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Graveyard Information


County : Down

Denomination : Municipal

Graveyard Name : Blaris

Civil Parish : Blaris

Town / Townland : Blaris

OS Reference : J249627

Other Information : This graveyard is in the townland of Blaris and parish of Blaris (also known as the parish of Lisburn) The site is reputed to have had a church in mediaeval times but only a mound covered with graves exists now The oldest stone, which has no other legible wording, dates from 1626 and all have been copied with dates of death before 1864 Presumably only some of these burials appear in the Lisburn Parish Register All the Lisburn Cathedral registers survive from 1661, Roman Catholic registers from 1840 and Presbyterian baptismal and marriage registers from 1860 Memorials of the Dead (MD), Vol X, contains a copy of 30 of the headstones, of which 10 have disappeared or are completely illegible All are included below and those now lost are noted In 1918 the graveyard was in very wild condition but it is now well kept Some of the participants in the 1798 rising were executed outside the graveyard and are interred in an unmarked plot just inside the entrance, on the right.

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