Clonenagh Gravestone Transcriptions, Co. Laois

Clonenagh: (protestant Church outside Mountrath:

Note from Laois Archaeological Survey:
OS 17:2:3 (395,557) ‘Church (in Ruins) Grave yard’ OD 400-500 23878,19563
Church: A sixteenth century nave (Wth. C. 8.6m) and Chancel (L.c 8.9m, Wth c. 6.4m.) church built of roughly coursed sandstone and limestone rubble. The nave is only discernible at the cross wall. The E gable contains a two light sandstone window with tracery. It is a lightly hammer-dressed and has bar holes and grooves. The sandstone chancel arch (Wth. C. 3.55m., wall T. c. 1.4m) as a central rib of finely hammer dressed limestone. Immediately above the apex of the arch is a sandstone rectangular shaped window with a flat chamfered head. No original opes visible in N or S walls. A large number of un-inscribed grave markers and headstones, post 1700 in date, are visible in the surrounding sub-rectangular graveyard; also a block of sandstone with a skull and cross bones in relief, and a corbel with a human face. (Commerford 1886, vol. 3, 291-9)

Young:Family plot; In/Affectionate remembrance /of/Violet Levina Young/Sandymount, Dublin/Died 23rd August, 1986.//Aged 59 years./Samuel Richard Young/(Derrymore)/Died 27th Jan, 1989. Aged 76 years./Rachel Ann Young, The Beeches Mountrath/Died 8th oct, 1995. Aged 80 years.

Young/Hodgins: In/Affectionate Remembrance/of/john Young /Derrymore/who died Sept 30th, 1886 Aged 50 years./Also his wife/Ellen Young/who died Dec 25th, 1910 Aged 78 years./For them to live was Christ to die/again./and their son/Richard/who died Feb 28th 1935 Aged 72 years/Rachel Young/died Jan 12th 1950, Aged 72 years/her husband Samuel Young/died Dec 19th 1953. Aged 82 years/Rachel Hodgins/died April 8th 1957. aged 87 years/Alice young, died jan 26th 1967. Aged 91 years.