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Dunsfort RC

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County : Down

Denomination : Roman Catholic

Graveyard Name : Dunsfort RC

Civil Parish : Dunsfort

Town / Townland : Ballyedock Upper

OS Reference : J572400

Other Information : This is in the townland of Ballyedock Upper and village of Chapeltown on the main Strangford-Ardglass road It is a mile south of the Church cf Ireland church which occupies the old site The site of the present Roman Catholic Church dates from early eighteenth century The oldest stone at present extant dates from 1752 and the present church was built in 1791 There is a stone in the church inscribed 'A D 1791 This chapel was built by Edwd Mulholland being Pastor Lord have mercy on him ' On the church have been erected a mediaeval cross of interlaced pattern broughtfrom Ardtole Church, and also an old statue of the Virgin and Child to which have been added modern heads In the graveyard are also two bullaun stones and two round-topped vaults The baptism, marriage and burial registers of the parish of Dunsford and Ardglass date from 1848 The church at Ardglass, though built in 1828, has no graveyard.

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