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Graveyard Information

Raloo CI

County : Antrim

Denomination : Church of Ireland

Graveyard Name : Raloo CI

Civil Parish : Raloo

Town / Townland : Ballywillin

OS Reference : D394968

Other Information : This delightful little church in Ballywffiffi townland crowns the top tier of the split level village of Glenoe, and at the rear rhododendron bushes screens the awesome drop to the waterfall It was built by the Church Accomodation Society of the Diocese of Down and Connor to the design of Charles Lanyon Although the buflding is of early Victorian date, the nave wall carries the arms of the Hanoverian kings above the vestry door Marriage records date from 1845 and baptismal from 1887 Paradoxically the only minister commemorated in the grounds was a Non-Subscribing Presbyterian, Thomas Smyth, whose sons were memorialised in the yard of their father's meeting house in the adjoining townland All stones recording deaths before 1900 have been copies; the earliest is that of John Moore who died in 1850.


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