Ref: K186

St. Patrick's College Burial Ground

 
Townland: Collegeland Parish: Laraghbryan
 
Denomination: RC Diocese: Dublin (RC) 
 
Grid Ref: 293241(E), 237261(N) Status: Open
 
Record of Protected Structures (RPS): No Record of Monuments and Places (RMP): No
 
Boundary Treatment: Rubble stone wall in very good condition. Intact. Approximately 1m high with '1/2 barrel' coping (cut stone).
 
Natural Heritage Details: Evergreen hedgerows on either side of the laneway leading up to the burial ground. The grass is regularly mown. Lichens cover 10-20% of the headstones and walls and ivy also covers 10-20% of the walls. There are a couple of blackbirds and pigeons, and a squirrel in the hedgerow.
 
Description: Urban setting, in the college grounds in Maynooth. The headstones are all upright. The ground surface is level. Tarmac laneway up to the graveyard and forming a Greek cross path in it, but it is starting to cover with moss. There is a crucifixion scene in front of the laneway and a cross in the middle of the graveyard. There are two open gates on the way in. On 25" Second Edition map from 1897-1913.
 
Appraisal: A 19th century graveyard which contains various cut-stone grave markers of marble and limestone. The styles are kerbed with a celtic styled cross. This graveyard is of social and historical importance in the locality.
 

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