Ref: K144

Balrinnet

 
Townland: Balrinnet Parish: Ballyna
 
Denomination: RC Diocese: Kildare and Leighlin (RC) 
 
Grid Ref: 267946(E), 238825(N) Status: Closed
 
Record of Protected Structures (RPS): No Record of Monuments and Places (RMP): KD003-006 - children's burial ground
 
Boundary Treatment: None
 
Natural Heritage Details: Several mature trees located at the E end; Hedgerow along N boundary; semi-natural grassland throughout; overgrown with brambles throughout.
 
Description: The children's burial ground is located in pastureland in an isolated place. There is a small field on the 1st edition map of 1837 named 'Laghtanafoyna', this also marked on the later OS 25 inch map (1897-1913). The burial ground appears as a mound measuring about 19m by 11m. There is a pile of rounded stones in a hollow in the mound. However, there is a gravel pit adjacent to the site and the stones may be naturally occurring. The placename 'Laghtanfoyna' refers to a burial spot (Joyce).
 
Appraisal: The burial ground is a recorded archaeological monument. No grave markers are visible.
 

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