Ref: K212

St. Conleth's Cemetery

Townland: Crockanure Glebe Parish: Kildare and Rathangan (Kildare)
Denomination: RC Diocese: Kildare and Leighlin (RC) 
Grid Ref: 272771(E), 213654(N) Status: Open
Record of Protected Structures (RPS): No Record of Monuments and Places (RMP): No
Boundary Treatment: Cement faced stone block wall. The eastern wall is lower, painted and topped with railings. Boundaries are 1.5m high approx.
Natural Heritage Details: 100-200 mature and young trees lining boundaries; mown grass covers 30-40% of surface area; lichens visible on 30-40% of gravestones; limited amount of ivy on mature trees.
Description: The site is located in a rural setting north of Kildare town. It is accessed directly from the R401. A large (locked) gate in the middle of the eastern boundary allows vehicle access. There are pedestrian gates on either side of the main gate and another at the south end of the eastern boundary. The enclosed area is very well served by paths. The ground surface is very even. There are no structures within the enclosure except for a small maintenance building in the SE corner of the western annex. The annex is divided from the eastern half of the enclosure by a N-S running wall with two no gated access points between the areas. The gravestones date from 20th and 21st century. There is a dump which is walled on three sides within the annex where old flowers and other waste from graves can be collected before removal. The graveyard committee intend to install a permanent altar within the graveyard.
Appraisal: A 20th 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.

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