was built in 1844 but church records begin in 1837.
It had originally
been part of the Church of Ireland parish of Magheraculmoney. Previously services were held in Lack old school near the former creamery at
the edge of the village on the old road to Ederney.
It is unclear why
this church was not erected in Lack the chief local centre of
population despite the fact that the rectory was built there.
Unlike the vicinity of many churches the local area has never
developed as a centre of education, entertainment or had a shop.
Its only immediate public building had been a B Special training
There are over 290 records in Colaghty Cemetery with 59 unique
surnames which are:
Acheson, Armstrong, Barton,
Beacom, Beattie, Best, Boyd, Bratton, Buchanan, Caldwell,
Cassidy, Crozier, Davis, Delap, Ellis, Evans, Farrell,
Gilfedder, Gilmour, Ginn, Goodard, Hall, Hicks, Ingram, Irvine,
Johnston, Jones, Kerr, Keys, Kilfedder, Knox, Leonard, Little,
Livingstone, Magovern, Marshall, McBryde, Milligan, Montgomery,
Moore, Nelson, Nixon?, Noble, Oldman, Ovens, Patterson, Patton,
Rankin, Robinson, Russell, Scott, Simpson, Smith, Speer, Vance,
Virtue, Walker, Weir, Wilkin, Wilson, Woods
If one of the surnames above is
the one you're looking for you can now go to the Deaths
& Burials Search and type your chosen surname in the
Surname box and enter "Colaghty" in the Place box.
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