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Magheralin Old

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County : Down

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Graveyard Name : Magheralin Old

Civil Parish : Magheralin

Town / Townland : Ballymakeonan

OS Reference : J128588

Other Information : OS 13 Grid Ref 128588 This is opposite the modern Church of Ireland church in the townland of Ballymakeonan and contains the ruins of the old parish church which was abandoned in 1845 when the present one was built The oldest date of death on a stone is 1706 and three inscriptions are recorded in Memorials of the Dead, V, 356 The graveyard is rough and the old stones, though fairly distinct, are hard to find They have the tupical raised edges of early eighteenth century headstones There are also a few illegible stones and some which have fallen on their face All the inscriptions with dates of death before 1900 have been copied including those in the ruined church but some memorial tablets were transferred to the new Church of Ireland church and are listed with it.

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