Errill; Clandonagh Barony; Rathdowney Parish; Donaghmore Poor Law Union/Registration District.
Notes from Laois Archaeological Survey
OS 27:15:3 (650,117) ‘St Kieran’s Ch (in Ruins), Grave Yard) OD 300-400 22214,17802
Church: A late medieval Church (dims 16.9m E-W, 8.8m N-S, Wall T. 1.1m) Features include a doorway towards W end of S wall, and a splayed chamfered round headed window at E end. Some pieces of cut stone have been reused as gravemarkers in th esurrounding sub-rectangular graveyard. National Monument No. 113 (Harbison 1970, 139-140). 27:24, 9-11-1990
Fox: In/loving memory of/Catherine Fox/Castlefleming/died 25th April 1955/aged 51 years/Her husband/James/died 29 Jan 1982/aged 84 years/Their son James/died 4 June 1993/aged 62 years/RIP/ Base of Stone Houlihan on side
Brophy: Sweet Jesus Have mercy top of headstone/In loving memory of/Samuel Brophy/Harristown Rathdowney/died 25th Aug 1965/aged ?/His daughters /Margaret Brophy/died 22nd May 1951/aged 18 years/Mary Kavanagh (nee Brophy)/died in England 24th Aug 1984/Anastacia Brophy /died in infancy/His wife Mary Brophy/died 28th Feb 1993 aged ?2 years/RIP Side of stone: T Ryan Roscrea
Brophy: Smaller stone beside this same plot/In loving memeory/of/Richard Brophy/died 17th May 1950 aged 59 years/Patrick Brophy/died 3rd Feb 1972 aged 86 years/RIP
Moylan: In loving memory /of/John Moylan/Ballagh, Errill/Also his wife/Margaret/RIP/erected by their daughter Julia/& family
Tynan: Three stones Family Plot. In loving memory of/Mary Tynan/Kylehaw, Errill/died 14th July 1993 aged 79 years/Her grandson Philip/died 9th June 1984 aged 14 years/Her husband John/died 20th Jan 1996 aged 89 years/RIP/Erected by her husband and family/Pym Roscrea on side
In Loving memory /of/Thomas Tynan/Lisduff, Errill/died Oct. 15th 1975, /aged 82 years/His sister, Anastacia/died June 24th 1939/and his parent/his wife Mary(Jo)/died Oct 7th 1977/RIP/Erected by his wife and family
In loving memory of/Kathleen Tynan,/Lisduff, Errill/died 28th may 1997 aged 60 years/Rest in peace
Dowling: In loving memory of/Thomas Dowling/Dronard, Clonmore/who died Dec 24th 1941/aged 63 years/Also his wife Mary Anne/died 28th May 1976 aged 80 years/Erected by the Dowling Family Knockardgannon/RIP
Grimes: In/Loving memory /of/William Grimes, Clonboo/ands his wife Catherine/and their sons/Richard, James, Joseph/Also their son Laurence/who died 14th aug 1974 /aged 69 years/and his son James Gabriel/died 15th March 1959…..aged 17 years/Alice wife of Laurence/died 17th Feb 1988 aged 75 years/RIP
Grimes: In memory of/William Grimes/Oldtown/died 23 Oct. 1922/RIP
Bray: In /Loving Memory/of/Joseph Bray, Bryon/which died 22nd Dec 1927/aged 65 years/also/to the memory of/his father and mother/ad three sisters/Mary, Bridget and Anne/RIP
Bryan: Erected by/Joseph Bryan Borohan/In memory of his/Grandfather Richard Bryan /who died Aug. 6th 1887/and also his wife Mary/Bryan who died/Nov., 1883
Morrissey/Fogarty: In /Loving memory of/Edward Morrissey/Knockardcannon/who died 10th March 1951/his wife Bridget/who died 22nd April 1959/his daughter Nora Fogarty/who died 19th Jan 1960/His son James who died 18th Dec. 1967/his sons Michael/who died 10th March 1975/Edward died 20th May 1985/John died 25th Nov. 1985/William Fogarty died 30-11th 1990/RIP
O’Hanlon: In loving memory /of /John O’Hanlon, /Curraganeen/who died 15th Dec. 1965, /aged 71 years/His wife Mary/died 30th Jan 1987/aged 95 years/RIP/Erected by his wife and family
Hanlon: In loving memory of /Daniel Hanlon, Grogan/died 25th Jan 1930/Also his wife Ellen Hanlon/died 19th Jan 1951/their son Richard Hanlon/died 12th May 1934/RIP
Whelan: In loving memory /of/Daniel Whelan/Clonmeen Wood/died 22nd Sept 1951 aged 79 years/His wife Bridget/died 1st march 1960 /aged 94 years/Their son, Daniel/died 29th Oct 1980 aged 70 years/John Whelan/died 11th May 1983 aged 76 years/RIP
Behan: In loving memory/of/Nora Behan, Ballagh/died 1st Dec 1973/aged 75 years/her husband Thomas/died 1st Dec. 1985 aged 86 years/RIP
Guilfoyle: In hoc vigno ../Erected by Anne Guilfoyle /of Templequane/to the memory of her beloved husband /James Guilfoyle /who departed this life Sept 9th 1859/aged 66 years/Deeply and deservedly/regretted by a numerous/circle of friends
Guilfoyle: Sacred to the memory of Daniel /Guilfoyle, Wiathdowney who departed/this life May 2nd 1827 aged 31 years/Also his brother Pat Guilfoyle who/departed this life Dec. 26tg 1806 aged 21 years
Guilfoyle: Thy Will be Done/Erected in memory of/Michael & Mary Guilfoyle /& family/Templequeain, Errill/Daniel Guilfoyle/died 21st Sept 1956/Josephine Guilfoyle/died 28th Aug 1984/RIP.
O’Meara: In/Loving memory of/James O’Meara, Ballagh/died 13th July 1949, aged 82 years/his wife Annie/died 6th Dec 1963, aged 71 yrs/his brothers, Jeremiah/died 1st Dec 1956, aged 91 years/William/died 2nd Feb 1960, aged 84 yrs/ his daughter Margaret /died 22nd Nov 1918/aged 5 yrs/third daughter/Helen/died 15th Jan 1983 aged 67 yrs./RIP/Erected by their family
Bergin: In loving memory/of/John Bergin, Coolowley,/who died 26th march 1974/aged 79 yrs/also his son Sean/ who died in infancy/his wife Bridget/died 27th Jan 1979, aged 79 yrs/RIP
Guilfoyle: In loving memory/of/ Martin Guilfoyle/Clon…/who died 23rd Feb 1930/and his wife Bridget/died 30th march 1954/RIP/Erected by/ their son Ned.
Conroy: In/loving memory/of/Michael Conroy/Rathdowney/who died Nov 20th 189?/also his infant daughter/Mary/his son Joseph/who died Feb 17th 1907/aged 36 yrs/his son Patrick /who died Feb 20th 1913/aged 50 yrs/his daughter Elizabeth /who died Jan 29th 1924/aged 55 yrs/Oh Jesus have mercy on them/RIP/His grandson/Michael C. Conroy/died July 30th 1968/aged 67 yrs/erected by his daughter Margaret.
New Plaque at base of stone: May A. beloved wife of Patrick/died 22nd Dec 1975, aged 93 yrs/their daughter Margaret/died 24th Jan 1997, aged 88 yrs.
Gleeson: The Gleeson Family/John died 1956/Edward 1956/Philip 1964/Their parents/ Joseph 1936/Laura 1934/RIP
Keys: In loving memory of/Joseph Keys, Borrohane, Errill/died 10th April 1965/His wife Sarah died 20th march 1978/their son Joseph died 21 Nov 1978/Erected by their family
Delaney: In/loving memory of/John Delaney/Ballymeelish, Ballybrophy/died 5th Dec 1949/his brother Jeremiah died 1 Oct 1919/RIP/Erected by his daughter Kathleen.
Phelan/Mahon/Guilfoyle: Erected by Matthew Phelan of Kyle/in memory of his father/Michael Phelan/.who died 28th Nov 1866 aged 84 yrs/also his mother Mary Phelan (alias Guilfoyle),/who died 28th May 1876 aged 78 yrs/and his sister Bridget who died 28th/ march 1848 aged 15 yrs/also his sister Mrs. M. Mahon. died in London/ October 1875 aged 30 yrs.
Costigan: In loving memory of/Annie Costigan/Grogan/died 2nd Sept 1931/RIP/Erected by her loving daughter Sadie.
Costigan/Delaney: In loving memory of/Edward Costigan/Borohan/died 11 Aug 1902/his wife Nora/died 20 March 1937/their daughters/ Mary died 16th April 1930/Julia Delaney died 13th Nov 1981/and her husband William Delaney/died 28th Sept 1970/May they rest in Peace.
Costigan: In loving memory of/John Costigan/Castlegrogan, Errill/died 14th March 1964/and his wife Mary Anne/ died 13th April 1977/RIP
Moore: Erected by/John Moore, Borohan/In memory of his wife Marcella/died June 17th 1970 aged 43 yrs/Also his father Patrick/died Oct 6th 1964 aged 83 yrs/His mother Teresa /died Nov 9th 1973 aged 79 yrs/his son Alan died April 21st 1991 aged 27 yrs/RIP
Bannon: In loving memory of/Margaret Bannon, Oldtown/died 6th may 1933/her son Michael died 9th Nov 1947/Her husband Daniel/died 14th March 1961/RIP/Erected by their son and Daughter
O’Dea: In fond remembrance/of a loving husband and father/John O’Dea, Clonmeen/who died 18th Jan 1980/agd 73 yrs/His father Kieran/died 18th Jan 1951/His mother Mary Anne/died 23rd May 1931/RIP
Bourke: In loving memory/of/Elizabeth Bourke/TullanacJames, Templetouhy/who died 19th March 1906/RIP
Maher/Cooney: In/Loving memory /of our parent/Maria Maher/Clonmore/died 26th May 1921 aged 79 yrs/Patrick/died 6th June 1928 aged 86 yrs/also our brothers/Patrick /died 2nd Aug 1930 aged 48 yrs/Joseph/died 11 May 1938, aged 64 yrs/Thomas Maher/Clonmore/. Died 14th April 1944 aged 72 yrs/Thomas Cooney/Kylledellig/died 28th July 1962 aged 86 yrs/his wife Isabella Cooney nee Maher/died 27th Aug 1964 aged 88 yrs/My Jesus Mercy
Bergin: In loving memory of/Teresa Bergin/Lisnorougha/died 21 Sept 1945 aged 21 yrs/her father James/died 2 Oct 1958 aged 85 yrs/Her mother Teresa/died 5 July 1971 aged 85 yrs/Joseph Bergin /died in infancy/their son Patrick/died 16 Feb 1992 aged 78 yrs/RIP
Kirwan: Erected/by/Philip Kirwan/Rathdowney/in memory of his wife/ Anne ?? who died 25th March 1899/and their children/ also his parents Michael & Mary Kirwan. Kilbreedy and the members of their family who are interred here. Also the above/ Philip Kirwan/who died 4th Nov.1936/also Philpi…whio died 7th May 1966/his wife Lena Kirwan who died ..May 1968
Guidera: Erected in /memory of /Patrick Guidera, Clonmore/died 4th June 1941/aged 65 yrs/and his parents/James & Margaret Guiidera/died 2nd March 1919 and 3rd Nov 1915. His sister Mary died Nov 1984
Moran: Erected/Jeremiah Moran Coolwaley/in memory of his father and mother/John and Ellen Moran/also his brothers/James, Thomas, and William and Martin Moran
Whyte: In loving memory/ of/John Whyte, Errill/who died 29th Sept 1959/his wife Norah/died 15th April 1967/his brother Andrew/died 3rd April 1965/and his wife Sarah/died 23rd Sept 1975/also Julia Whyte/died 24th May 1986 RIP
Whyte/Hennessy: Sacred to/the memory/ of John Whyte of Errill/who died 2nd May 1881/aged 89 yrs/also his wife Elizabeth who died 10th march 1838/aged 36 years. Also to the /memory of his second wife/Mary who died 1st April 18?5/aged 60 yrs/ and his daughter/Mrs, Hennessy/died 10th April 1882/aged 34 yrs.
Behan/Feely: In loving memory/of/my dear wife/Margaret Behan/who died 16th July 1945/aged 22 yrs/RIP
Bottom of this stone: In loving memory of our /dear father Thomas Feely/also our dear mother Mary Feely – unreadable
Lalor/Lawler: Erected by/Michael Lalor, Coolawley/in memory of his father/Daniel Lalor/also his son/Jeremiah/died Oct 30th 1874, aged 17/and his deceased/friends/Patrick Lawler died Sept 12th 1920 aged 53/his wife Margaret/died June 23rd 193, aged 52/their son Michael/died Jan 5th 1986 aged 67/RIP
Keane/McDonall/Gray: In loving memory of/Patrick Keane, Castlefleming/died 28th Jan 1984 /aged 69 yrs/ Gap on stone: John McDonall/died 5th Nov 1959 aged 79 yrs/ his wife Mary Anne/ died 21st Apil 1970 aged 86 yrd/ Their daughter Rita/died 26th Sept 1937 aged 12 yrs/Also Frank & Margaret Gray & family RIP
Unknown: In loving memory /of/ John & ????/Castlefleming/RIP
Keyes: Family Plot ; Three stones: In Loving memory of/Sister Veronica Keyes,/died 30th Oct 19…./Her brother Joseph Keyes/died 1936 aged 1.5yrs/RIP
Middle Stone: Erected by/John Keyes, Pattison…./in loving memory /of his father /William Yeys/88 yrs/and his mother Catherine/….52 yrs.
Third stone In loving memory of/William Keyes/Monamondra/1938/aged 76 yrs/his wife Margaet/died 26th Sept /their daughter-in-law Mary/died June 1972/RIP erected by their son Patrick
Carey: In loving memory of/Peter Carey/Castlefleming/died 25th May 1991, aged 71 yrs/his parents/John died 1954/Catherine died 1946/Erected by his loving wife Elizabeth & Daughter Mary.
Wheeler: Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on us/In memory of/Sarah Wheeler/who died /4 April 1963/aged 80 yrs/RIP
Ryan: In loving memory/of/John Ryan, Kyleahaw/died May 28th 1904/aged 74 /his wife Mary /died March 7th 1919/aged 83 yrs/their son/Michael/died 9th Nov 1891/aged 12 yrs/Ellen McEvoy Nee Ryan/died 26th April 1958/aged 76 yrs/William Michael Ryan/died 25th August 1971 aged 88 yrs/RIP/Erected by their children. Base of stone: Julia Ryan/died 18th August 1991 aged 85.
Hennessy: Sacred Heart of Jesus/Have mercy on the soul of/James Hennessy/died Jan 31st 1967 aged 55 yrs/his parent Micheal & Ellen/his brothers Martin & Michael/and sister Julia/
In loving memory of Joseph….18th July 19..
Butler: In loving memory /of/ Butler/ 1944
Ryan/Campion: In loving memory of Edward Ryan.Templequain died 31st. May 1931 Aged 60 years. Joseph Ryan. Kyle./died 2nd December 1938 aged 68 years. His wife Margaret died 1st May 1954 aged 84 years. Their children Margaret died 25th June 1925 aged 15 years, Annie Campion/died 26th July 1926 aged 20 years Fran died 5th February 1935 aged 26 year./RIP
Dowling: In loving memory of Thomas Dowling/ Clonmeen who did 28th July 1938 His wife Anne died 14th Dec 1945, their sons Mathew died 20th Jan 1969 his wife Anne died 14th Dec 1945 their sons Edward died 18th April 1982, Anne died 27th Nov 1973. Let them rest in Peace. RIP. Erected by their daughter Margaret
Dowling: In loving memory ofCatherine Dowliing Monamonra/ died Mar. 29th 1956, aged 69 years./Timothy Dowling died May 1960 aged 81 years/Mick Dowling died 23rd March Holy Thursday 1989 aged 68 years/RIP.
Gaffney: In loving memory of Thomas Gaffney Kylemulawn/died 20th October 1935,/aged 65/his wife Theresa died 24th August/1952/Thieir son john Co??? died 4 December 1957/their daughter who died young/also their grandchildren who died in /their son Thomas died 7 February 1990/1990-RIP
In loving memory of/a dear wife and mother/Kathleen Hradudth /groganeseescre/died 18th July 1996/aged 66 years. /Rest In Peace
In loving memory of/my dear wife/Joesphine/Kielymeen?
In loving memory of Edward Ryan.Tenplequain died 31st. May 1931 Aged 60 years. Jaseph Ryan. Kyle./died 2nd December 1938 aged 68 years. his wife Margaret died 1st May 1954 aged 84 years. Their children Margaret died 25th June 1925 aged 15 years, Annie Campion/died 26th July 1926 aged 20 years Fran died 5th Februarly 1935 aged 26 year./RIP
In loving memory of Thomas Dowling/ Clonmeen who deid 28th July 1938 Hs wife Anne died 14th Dec 1945, their sons Mathew died 20th Jan 1969 his wife Anne died 14th Dec 1945 their sons Edward died 18th April 1982, Anne ded 27th Nov 1973. Let them rest in Peace. RIP. Erected by their daughter Nargale.
In loving memory ofCatherine Dowliing Monamonra/ died Mar. 29th 1956, aged 69 years./timothy Dowling died May 1960 aged 81 years/Mick Dowling died 23rd MArch hollythersday 1989 aged 68 years/RIP.
In loving memory of Thomas Gaffney/????/died 20th october 1935 aged 65/
In loving memory of Thomas Gaffney Kylemulawn/died 20th October 1935,/aged 65/his wife theresa died 24th August/1952/Thieir son john Co??? died 4 December 1957/their daughter who died young/also their grandchildren who died in /their son Thomas died 7 February 1990/1990-RIP
In loving memory of/a dear wife and mother/Kathleen Hradudth /groganeseescre/died 18th July 1996/aged 66 years. /Rest In Peasce
In loving memory of/my dear wife/Joesphihe/Kielymeen?