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Kilmore

County : Down

Denomination : Church of Ireland

Graveyard Name : Kilmore CI

Civil Parish : Kilmore

Town / Townland : Carnacally

OS Reference : J437513

Other Information : This is a quarter of a mile north-west of Kilmore Old Graveyard on the same road It is in the townland of Carnacally and parish of Kilmore and the church was built on this site in 1792 It was later abandoned and used for a time as a parochial hall but is now crumbling The church registers date from 1820 The oldest date of death recorded is that of Arthur Johnston (1814) who lies in a very large vault in an overgrown corner of the graveyard The vault was also used by the Sharman Crawford family who have some modern stones nearby in an even more overgrown part The main part of the graveyard is uneven and some of the stones are almost unreadable from overpainting There are 3 vaults, 2 of which are inscribed, and 2 horizontal stones one of which is illegible (if ever inscribed).

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County : Down

Denomination :

Graveyard Name : Kilmore Old

Civil Parish : Kilmore

Town / Townland : Carnacally

OS Reference : J439512

Other Information : OS 30 Grid Ref: 437513. This is on a small road about a mile south-west of Crossgar in the townland of Carnacally and parish of Kilmore The graveyard is circular with surrounding mound and ditch and presumably was inhabited before becoming the site of a celtic church The Church was in ruins in 1622 and, though repaired, it was probably destroyed in 1641 The old Church of Ireland Church nearby was built about 1792 and the Church of Ireland registers date from 1820 The graveyard in modern times has been largely used by Roman Catholics The small Roman Catholic Church in Kitmore Village had no graveyard and is now abandoned Kilmore contains three vaults one of which (Pottinger) is set within an older stone structure but both are falling down There are a large number of uninseribed stones and the graveyard is exceptionally wild and rough Three of the stones were completely buried and had to be excavated to read them and there may well be others The oldest date of death discovered was 1715 Some of the stones appear in Memorials of the Dead (M D) and one of these is no longer to be seen See also "The Story of Kilmore Presbyterian Church --- with a History of the Parish" by the Rev David Stewart, Belfast, 1932. Further to the account in Volume 3, this graveyard has been somewhat cleaned up in 1973, though the rough nature of the ground has not been changed A few notes on the stones are worth making.

County : Down

Denomination : Presbyterian

Graveyard Name : Kilmore Pres

Civil Parish : Kilmore

Town / Townland : Drumaghlis

OS Reference : J422525

Other Information : O S 23 Grid Ref 422525. This is in the townland of Drumaghlis and parish of Kilmore on a secondary road two miles west of Crossgar The congregation was formed in 1713 as an offshoot of Saintfield After the death of the Rev, Arthur Neilson in 1831 it divided on the Arian controversy and the Non-subscribing half remained at Rademan while those adhering to the Synod of Ulster built a new church in 1834 The oldest stone in the graveyard, as well as the baptismal and marriage registers, all date from 1833 The old congregation of Lissara, which had no graveyard has baptismal registers dating from 1809 and marriage registers from 1811 See "The Story of Kilmore Presbyterian Church " by the Rev David Stewart, Belfast, 1932; also "Historical Account of Lissara Presbyterian Church " by J W S Lowry, Belfast, 1883 The older part of the graveyard is in a hollow beside the church but later it extended up the hill and quarrying was done to facilitate the digging of graves There are four vaults in this part but one has been converted for use as a toolshed and another is modern.

County : Antrim

Denomination :

Graveyard Name : Kilmore

Civil Parish : Layd

Town / Townland : Kilmore

OS Reference : D226237

County : Armagh

Denomination :

Graveyard Name : Kilmore

Civil Parish : Kilmore

Town / Townland : Kilmore

OS Reference : H942511

County : Monaghan

Denomination : Church of Ireland

Graveyard Name : Kilmore Church of Ireland

Civil Parish : Kilmore


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