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Graveyard Information

Ballymartin RC

County : Down

Denomination : Roman Catholic

Graveyard Name : Ballymartin RC

Civil Parish : Kilkeel

Town / Townland : Ballymartin

OS Reference : J341165

Other Information : The church is a conspicuous object on the inland side of the coast road about half way between Annalong and Kilkeel. Is In the townland of Ballymartin and civil parish of Kilkeel but in the Catholic parish of Lower Mourne, The old parish of Mourne was divided in 1768 and the parish priest of this half, the Rev James Killen, built a church at Ballymartin some time before 1790 when he died, The church was entirely rebuilt in 1825 The graveyard contains few ancient stones, the oldest dating from 1820 most are of rough granite and are difficult to read The graveyard lies entirely to the south of the church.

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