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Graveyard Information


County : Down

Denomination :

Graveyard Name : Tullynakill

Civil Parish : Tullynakill

Town / Townland : Tullynakill

OS Reference : J502645

Other Information : The present Tullynakill Parish Church was built in 1825, but the remains of an older one are in the graveyard adjoining the Church Over the door of this ruined church is a stone inscribed 1639 The ruined church probably occupies the site of a still older church (O'Laverty) The parish includes Island Mahee with Nendrum Abbey and the townland of Ballyministra which formerly contained a church and graveyard The church bell is inscribed "Roger Ford fecit anno 1733" The oldest inscription is from 1669 (Maxwall) and they have been copied up to 1899 The pre-civil registration registers were destroyed in the Public Record Office. The Rev David Stewart, Minister of Cregagh Presbyterian Church and an authority on the history of North Down, copied certain worn gravestones during the 1930's His manuscripts are now in the possession of Mr Aiken McClelland of the Ulster Folk Museum and have provided additions and corrections to those in Tullynakill (Volume 1) Two stones no longer visible were copied by him and two others have been uncovered during the past three years and are also included."

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