Coolkerry Church Photographs, Co. Laois (Queen’s Co.)

Co. Laois (Queen’s Co.),

According to Lewis Topographical Dictionary (1837) : COOLKERRY, a parish, in the barony of UPPER OSSORY, QUEEN’S county, and province of LEINSTER, 1 mile (E. by S.) from Rathdowney, on the road to Castledurrow; containing 375 inhabitants…..

In the R. C. (Roman Catholic) divisions the parish forms part of the union or district of Aghavoe.”

These photographs were taken Oct, 2008.

Coolkerry Gravestone Transcriptions – these were read in the 1996-1998 period before I began photographing.