Ref: K232

St Michael's Convent of Mercy

 
Townland: Athy Parish: Athy
 
Denomination: RC Diocese: Dublin (RC) 
 
Grid Ref: 268351(E), 194200(N) Status: Closed
 
Record of Protected Structures (RPS): No Record of Monuments and Places (RMP): No
 
Boundary Treatment: modern wall and hedgerow
 
Natural Heritage Details: Mown grass; hedgerow on one side.
 
Description: A small convent burial ground for the Sisters of the Convent of Mercy. The cemetery is in the original grounds of the convent which is now a hotel. Modern metal steps lead down about 2m into a sunken area. The graveyard is laid out in rows of metal crosses.
 
Appraisal: A 19th century graveyard which contains metal wheel crosses which are of some local social, artistic and historic interest.
 

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