Christ Church, Tourmakeady, (CoI) Ballyovie Parish, Co. Mayo, Ireland
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Contributed by Brendan Dixon 


Visited Friday 1st June 2012

Churchyard looks as if it had been cleared of trees and growth in the last few

Very few carved headstones exist. There may be more amongst the ferns
but nothing obvious. There is likely to be head and foot stones in the

Photo No.0
Church View

Photo No.1
Another Church View

Photo No.2
Tourmakeady Ruins

Photo No.3
In rememberance of JOHN CHARTERS, born 1812 died 31st August 1886. His
last words were Blessed are  the dead which die in the Lord from
henceforth yea saith the spirit that they may rest from their labours.

Photo No.4
In loving memory of JAMES CONWAY died 26th Nov 1956 and his brother
THOMAS CONWAY died 19th March 1958

Photo No.5
In loving memory of MARTIN CONWAY July 15th 1931. His wife ELIZABETH
died April 23rd 1920

Photo No.6
In loving memory of SUSAN ADELAIDE HEWITT who died February 18 1887 aged
26 years deeply regretted. Come not from memory not from love  but to
keep her fathers home above

Photo No.7
THOMAS BARON PLUNKET, Lord Bishop of Tuam, Killala, and Achonry, died
19th October 1866

Photo No.8
Another view of Number 7

Photo No.9
Hon. CATHERINE PLUNKET, Second daughter 1st Baron Plunket. Born 1803
Died 1868

Photo No.10
SAMUEL DALLAS MANNING, Rector of Ballyovie Parish 1937 - 1945, Ad Mxxxx
Xxvocatus (inscription unclear but likely to be "Ad Meliora Advocatus"
meaning "Called to Better Things")

Photo No.11
Another view of Number 10

Photo No.12
In loving memory of BENJAMIN SCARRETT, Died 4th Feb 1960, The Lord that
gave and the Lord that taketh away blessed be the name they Lord, and
his wife CATHERINE died 18th Oct 1966*
*He married her in 1956, she was Catherine Conway. I believe she was his second
wife as he has a son.

Photo No.13
In loving memory of  CHARLES C WROTH, Rector of Ballyovie, Died July
12th 1890

Nos. 14-18
These are head/foot stones with no markings or carved headstones that are
unreadable. Two seem to be look after still.