graveyard is situated about three miles from Belleek on the
Pettigo road beside Keenaghan Lake This is an ancient graveyard
with a church and its ancestry as a place of worship can be traced
back to an 9th century cleric named Maolcobha.
of the inscriptions appear below - the unique names are:
Barron, Casidy, Connor,
Greayson, Green, Higgens,
Keenan, Lannan, Lannon,
McLoughlin, Magee, Magoldrick,
Maguire, Magurin, Megaragle,
Muldoon, Mulrone, O’Neile,
Quin, Slevin, Sleavin,
MC AWLEY. Erected in
memory of John Mc Awley who departed this life Febry 24th 1807
Aged 32 years.
BARRON. In loving memory
of John Barron, Gadalough, Belleek Died 31 Aug 1976 Aged 66
years.R.I.P. Erected by his loving wife Bridie. [John Barron found
an ancient stone head in Keenaghan Lough in 1971. Until 22-1-96
when Mary Lannan otherwise Leonard was buried here, he was the
last person buried in this graveyard. John lived in the thatched
cottage directly across Keenaghan Lough from the graveyard where
he now rests.
CASIDY. Here lyeth the
body of Honora Casidy who depd this life 1st Jan 1792 Aged 58
CONNOR. Here lyeth ye body
of Dinis Connor who dyed February the 5th 1758 Aged 15 years.
DONAGHER. In memory of
Redmond Donagher who departed this life March 1785 Aged 74 years.
FLANAGAN. James Flanagan
buried here with no gravestone died 26th February 1910.
FLANAGN. Erected by
Thomas Flanagn in memory of his father James Flanagn who departed
this life February 26th 1807 Aged 77 years.
FLANGAN. Erected in memory of Anne Flangan
alias Macafry who departed this life Dec 19 1810 aged 68 years
also her husband William Flangan who departed this life Dec 12th
1813 aged 76 years.
GALLAGHER. Here lyeth
the body of Catherine Gallagher who departed this life November
8th 1824 aged 34 years Also her husband James Mulheran.
GALLAGHER. Erected in memory of Owen Gallagher
who departed this life January 8th 1806 aged 68 years.
GALLAGHER. This stone erected by John Gallagher
in memory of his father Terance Gallagher who departed this life
November the 17th 1798 aged 58 years.
GARVIN. Erected by Mary
Garvin of Curry in memory of her beloved husband William Garvin
who departed this life August 11th 1831 aged 75 years.
GARVIN. Erected in memory of William Garvin who
depd. this life August 14th 1832 aged 66 years. [Ancestors of
Frank Garvin of Corry, Belleek. Molly Garvin was a famous inn
keeper in Belleek. The pub situated at the crossroads of the
Enniskillen to Ballyshannon and Belleek to Garrison road was later
known as Slater’s Pub. It was blown up by the IRA in the recent
troubles and was reputedly the oldest pub in Fermanagh. It was
also beside Belleek Quay and was a place where emigrants took
their last local drink on their way by steamer to Enniskillen and
thense by train to Derry, Belfast etc. to emigrate. Hot whiskeys
were a favourite drink then and a Belleek man in America played a
trick on his friend fron County Mayo who was returning home. He
asked him to visit Belleek and bring him back one of Molly Garvin’s
muddlers as a souvenier. Entering the pub the unsuspecting Mayo
man asked for a hot whiskey himself and laughed when Molly stirred
the hot mixture of water whiskey and sugar with her thumb. Molly
was very much attached to her muddlers.]
MC GOLDRICK. Erected
by James Mc Goldrick in memory of his beloved brother John Mc
Goldrick who departed this life Dec 31st 1884 aged 19 years.
MC GOLDRICK. To the memory of Margaret Mc
Goldrick who departed this life 14th May 1900 aged 60 years.
[Erected by James Mc Goldrick of Oughterdrum.]
GREAYSON. Sacred to the
memory of Denis Greayson who departed this life November the 11th
1813 aged 57 years.
GREEN. Here lieth the body
of Patrick Green who departed his life April 3 A.D. ----- aged 70
GREEN REV. A Fr. Green a native of Raphoe is
reputedly buried in this graveyard in Penal times.
HIGGENS. Erected in
memory of Unity Higgens who depd this life August 1 1783 aged 45
years. Also William Flannagan who depd Jany 21st 1797 aged 31
KEENAN. Erected by Thomas
Keenan in memory of his beloved parents Ellen Keenan who died 17th
July 1874 aged 68 years. Francis Keenan died 7th March 1877 aged
KEENAN. Here lyeth the body of Roger Keenan
decd ..... A.D. 1762 aged 41 .... and his son.....(stone broken).
LANNAN. Erected by John
Lannan to the memory of his father Tarance who died 1869 aged 79
years Also his wife Catherine ----- aged 45 years. (a recent
attachment to the stone) In loving memory of Mary Leonard died 20th
Jan. 1996 aged 83 years. R.I.P.
LANNON. Here lies the body
of William Lannon who departed this life June 1st 1800 Aged 90
MC LOUGHLIN. Beneath
this stone are deposited the remains of Isabella Mc Loughlin who
resigned her soul to eternity July the 3rd A.D.1817 aged 37 years.
As a token of filial affection this stone was erected by her son
.......... ........... [Descendants of this woman were constantly
jibed about the religious change which had occurred in their
family since the time this stone was erected. As a result two
stonemason descendants returning home from Belleek with a certain
amount of drink obliterated part of the stone with chisels.]
MAGEE. Beneath are
deposited the remains of Francis Magee who died 22nd Janry 1859
aged 57 years. Also his son Francis who died 5th December 1879
aged 23 years.
MAGEE. Pray for the soul of John Magee who died
April 15th 1902 aged 92 years also Isabella Magee who died March
10th 1902 aged 67 years.
MAGOLDRICK. Here lyeth
the body of Edward Magoldrick who dyed March 6th 1732 aged 47
MAGOLUCK. Pray for ye
soul of Farril Magoluck who departed July 16th 1799 aged 40 years.
MAGOLRICK. Here lies
the body of Felix Magolrick who died Jan 1st 1777 aged 84 yrs also
in memory of his daughter.
MAGOLRICK. Here lyeth the body of Knogher
Magolrick who depd this life May 1st 1799 aged 7 years also his
father Thomas Magolrick who depd. this life …..
MAGUIRE. Here lyeth Denis
Maguire who departed this life Jan 24th 1780 aged 50 years.
MAGUIRE. To the memory of Patrick Maguire who
depd. this life September 17th 1806 aged 23 years.
MAGURIN. Here lies the
body of Hugh Magurin in memory of his father John Magurin who
departed this life November the 22nd 1843 aged 63 years.
MEGARAGLE. Here lies
the body of Michael Megargle who depd this life Novbr 26th 1803
age 30 years also Owen Megargle.
MULDOON. Erected in
memory of Edward Muldoon who departed this life Decr 27th
1911 aged 33 years.
MULRONE. Here lies the
body of Sarah Mulrone who departed this life February the 20th
1778 aged 45.
MULRONE. In loving memory of Thomas Mulrone who
died Novr 20th 1870 aged 70 years. Also his wife
Margaret Mulrone died August 2nd 1869 aged 56 years.
O’NEILE. This erected in
memory of Barnaby O’Neile who departed this life 9th
August 1791 aged 7 years. Also in memory of his father Henry O’Neile
who departed this life April 8th 1814 aged 72 years.
QUIN. Erected by Thomas,
Michael, Owen and Patrick Quin for and in memory of their father
Michael Quin who departed this life Dec. 23rd 1788 aged
48 years. Also in memory of Bridget Quin daughter to the above
Thomas who departed this life March 15th 1809 aged 4
QUIN. Erected in memory of Hugh Quin who
departed this life Sept. the 15th 1808 aged 60 years.
QUIN. Erected by Thomas Quin in memory of
Michael Quin and posterit who departed this life Decr. 23rd
1788 aged 48 years. ?? (this one looks very like the second one
SLEVIN. Erected by James
Slevin of Drumanillar in memory of his brother Patrick Slevin who
died May 14th 1867 aged 22. (adjoining below)
SLEVIN. Patrick Slevin aged 22 years. Member of
the Fenian Brotherhood died as a result of ill-treatment in jail
14th May 1867. Remember them with pride.
SLEVIN. Erected in memory of John Slevin who
departed this life the 22nd of April 1808 aged 46
SLEAVIN. Erected in
memory of Patrick Sleavin who departed this life March 28th
1808 aged 56 years.
SMITH. Here lyes the body
of Thos. Smith who died Jany 16th 1771 aged 35 years.
TUTHILL. Erected by Hugh
Tuthill …. In memory of his beloved wife Mary Tuthill who
departed this life September 10th 1866 aged 39 years.
submitted by John Cunningham, June