Aghnacross: Dysert Wooden Bridge
Aghcross: Slievemargy barony; Killabban parish; Mountmellick Poor Law Union/Registration District
Notes from Laois Archeological Survey:
OS 30:2:3 (434,533) ‘Dysart Ch. (in Ruins), Grave Yd.’ OD 400-500 24907,18267
Church Marked on the 1563 map f leix and offaly (Hore, 1863, f.p. 345). Associated with St. Monahan wh oded in 648 (Comerford 1866, vol. 3, 105-6). Within a roughly triangular graveyard, which is defined by an earthen bank (Wth. C. 1m, int.H c. 1.1m, ext. H c. 0.5m) from NE-SE, is a nave and chancel church (L c. 12.7m, Wth., c. 6.6m., wall T. c. 0.9m) built of roughly coursed limestone. Doorway and ope in N and S walls, and ope in W gable. The segmental chancel arch (Wth. C.2.5m) is constructed of sandstone. All visible headstones postdate 1700. Reference to a cross-base built into a wall at the road side (ibid.) but of which there is no visible trae.
Graveyard has been cleaned and restored? Some stones have silver paint on them. Most were legible.
Inside in body of church:
Ankitil??: 1636 / Heere lyeth the Bodye / of Francis Ankitil who / dyed the 7 of September.
Berry: In / loving memory of / John Berry / Knockbawn, Spink / died 11th Aug 1911 aged 67 yrs / also his wife Annie Berry / died 27th July 1938 aged 85 yrs / their children John Berry / died 27th Aug 1927 aged 29 yrs / James Berry / died 6th March 1953 aged 65 yrs / Mary Berry / died 18th Nov 1965 aged 75 yrs / Matthew Berry / Moyadd, Wolfhill / died 2nd March 1958 aged 67 yrs / and his wife Elizabeth Berry / died 20th Jan 1986 aged 89 yrs / and their son Martin Joe Berry / died 22nd Jan 1986 aged 63 yrs / R.I.P. / erected by their daughter / Anna Treacy and their Grandchildren / Matthew and John Berry.
Burke: In memory of / Fenton Burke / Aughnacross / who died on the / 8th November 1867 / aged 23 years / also William Burke / died 17th August 1808 / aged 58 years / and his wife Margaret / died 25th July 1916 / aged 70 years / their sons Fintan died 25th April 19??22??/ aged 67 years / Edward died 28 Aug 1958 aged 81 / Fintans wife Annie / died 20 Feb 1977 aged 92 yrs.
Campion: Sacred / to / the memory of / John Campion / Valleyfield, Ballinakill / died 5th June 1894 aged 75 years / also his son James / died 25th Oct 1904 aged 22 years / Kate Campion / died 15th Feb 1924 / R.I.P.
Coss: Erected by /Michael Coss / Newark U.S.A / in memory of his parents / Anthony Coss / of Upper Iron Mills / who died July 1846 / also his wife / Mary Coss nee McDonald / who died January 1893.
Doran: In loving memory / of / Patrick Doran (Dysart) / died 18th Jan 1976 aged 85 yrs / also his parents / Malackey & Kate Doran / R.I.P.
Duff: James Duff, Aughnacross / who died 13th March 1947 aged 65 yrs / and his wife Margaret / died 6th June 1956 aged 74 yrs.
Fleming: In memory of the / Fleming family / the last member to be / inferred here was / Malachy (Lag) / died May 1st 1964 aged 66.
Foyle: In loving memory / of / Patrick Foyle / Knock, Abbeyleix / died 19th June 1958 / aged 76 yrs / his wife Mary / died 15th May 1961 / aged 71 yrs / their sons Patrick & Martin / died young / John Foyle / died 30th Jan 1996 / aged 69 yrs / R.I.P. / erected by their son John / Foyle.
Berry: In/Loving Memory of/John Berry./Knockbawn, Spink./died 11th Aug 1911 aged 67 years./Also his wife Annie berry./did 27th July