Ref: K228

Presentation Sisters Convent Cemetery

 
Townland: Maynooth Parish: Maynooth
 
Denomination: RC Diocese: Dublin (RC) 
 
Grid Ref: 293995(E), 237997(N) Status: Closed
 
Record of Protected Structures (RPS): No Record of Monuments and Places (RMP): No
 
Boundary Treatment: Wall in good condition. Intact, but a bit overgrown. It is approximately 3m high. There is '1/2 barrel' coping (cut stone) on the E wall. It si concrete block on the S and W side and rubble stone on the N and E sides.
 
Natural Heritage Details: Vegetation along the boundary. The grass is regularly mown. Herbicide is used along the paths and headstones.
 
Description: Urban, in the town of Maynooth. All headstones are upright, but about half of them are leaning. One is broken. They date from the 19th to 20th century. The ground surface is level. There are tarmac paths that are moss covered. There is one unlocked gate in the E, and one unlocked gate to the S. On the 25" Second Edition map from 1911.
 
Appraisal: A 19th century Presentation Sisters Convent graveyard which contains metal wheel crosses with limestone bevelled plinths. This graveyard is of social and historical importance in the locality.
 
Record Of Inscriptions: Location: Co. Kildare Online Electronic History Journal

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