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Graveyard Information

Slanes

County : Down

Denomination :

Graveyard Name : Slanes

Civil Parish : Slanes

Town / Townland : Slanes

OS Reference : J638552

Other Information : This is half a mile south of Cloghy in the civil parish of Slanes and Church of Ireland parish of Ballyphilip It has the ruin of a mediaeval church in the centre which is probably the "Ardmacossce" of the 1306 Taxation, and is on a prominent hill surrounded by a white wall The oldest readable date of death is 1677 and all stones have been copied Most of the stones are of slate and are well preserved but the graveyard is very rough and many stones are hidden by earth and weeds Outside the graveyard is a souterrain said by Harris to be 50 yards in length, which was quite accessible until recent years.


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