Clomantagh Gravestone Transcriptions, Co. Kilkenny

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Small stone on side of a plot: BERGIN 1 : Sacred Heart of Jesus / Have mercy on the soul of / Richard Bergin, Kil?fahy / who died 12th March 1948 aged ?67 yrs / Also on the soul of his sister MARY / who died 24th Jan 1944 aged 78 yrs.

Small stone in grass, lichen covered BOURKE 1: In Loving Memory of / Bridget Bourke, Longfordpass / died 11th July 1974 aged 84 years / Also Matthew Bourke / died 13th Sept 1970 aged 88 years.

BOURKE 2: Old style stone, I.H.S. with sunburst Gloria in Excelsis Deo (around sunburst) / Erected by Wm Bourke in / memory of his father John / Bourke who depd this life / Augt 4th 179?5 aged ?x6 yrs / Also his son Richd Bourke / who depd Novr ?8th ??1812 aged (not on image)

BOURKE 3: Modern black marble stone (far side of church) In front of Old style I.H.S. stone – check Erected by / James and Patrick Bourke / In memory of their father / Richard, Jenkinstown / died 5th Feb, 1965 aged 78 yrs / Their mother Margaret / died 31st Jan 1966 aged 72 yrs / and their son / James (Jim) Bourke / died 24th Feb 1995 aged 78 yrs. Mother – Father on sides of this stone.

BOWE 1: Old style stone – maybe sunburst, maybe Gloria in Excelsis Deo on top Here lies the body of John Bowe / who depd this life August the XXXX ?17xx? agd ??? yrs / Lord have mercy on his soul. Amen.

BOWE 2: Old style stone again – different. Can’t see image properly on photo. Can’t read completely on photo …………………../ ……………………. Bowe who depd / ………….Also his / ………………Delany who depd / ………………………….Aged ???6 yrs. / Also his ……………

BRENNAN 1 CODY : Monument type stone. Pointy with cross on top. LHS of church body Side 1: In Memory of ;/Thomas Brennan / of / Clomanto / aged 42, / and his wife / Bridget Cody / aged 40, / and their Sons / Patrick, aged 20 / William, aged 21 / Thomas, aged ?x8 / Can’t read inscription at base

BYRNE 1: Simple stone. Shape of metal cross sideways at top. In Loving Memory of / Thomas Byrne / Newtown / died 10th June 1944 aged ?89 yrs / His wife Catherine / died 22nd Feb 1923 aged ?33 yrs / Their son Michael / died 23rd Oct 1932 aged 23 yrs / The Grandaughter Mary Esther / died 10th Feb 1944 aged ? 10 months

CAHIL 1 GRACE : Old style stone. Sunburst with I.H.S. / D. O. M. / Here Lieth the Body of / Kyran Cahil who died ?here / ye ??th 17?51 / agd 60 Yrs / (?also) his Wife Joan Cahil alias / Grace who died December / ye 26th 1760 Agd ? 56 Yrs / Also their son (can’t read rest on photo ‘cos of grass)

CALNEY 1 BURKE : Flat stone. – can’t read very well on photo.

CAN’T READ 1: Old style toppling over

CAN’T READ 2: Fallen flat, smallish with lichens on it. I.H.S. sunburst maybe…./ …./ …./ … Henry ?K… Who / …… this life August / ……./ ………../ ……eace Amen.

CAN’T READ 3: Old style, standing straight covered in white lichen. I.H.S. Sunburst and heart at top. ………../ …………/ ……….. dep / ………./ …………/ ……….. son ……/ etc, etc.

CAN’T READ 4: Up against church maybe. Smallish, rectangular. Think this one was at door frame, lichen covered.

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