Ref: K218

St Patrick's

 
Townland: Carnalway Parish: Union of Parishes of Newbridge
 
Denomination: C of I Diocese: Meath & Kildare (C of I)
 
Grid Ref: 287023(E), 210863(N) Status: Open
 
Record of Protected Structures (RPS): No Record of Monuments and Places (RMP): No
 
Boundary Treatment: Stone wall.
 
Natural Heritage Details: Mature conifers, ewe trees; several young trees; mown grass; lichen on walls and headstones; ivy on boundary walls.
 
Description: The graveyard is located along the R412 road where the church entrance leads right down onto the road. The graveyard is entered through a single iron gate. The burials are located to the N, W and E sides of the church. The earliest burials are located on the N side of the church. The burials date from the 18th-20th centuries. Headstone types are: railed, Celtic, rounded, recumbent and table. The headstone materials are: limestone, white marble, polished granite and slate (one example, 18th C.). The burials are laid in random rows. There several gravel paths throughout.
 
Appraisal: An 18th 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. Features of note are a the Harry Clarke window on the N side of the church.
 
Record Of Inscriptions: Recorded by: "The Association for the Preservation of Memorials of the Dead, in Ireland"
Location: www.irishfamilyresearch.co.uk

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