Ref: K197

Confey (Lexlip) Cemetery

 
Townland: Confey Parish: Confey
 
Denomination: RC Diocese: Dublin (RC) 
 
Grid Ref: 300976(E), 237293(N) Status: Open
 
Record of Protected Structures (RPS): No Record of Monuments and Places (RMP): No
 
Boundary Treatment: Rendered concrete block wall in poor condition. Breached at the gate and overgrown. It's approximately 1m high.
 
Natural Heritage Details: Pine, birch and cherry trees and vegetation throughout and along the boundary, disturbing it. Mature cypress trees form a gallery on either side of the path in the older wing. The grass is regularly mown. Lichens cover 10-20% of the headstones in the old wing.
 
Description: Rural site, surrounded by pasture fields. All the headstones are upright, except for a couple which have fallen flat. A couple of the kerb set tombs appear to have caved in, in the older wing in the west. They date from late 19th to the 21st century. The ground surface is level. There are tarmac paths, but the one through the older wing is covering with moss. There are two small unlocked gates, one large and one large locked and two stiles in the south wall.
 
Appraisal: A 19th century graveyard which contains various cut-stone grave markers of marble, limestone and polished granite. The styles are kerbed, obelisk, table, railed and rectangular shaped headstones, which are of some local social, artistic and local historic interest.
 
Record Of Inscriptions: Recorded by: John Colgan and David Cormack
Location: Co. Kildare Online Electronic History Journal

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