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Graveyard Information

Kilkeel CI

County : Down

Denomination : Church of Ireland

Graveyard Name : Kilkeel CI

Civil Parish : Kilkeel

Town / Townland : Magheramurphy

OS Reference : J305147

Other Information : This church and graveyard lie between Newry Street and Mountain Road, Kilkeel, and are approached from the former They are in the townland of Magheramurphy which is divided by the river from the townland of Kilkeel with the old church The church building was started in 1815 and a slab on the south wall reads 'Edificatum Anno Domini 1815" The transepts and chancel are later additions There are many small memorials In the church and all with deaths before 1900 are recorded below The registers all date from 1816 The graveyard, which lies separately from the church grounds, Is to the south west It was not opened for many years after the church and the oldest date of death there is 1855 though a tablet in the church records a death of 1832 Inscriptions up to 1864 have been copied and this amounted only to 4 The graveyard also contains the modern graves of the Chesney and Kilmorey families.

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