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Kilcairn

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County : Down

Denomination : Roman Catholic

Graveyard Name : Kilcairn

Civil Parish : Killinchy

Town / Townland : Drumreagh

OS Reference : J456605

Other Information : This is on the North side of the Saintfield-Killinchy road in the townland of Drumreagh and parish of Killinchy, also known as Kilkeeran (O'Laverty) It is the site of a medieval church of which no traces remain The headstones are largely modern but 22 stones prior to 1865 have been deciphered and all copied up to 1900 The oldest date on a stone is 1757 It is largely used by Roman Catholics in modern times, and is in the Catholic parish of Saintfield, the churches of which are at Carrickmannon and Saintfield The baptismal register of this parish dates from 1837 and the marriage register from 1845 with 1848-53 missing The graveyard is wild and rough.


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