Ref: K176

Clongowes Wood College Burial Ground

 
Townland: Castlebrown or Clongowes Parish: Mainham
 
Denomination: RC Diocese: Kildare and Leighlin (RC) 
 
Grid Ref: 287062(E), 229991(N) Status: Open
 
Record of Protected Structures (RPS): No Record of Monuments and Places (RMP): No
 
Boundary Treatment: Railings in poor condition. They are starting to fall down and am breached. It is less than 1m high and have a ditch outside it.
 
Natural Heritage Details: There are trees along the boundary and across the burial ground disturbing the boundary.
 
Description: Rural, in the college grounds. All the headstones are upright. 19th to 21 century. The ground surface is level. There is a gravel path straight through, but it is moss covered. There is a large cross at the end. The first gate leading up to it is locked, but there is a stile. The second gate is unlocked. Not on the 6" First Edition map from 1837, but on the 25" Second Edition from 1897-1913.
 
Appraisal: This is an 19th century Jesuit burial ground. It is not well maintained. This graveyard is of social and historical importance in the locality.
 

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