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Graveyard Information

Portaferry RC

County : Down

Denomination : Roman Catholic

Graveyard Name : Portaferry RC

Civil Parish : Ballyphilip

Town / Townland : Tullyboard

OS Reference : J602504

Other Information : This is at a junction of secondary roads half a mile south-east of the centre of Portaferry It is in the townland of Tullyboard and parish of Ballyphilip There was a "Mass-house" on the site at least as early as 1744 (Harris) but the present church was built in 1762, rebuilt in 1831 and enlarged in 1845 At this last date an acre of land was acquired for the large graveyard and school nearby The older stones are scattered widely through all of the graveyard near the church the oldest dating from 1847, though there is a stone refering to those who died during the famine 1846-47 It is in very good order.

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