Ref: K088

Clonaghlis

 
Townland: Clonaghlis Parish: Celbridge (Clonaghlis)
 
Denomination: RC Diocese: Kildare and Leighlin (RC) 
 
Grid Ref: 296518(E), 228797(N) Status: Closed
 
Record of Protected Structures (RPS): No Record of Monuments and Places (RMP): KD015-003002 - graveyard
 
Boundary Treatment: Iron railings (demesne type)
 
Natural Heritage Details: Mature trees (pine, maple, chestnut) throughout; ivy on trees; herbicide used throughout - there is practically no grass cover within the graveyard.
 
Description: The graveyard is located in the grounds of the original Lyon Demesne close to the Grand Canal. It is marked on the 1st edition OS map from 1837 as 'graveyard' and it is shown within a wooded area. The headstones date from the 18th-20th centuries. The headstone types are: rounded and simple grave marker. The majority of grave markers are simple type with no inscriptions. This may suggest the graveyard was used during the famine. The ground surface is uneven. The church measures about 14m by 7m but only the rubble remains are extant. Fragments of human remains lie on the surface throughout the cemetery.
 
Appraisal: The site is of archaeological, architectural and historic interest. A poorly preserved church survives to foundation level. The graveyard contains various cut-stone grave markers from the 18th-20th centuries, which are of artistic and historic interest. Features of note are the wrought iron railings which form the boundary of the graveyard.
 

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