Cemeteries: Kilmacow Parish, Diocese of Ossory

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'The old parish church and burial-ground are about a
mile from Kilmacow station, in the village of that name.
The church was dedicated to St. Mochna, hence the
name Kilmacow. The ancient church has disappeared,
having been replaced by a modern one, built in 1818.
'Mr. Manning mentions a very ancient tombstone, of
which he writes:' "This tombstone is easily found, being
now set up on end against the east wall of the
graveyard" a conspicuous object. The lettering appears
to commence with the words 'This done' [Qy. this
stone? P.D.V.] in English, and to bear the name
'BUTLER' further on, and to end with the date MCCCCC,
and, being in good preservation, might be easily read
by a person of any experience who had half an hour to
spare. The rubbing is not nearly so distinct as the stone.
It was taken by John HEWETSON, and sent by the Rev.
T.W. MANNING, Incumbent of the Parish, to Canon E.F.
HEWSON, Gowran, 28th August, 1896."'

[From the Rev. T.White MANNING, Kilmacow Rectory.]
"In the family vault of the GREENES of Greenville in this
church lie interred the remains of Robert ROCHFORT,
late of Clogrenane, in the County of Carlow, Esqr. He
died at Bishopp Hall the 14th of Feb. 1757, in the 31st
year of his age."

On the floor of the vestry there is a flat slab, with the
following inscription': "here lyeth ye body of ye REVD
JOHN DRAY who Departed this Life ye 3d of August
1740 in ye 33d Yeare of his age. Also ye Body of ANN
DRAY his daughter who Departed this Life ye 24th of
July 1740 in ye 5th Yeare of her age."

Journal of the Association for the Preservation of the
Memorials of the Dead in Ireland - Microfilm of original
published: Dublin: The Association, v 3 1897.