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KILBEHENNY 

ON THE ROAD TO ANGLESBORO 

A BEAUTIFUL LITTLE CEMETERY

Since 1973 I've been poring over the graves in the Kilbehenny cemetery. In the rain, the sleet and sometimes the sun, I've searched for those ancestors. I wonder if they ever imagined a descendant from Australia would be enduring the Galtee elements in search of a name and a date?

Although there are two Cleary graves in Kilbehenny Cemetery, I've not found the grave of my great great grandparents Michael Cleary and Mary Martin, or that of his second wife, Mary Leary.

The parish of Kilbeheny (Kilbehenny), which is also known as Kilbenny, lies 4 miles E.N.E. of Mitchelstown, Co. Cork adjoining the border with county Limerick.

 

Thanks to the Rev Wallace Clare we know a lot more about this beautiful little cemetery with the rapidly fading stones.

TRANSCRIBED BY THE REV. WALLACE CLARE, F.R.S.A., F.I.G.R.S. in 1954

AHERN.

Here lieth the body of Owen Ahern who departed this life the 15th of May, 1751, aged 71 years. (Rest of inscription buried).

BARRET.

Erected by Patrick Barret of Cahergall in memory of his father Edmond Barret who departed July 6th, 1831.

BUCKLY.

Erected by James Buckly of Fermoy in memory of his beloved wife Ellen Buckly deceased March 8th, 1818, aged 41 years. The above Buckly dec. . . . . . . aged. . . . yrs. (Blank spaces never filled in). May they rest in peace. Amen.

CASEY.

Lord, have mercy 0!'. the soul of Will'm Casey of Gerah who departed this life 16 Aug., 1841, aged 63 years. Also his wife Elizabeth Casey, alias Tobin, departed the 13th Jan. 1842, aged 55 years. Erected by their son Patrick Casey.

John Cleary of Beehenagh lies in the plot under the leaning white stone in the foreground. This stone was set by his son William.

The leaning stone in the background behind the upright white stone is that of Patrick Cleary, of Loughaun (sic). This stone was set by his son Thomas. These Clearys must surely have been related.

See details below.

 

 

CLEARY.

Erected by William Cleary in memory of his father John Cleary of Beehenagh who died June 24th, 1813, aged 54 years. Also his daughter Margaret who departed Jan. 3rd, 1820, aged 21 years.

CLEARY.

Erected by Thomas Cleary in memory of his father Patrick Cleary, of Loughaun (sic), also his wife Johanna. His brother John died April 2, 1832, aged 35 years.

Kilbehenny from the rear. The Cleary graves are in the foreground.

 

CONDON.

Erected by Margaret Condon in memory of her son Richard Condon, deceased Dec. l0th, 1804, aged 28 years.

CONDON.

Erected by Redmond Condon of Mitchelstown in memory of his beloved father, Patrick Condon who died Dec. Ist, 1847, aged 37 years.

CONDON.

Erected in memory of David Condon of Gerah. He died March, 1850, aged 70 years. And his son David, died July, 1842, aged 22 years. And Mary, who died Feb., 1839, aged 16 years. And Hanora (sic) who died April, 1839, aged 12 years.

CORKERY.

Erected by Mary Corkery of Carragane in memory of her husband Denis Corkery who died May 26th, 1825, aged 45 years.

CULL.

Erected by Edmond Cull of -Att . . . . . in memory of his father John Cull who died Dec. 21st, 1796, aged 81 years. Also his wife Catherine Cull, alias Cleary . . . . (Rest of inscription buried).

CULL.

Erected by John Cull in memory of his father William Cull who departed March, 1797, aged 86 years. Also his mother Johanna A . . . . . departed March, 1797, aged 81 years. His sister Mary deceased May, 1796, aged 40 years. R.I.P. Amen.

DUNLAY.

Erected by James Dunlay of Cooleregan in memory of his daughter Margaret Dunlay who died December 13th, 1829, aged 22 years. Also his nephew and Niece Joh (sic) and Bridget Dunlay. May they rest in peace. Amen.

DUNN.

Erected by Michael, John, and William Dunn in memory of their sister Catharine Dunn of Ra . . . . . who died Dec. 24th, 1836, aged 21 years.

DWIRE.

This stone was erected by William Dwire in memory of his wife Mary Kiely who died May 27th, 1780, aged 26 years.

DWORTY.

O Lord have mercy on the souls of Darby Dworty who died June 18th, 1774, aged 55 years. Also Honora his daughter who died March 17th, 1784, aged 32 years. Erected by Catherine his wife.

DWORTY.

Erected by William Dworty of Upper Benigh in memory of his beloved daughter Honora Noonan, alias Dworty, who dep'd Aug. 29th, 1823, aged 23 years. The Lord have mercy on her soul. Amen.

DWYER.

Erected by Honora Dwyer in memory of her uncle the Rev. Roger O'Dwyer (sic), P.P. of Kildorrery who died March 25th, 1795. Also her brother Roger Dwyer died Nov. 18, 1833. May they rest in peace. Amen.

DWYER.

Here lieth the body of James Dwyer of Cerok who departed May. . ., 1799, aged 50. Also his sister Anne Picknet who departed June 6th, 1797, aged 56 years.

ENGLISH.

This stone is erected by Edm'd English in memory of his father Edmon'd English deceased May 29th, 1788, aged 83 years. May he rest in peace. Amen.

FINN.

Erected by John Finn of Mitchelstown in memory of his father Patrick Finn deceased Feb. Ilth, 1791, aged 73 years. Also his son Edm'd deceased May 14th, 1786. (Rest of inscription buried).

FITZGERALD.

Erected by Ellen O'Brien in memory of her father James FitzGerald (who) departed October 4th, 1791, aged 52 years. John her brother dec'd March 14th, 1794, aged 21 years. Also her brother William deceased June lOth, 1810, aged 41 years. May they rest in peace. Amen.

FlTZGERALD.

Erected by James FitzGerald in memory of his grandfather John FitzGerald who departed Feb. 15th, 1797 aged 84 years. His grandmother Mary FitzGerald departed July 15th, 1791, aged 78 years. Also his father William FitzGerald, departed Jan. 16th, 1800, aged 56 years. May they rest in peace. Amen.

FITZGERALD.

Erected by Catherine FitzGerald in memory of her father David FitzGerald. Also her brother John FitzGerald who departed 12br, 1799, aged 26 years. (Rest of inscription buried).

FlTZGERALD.

Erected by William FitzGerald in memory of his father Maurice FitzGerald of Boher who died March 22nd, 1811, aged 49 (?).

Maurice Fitzgerald lies under the little white stone behind the Celtic Cross. Boher is due north of the cemetery.

The leaning stone to the left on the edge of the frame is that of Patrick Cleary, of Loughaun (sic)

John Cleary of Beehenagh is a couple of metres away to the left of the cross alongside the Mullins plot.

 

FITZGERALD.

Erected by Catherine FitzGerald of Kilglass in memory of her husband David FitzGerald who departed Jan. 17th, 1851, aged 70 years. Also her son David departed Feb. 12, 1849.

GALLAHOO.

Erected by Thomas Gallahoo of Anglesborough in memory of his son Denis Gallaghoo who departed this life Jan. 24, 1830, aged 21 years. Also his beloved wife Eliza Gallaghoo who departed this life June 17th, 1837, aged 48 years.

GORMAN.

Here lieth the body of Ellen Gorman who departed July 15th, 1798, aged 33 years. Erected by John Gorman and Timothy his son. May their souls (sic) rest in peace. Amen.

GORMAN.

Erected by Ellen Gorrnan, alias Reardon, of Ballilona in memory of her husband David Gorman who died June Ist, 1819, aged 57 years. Also Mary Gorman who died June 21st, 1817 aged 21 years.

HANRARAN.

Erected by Roger Hanrahan of Ballybire in memory of his son John Hanrahan who departed this life Aug. 26th, 1821, aged 26 years.

HANRARAN.

Erected by Margaret O'Brien of Mitchelstown to perpetuate the memory of her father Michael Hanrahan who died March 22nd, 1863, aged 94 years.

HEFFERNAN.

John Heffernan deceased May 21st, 1789, aged 31 years. Also his mother Margaret Quin deceased Dec. 11 th 1770 aged. . . . . HENESY. O Lord have mercy on the soul of Peter Henesy who died Aug. ye. . 1764 in ye 73 year of his life.

HENESY.

Erected by William Henesy and Ellinor Cull, Skehee, in memory of their son James Henesy who died Aug. 28th, 1826, aged 33 years.

HENNESSY.

Erected by Mathew Hennessy in memory of his father John Hennessy who departed this life Feb. 12th, 1773, aged 62 years. His wife Margaret Hickey who departed this life March Ist, 1790, aged 80 years.

HICKEY.

Here lieth the remains of Catherine Hickey, alias Hyn . . . , who died Oct. 5th, 1750, aged 54 years. Also Mary Hickey died Oct. 18th, 1763, aged 34 years. Erected by John Hickey of Pelkeny (sic) who died July 21st, 1777, aged. . Lord have mercy on their souls. Amen. Also James Hickey who departed Nov. lOth, 1820, aged 54 years. Michael Hickey. . . (Rest of inscription buried).

HYLAND.

Erected by Robert Hyland of Ballycrana in memory of his father John Hyland late of Ballinilard who died 4 June, 1842, aged 54 years. R.I.P. Amen.

KEILY.

This stone was erected by Mary Mahony in memory of her husband John Keily who died October 28th, 1787, aged 52 years.

KEILY.

Erected by James Keily to the memory of his sister Ellen Keily who died October 5th, 1792, aged 42 years. R.I.P. Amen.

KEILY.

Erected by John Keily in memory of his mother Mary Keily, alias H . . . . . ., deceased May lOth, 1803, aged 6+ yeards. R.I.P. Amen. (Stone badly damaged).

KEILY.

Erected by John, William, and James Keily in memory of their beloved father Philip Keily, late of Longford who departed this life Aug. 9th, 1826, aged 79 years. May he rest in peace. Amen. Renewed by the Rev. Joseph M. Keily of Chicago in memory of his grandfather William Keily, and his father William Keily who died Feb. 1908, aged 93 years. R.I.P. Amen.

KEILY.

Dedicated by Philip Keily of Waterford to the memory of his father Patrick Keily of Kiltankin who died in December, 1830, aged 64 years. Also to the memory of his grandfather Roger Keily, of Kiltankin who died in June 1817, aged 74 years.

KEILY.

Erected by Roger and Thomas Keily in memory of their father Thomas Keily of Kilglass who departed this life April 3rd, 1837, aged 67 years.

KENT.

Erected by Laurence Kent of Gerah in memory of his beloved brother and sister John and Mary Kent. He departed this life 11 of June, 1838, aged 27 years.
She departed the 4th of December, 1845, aged 22 years.

KILMARTIN.

Erected by Michael Walsh of Coolnay in memory of his mother Bridget Kilmartin who died 1831, aged 55 years. Also her mother Margaret Gorman died 1810, aged 60 years.

LUDDY.

Erected by William Luddy in memory of his father Thomas Luddy (who) died 1788, aged 56 years.
Renewed by Jer'h Luddy of Spittle in memory of his father, William Luddy (who) departed March 1839, aged 69 years. Also his brother John, died 1826, aged 34 years. His sister Catherine Luddy, alias Fennell, died 1842, aged 48.

LUDDY.

Erected by Timothy Luddy in memory of his father John Luddy of Coolregan who departed life June 5th, 1823, aged 60 years. Also his son Thomas and his daughter Mary . . . . (Rest of inscription buried).

LUDDY. Erected by Patrick Luddy of Coolregan in memory of his wife J ohana Luddy, alias Keily, who died Sept. 8th, 1833, aged 60 years.

LUDDY.

Erected in memory of William Luddy and his wife Margaret. Renewed by Patrick Luddy of Coolyregan in memory of his father Patrick Luddy who died 1846, aged 90 years. His brother John died Nov. 1839, aged 52 years. Also his brother Timothy, died 1864 aged 65 years. His daughter Johana Luddy, alias Fennessy, died Jan. 1866, aged 27 years.

LYNCH.

Erected by David and James Lynch in memory of their father Richard Lynch of Gerah who departed this life July 7th, 1837, aged 72 years.

McCRAITH.

Erected by Ellen McCraith, alias Kent, of Gerah, in memory of her daughter Ellen who departed this life Dec. 19th, 1840, aged 20 years. May she rest in peace. Amen.

McMAHON.

Erected by Darby McMahon to the memory of his uncle ye Rev. John McMahon, P.P. of Imogeely, who departed this life Jan. the 19th, 1790, aged 73 years. R.I.P. Amen.

MAGNER.

Erected by James Magner in memory of his wife Mary Keily deceased April, 1781, aged 36 years. The above James Magner died March 16th, 1799, aged 62 years. May they rest in peace. Amen.

MAHONY.

Erected by Julian Mahony in memory of her father Daniel Mahony, deceased December 6th, 1759, aged 68 years. Also her mother Catherine Mahony, aged 58 years. (No date). Her daughter Mary McCraigh, aged 28 years, and Ellen McCraigh, aged 26 years. May they rest in peace. Amen.

MAHONY.

Here lieth the body of Daniel Mahony who departed this life-9th-!?f June, 1768, aged 66 years. Also the body of. . . (Rest of inscription buried). "

MAHONY.

O Lord, have mercy on the soul of Elizabeth Mahony, alias Kely (sic), deceased Jan. 7th, 1779, aged 50 years. Erected by her husband Daniel Mahony.

MAHONY.

Erected by Edm'd Mahony of Bogaderry in memory of his father Daniel Mahony who departed Feb'y 26, 1789, aged 60 years. Also his mother Margaret Mahony, alias Tobin, departed Nov. 6th, 1781, aged 35 years. Also his sister Norry departed Jan. 29th, 1826 . . . . .

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MAHONY .

Erected by Mary Clancy in memory of her husband David M~ Leitrim who departed this life May 28, 1807, aged 60 years.

MAHONY .

Erected by Patrick Mahony of Cahergal in memory of his wife Judith Mahony deceased June 2nd, 1801, aged 53 years. Her daughter Margaret died June 1st, 1809, aged 38 years. R.I.P. Amen.

MAHONY.

Erected in memory of John Mahony of Spring (who) died July 1850, aged 84 years. His wife Catherine died Aug. 18, 1853, aged 72 years.
Thomas died November 12th, 1878, aged 59 years.

MOLAN.

Erected by Ellen Pendergast in memory of her husband Daniel -Kiltankin who died Dec. 11 th, 1770, aged 55 years. Also her daughter Molan died May 23rd, 1813, aged 45 years. Daniel Molan died October. His wife Ellen died May, 1829.

MOLAN.

Erected by Edm(ond) Molan in memory of his father Edm(ond late of Ballycrana, who departed this life Jan. 4th, 1782, aged 55 years.
grandson John Molan who died April 4th, 1808, aged 23. (Rest of inscription buried).

MOLAN.

Erected by Michael Molan in memory of his wife Johanna Molan who departed April, 1804, aged 36 years. Also his son Patrick Molan departel above date, aged 12 years. R.I.P. Amen.

MULLINS.

Erected by James Mullins in memory of his father Daniel Mullins August, 1801, aged 74 years. May he rest in peace. Amen.
Daniel Mullins of Inchacome (sic) died Feb. 1883, aged 85 years.

Note: During my visit in 1996 I recorded another Mullins grave set out by John and Pat Mullins in memory of their father.

NUNAN.

Erected by John Noonan of Ms Town (Mitchelstown) in memooy of his father Daniel Nunan deceased Nov. 11th, 1808, aged 71 years. Also his son Daniel Nunan dec. Feb. 11th, 1816.

NUNAN.

Sacred to the memory of Timothy Nunan, late of Mitchelst departed this life April 5th, 1829, aged 50 years. Also his son Daniel Nunan who departed this life Sept. 16th, 1826, aged 19 years. R.I.P. Amen.

O'BRIEN.

Here lieth the body of Mortough O'Brien who departed this life 21 st day of May, 1764, aged 52 years.

O'BRIEN.

This stone was erected by Joan Ford in memory of her husband John Bryant (sic) who died May the 28th, 1778, aged 58 years. R.I.P. Amen.

Born in Newcastle, Ballyporeen, Co. Tipperary.

O'BRIEN.

Erected by John O'Brien in memory of his father Edm'd O'B April 20th, 1792.

O'BRIEN.

Erected by Thomas O'Brien of Garryleagh in memory of his son Thomas O'Brien who died Oct. 2nd, 1832, aged 25.

O'BRIEN.

Erected by Michael O'Brien of Coolanave in memory of his father Patrick O'Brien. Died March 8th, 1839, aged 74 years. Also his sister Ellen died 1837, aged 27. May they rest in peace. Amen.

O'MAHONY .

Altar Tomb. This is the burial place of the O'Mahonys. Requiescant in pace. Amen.


POWER

Erected by John Power in memory of his son James Power of Mitchelstown who departed this life Jan. Ist 1866, aged 26 years. His father Edmond Power died April, 1820, aged 78 years. Also his wife Honora Power who died Nov., 1854, aged 58 years.

QUINLAN.

Here lieth the body of the Rev. Thomas Quinlan, P.P. of Rathcormack who departed this life December 24th, 1807, aged 47 years. May he rest in peace. Amen.
Renewed by Thomas Quinlan of Ballygiblin (?) in memory of the Rev. Michael Quinlan who died Oct. 1826, aged 42 years. The Rev. Thomas Quinlan, R.C.C.
died 1837.

RYAN.

Erected by Patrick Ryan in memory of his beloved mother Joanna O'Donnell who died March 15th, 1824, aged 56 years. R.I.P. Amen.

SCHANACY.

Erected by Thomas Schanacy in memory of his father John Schanacy who departed Nov. 13th, 1820 aged 56 years. May he rest in peace. Amen.

SHEALY.

This stone was erected by James Shealy in memory of his wife Mary Shealy, alias Hennessy, who died September ye 14th, 1779, aged 25 (?) years. Also his son James. . . (Rest of inscription buried).

Was James Shealy's wife - buried with her 1-year-old son - only 25 when she died in 1779?

 

SHEALY.

O Lord, have mercy on the soul of Terence Shealy deceased May 30th, 1799, aged 75. Of Terence Shealy, junior, deceased Aug. 19th, 1797, aged 16 years.
Erected by James Shealy of Poulkerry.

SHEALY.

O Lord, have mercy on the soul of Patrick Shealy deceased Aug. 2-th, 1803, aged 21 years. Erected by his father James Shealy, Poulkerry. (Altar tomb).

SHEALY.

Erected by John Shealy of Carragane in memory of his son John who departed June 14th, 1819, aged 16 years. Renewed by John and James Shealyof Carragane in memory of their father John Shealy who departed 10 May, 1835, aged 56 years.

SLATERY.

Here lieth the body of Darby Slatery deceased Feb. 12th, 1772, aged 60 years. Also David his son deceased December Ilth, 1789, aged 27 years. R.I.P.
Amen.

SLATTERY.

In memory of Patrick Slattery, Skeheenarinky, died October, 1821, aged 61 years. His sons William Slattery died in 1856, Edmond Slattery died in 1888, Thomas Slattery died January 10, 1885, aged 75 years.

SLATTERY.

Erected by William Slattery of Skeheenarinky in memory of his father Patrick Slattery. Died Dec. 23, 1869, aged 80 years. Also his brother Thomas died June, 1855, . . . . .

WALSH.

Here lieth the body of Patrick Walsh who departed this life 8 ye 7th, 1791, aged 26 years. R.I.P. Amen. Erected by his father David Walsh.

WALSH.

O Lord, have mercy on the soul of Thomas Walsh who lived beloved and died in peace with his neighbours May the 11th, 1803, aged 55 years. Erected by his wife Catherine Walsh, alias Mason. Also on ye soul of his son Thomas who died Jan the 2lst, 1802, aged 25 years.

WALSH.

Erected by Rob't Walsh in memory of his son Edmond Walsh who died January, 1817, aged 24 years. Also above Rob't Walsh died - aged -.
(Blank spaces never filled in).

WILLIAMS.

Here lieth the body of David Williams of Kiltankin who departed Jan. 26th, 1811, aged 68. Also his wife Catherine Williams, alias Henesey, departed Feb. 1st, 1815, aged 67 years. May their souls rest in peace. Amen.

WHERE ARE MY CLEARYS BURIED?

Under a row decaying stones in the old BRIGOWN cemetery in Mitchelstown, alongside their Howard neighbours, are buried a number of Clearys. Was this Denis the father of Michael Cleary from the Boro Road? I wish I knew.

Erected by Denis Cleary of Kilbehenny, in memory of his father Michael, who departed Nov 28 1794, aged 64.  Also mother Margaret alias Kelly died April 20th 1827, aged 83. And his wife Mary nee Flanagan Depd Jan 5 1825 aged 44 years.

Eleanor Cleary 

Here lyeth the body of Eleanor Cleary who departed this life March 12 1747  AD aged 32 years.

Mary Cleary 

Hear (sic) under lies the body of Mary Cleary who departed this life the 26th of August 1760 aged 13 years.

 

In my notes from a trip in 1973 I recorded the names:

Ellen Cleary (mother) Mary Cleary.

Stone by Laurence Cleary and family 1972. 

However I can find no sign of these. Maybe they were from another cemetery!

In the old Mitchelstown cemetery I found this: Erectd by John Cleary in memory of his son Maurice Cleary Decsd Nov ? 1855 aged 30? years

 


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