Cork - Killeagh Churchyard Memorials

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File contributed by:  Pat Seger

    [from Mr. James Coleman  M.R.S.A.I]

The graveyard at Killeagh, County Cork, lies close beside 
the Killeagh Railway Station on the Cork and Youghal line.  
The Protestant church of Killeagh, a plain but neat 
structure, stands on the north side of this graveyard, which 
is somewhat better kept than some of the neighbouring ones.  
Owing to the rather large number of headstones and table 
tombs, it presents a more symme- trical and finished aspect 
than is usual in Co. Cork rural church- yards, and the 
inscriptions on many of the older headstones are still quite 
legible.  The following is a selection of the inscriptions 
in the Killeagh Churchyard, want of time preventing me from 
copying the remainder, where legible:

Here | lies the Body of | PATRICK SWINEY | who deceased | 
6th April 1782 | Aged 42 years 

Erected | by JOHN HILLGROVE in Mem | ory of his wife 
MARGARET | HILLGROVE alias MCCARTHY | who departed this life 
October the 23rd 1822 Aged 71 years 

Erected | by MAURICE COLEMAN of Youghall in memory of | his 
beloved Wife JOHANNAH COLEMAN.  Alias | CONNELL who depd 
this | Life Oct. 21st 1836 | Aged | 72 years 

Erected | by JOHN BRIDE in memory of his | Wife HANORAH 
SMIDDY who died | March 11th 1810 | aged 70 years 

Table tomb Sacred to the memory of THOMAS | BENGER late of 
Glenane More {?} | Departed this life on the 20th day | of 
July 1773

Table-tomb Here lieth the Body of | PATRICK JOYCE who 
|deceased October the 7th 1778 | Aged 60 years. 

Erected | by WILLIAM O'BRIEN |in memory of his father JAMES 
| O'BRIEN of Bridgefield, who |depd this life March 8th 1826 
|  Aged 74 years |Also his sister JULIA | O'BRIEN who died 
May 10th 1818 |Aged 20 years 

Table - tomb tumulus ALAIN GREATRAKES, 1766 |nec nos 
reliquit antecessit | tandem libertandum cujus, tandem 

{rough translation...Tomb of Alian GREATRAKES who in 1766 
was liberated from his mortal body and became immortal.]

At the base of a lofty Celtic cross, forming the most 
conspicuous monument here is inscribed:
Erected by his Fellow Countrymen
To the memory of
TIMOTHY DALY of Midleton
who fell fighting for his 
Country's Independence in Castlemartyr
on the night of the 6th of March 1867
in the 34th year of his age
God Save Ireland

This tomb was erected to the | memory of Mr. 
HENRY DAVIS  late | of Ballymakey | who departed this | life 
Nov 4th 1797 | aged 57 years. ___

Table tomb 
inscription facing west Here lyeth the Body of 
|PATRICK BELLEW who |departed this life |the 7th Day of 
October 1718 | aged . . years ----

This Stone was erected by MARY  MORRESS in Memory of her 
husband WILLIAM | AHERN who depd |this life the 15th of 
August 1787 | Aged 33 years

Here | lyeth the body of | MAURICE MORRIS who | Died March 
1st 1773 aged 27 years | also his Wife MARGARET COALMAN who 
died | March 25th 1777 aged 60 years ---

The Rev PATRICK MORRIS erected | this tomb in memory of his 
| beloved Father | REDMOND MORRIS | of Killeagh who depd 
this life the 18th day of Jany 1829 | aged 79 years ---

Here| lies the Body of THOMAS | DOYLE who departed this life 
| Sep 5th 1813 aged | 70 years

Cross Erected | by Rev RICHARD CANON (?) SMIDDY | P.P. 
AGHADA | in memory of his Mother HONORA | wife of PIERSE 
SMIDDY of | Ballymakey who died July 12th 1875 | Also of his 
brothers | JOHN died March 25th 1851 | aged 38 years | 
MICHAEL died March 3, 1857 | aged 37 years | LAURENCE died 
Jany 22 1817 aged 20 years | and PIERSE died Dec 5th 1857 
aged 25 years

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