his beloved
son THOMAS | FINN who Dept this Life | Dec 2d 1828
aged 23 years. May he rest in peace

Here lyeth | Interred WM BROWN who Departed this life
ye | 2 June 1751 aged 14 years Likewi | se ye Body of
MARGARET BROWN who Dept this Life ye 16 March, Aged
16 yrs 1751. The Lord have mercy on their souls

Erected | By JOHANNA O'BRIEN alias CASHMAN | in 
Memory of her father JOHN CASHMAN | who dept this
life 28th April 1805 | aged 38 years | Also of his son
JOHN died 3 Dec 1835 | aged 38 years. Requiescat in

Erected | by MARY HOMES | alias KINIRY in memory of
her husband JAMES HOMES of Longhane who depd this
life March 1, 1813 aged 70 years | Also her son JOHN
died March 4, 1818 Aged 28 years.

Erected | By DANIEL KINNIRY in Memory of his Father 
THOMAS KINNIRY | Who died October 18th 1812 Aged 75
years  And also his | Mother MARGARET KINNIRY who 
Died Nov. 7th 1812  Aged 78 years  Also [remainder 
covered up]
(could be October 13th)

in memory of their Daughter MARY | KINNIRY Who
died November 12th 1812 Aged 21 years. May she rest
in peace Amen

In a field south of Garryvoe graveyard is the turret, about 
twenty feet high, mentioned in "Lewis's Topographical 
Dictionary of Ireland".

(* the numbers 3 & 8 are difficult to tell apart)

Journal of the Association for the Preservation of the 
Memorials of the Dead in Ireland.  Vol vii, FHL# 1279254