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Prosperous (Killybegs) Cemetery

 
Townland: Killybegs Parish: Roberstown
 
Denomination: RC Diocese: Kildare and Leighlin (RC) 
 
Grid Ref: 283845(E), 226798(N) Status: Open
 
Record of Protected Structures (RPS): No Record of Monuments and Places (RMP): No
 
Boundary Treatment: Concrete block wall in good condition. Intact, but slightly overgrown. It is approximately 1m high.
 
Natural Heritage Details: Mature and young birch, maple and pine trees along the boundary that could potentially disturb it. The grass is regularly mown.
 
Description: Rural, surrounded by crop fields. Adjacent to a farmhouse. All the headstones are upright and they date from the 20th to 21 century. The ground surface is level. There are tarmac paths. There is an altar in the middle of the S wall. There is one large and two pedestrian open gates in the N wall.
 
Appraisal: A late 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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