Walshestown Cemetery

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situated outside Mullingar Co. Westmeath.

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From earliest Christian times in Ireland religious establishments were to be found in what is now the Parish of Mullingar. Traces of those establishments still exist in place-names and as graveyards - Kilpatrick, Kilbride, Kilronan, Kilbreeda, Kenny, Marlinstown, Hopestown, Lynn, and Portloman . It is impossible to say when these churches were founded, and indeed, the date of the erection of the first Church at Walshestown cannot be determined with precision.

The 1837 Ordnance Survey 6" map (sheet18) shows a T shaped church on the same site, but names it (in error) as "Mountain R. C. Chapel" . The 1837 map does not indicate a graveyard in the church grounds. A large tombstone in the centre of the church marks the resting place of Christopher Flemming who died in May 1807. An Electors ' List of 1832 shows the Flemming family as living in Slanemore.

It appears that burials commenced in Walshestown in the mid 19th century. The earliest date found was 1824 on a Gerety stone, but this may only commemorate a young man who died in that year. However there are two headstones bearing date 1855 (Casey, O'Neill), and several in the 1856 to 1859 period.

A big extension to the churchyard was consecrated by Most Rev. Thomas Nulty, Bishop of Meath, on October 2Yd 1892, and it appears the Church was also extended around that period, as the  1914 O.S. map shows a cross-shaped "R. C. Church".  "Walshestown School" is also shown in the  angle -between  the  Ballynacargy  Road  and  the Ballyboy road, and the churchyard extends into the townland of Slanemore.

A map, prepared  about 1925 exists in Cathedral Archives  of the "new extension" and shows sections "A" to "K". This map has been followed in preparing the list of Memorials and sketch plan. Additional letters from “L to W” have been allocated to the older and newer sections, but this is only for ease of identification of various areas. Many of the old residents are still remembered in. sections of the churchyard. For instance "Finnegans"  was  on  'the  Ballynacargy roadside, "Ledwiths " is now incorporated in the Slanemore section, whilst Mulready's Garden" , on the Ballyboy road was  added in  1949.

During Lent 2001, Thomas Cassidy and Micheal Conlon recorded all the readable headstones.. A book exists listing all the current people interred in the cemetery and the location of their grave. This book is available on this website (under the "Resident Details" and "Headstone Data" tabs) to search for the location of individual people interred in the graveyard.

One of the more famous residents in the graveyard is the original "Westmeath Bachelor" Joe Dolan. Joseph "Joe" Francis Robert Dolan (16 October 1939 – 26 December 2007) was known for his association with showbands and for his innovative style and high pitched singing voice, he had a wide appeal with many international fans. His energetic and charismatic stage performances were well known as was his long standing advertising slogan: "There's no show like a Joe show". He was generally regarded as the greatest international star produced by the Irish showband era. The only Irish singer to reach the Top Ten in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, Dolan was a constant presence on the hit parade in Ireland and overseas.

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Walshestown Church 

 

INDEX to MEMORIALS  in WALSHESTOWN  CHURCHYARD.
A ALLARD 83
ALLEN 1, 28,  107,  110,  148,
B
BACON  28
BALLESTY  83
BANNON  1, 28, 42, 83
BARR  131
BEHAN 27
BEIRNE 78
BENNETT 83
BERKLEY  108
BIRMINGHAM    173
BRADLEY 71, 150
BRADY  59
BRANNON 56, 56
BRENNAN 1, 2, 27, 68, 78, 96, 108, 109,  131,  132,
BRENNEN 68, 68
BROOKS 173, 173
BROSNAN 84, 80
BROUGHAN 157 157
BROWNE 94, 94
BUCKLEY 22,  29,  84,
BURKE  56,  68,  84,  109,  148,
BURNE  109
BYRNE 1, 2, 27, 29, 85, 109, 110, 132
c
CAFFERTY 157,
CAHlLL 1,  3,  29,  102,  106,
CALLAGHAN 148,
CANTON 30,  110, 145,
CAREY 149,
CAROLAN 84,  147,  175,
CARROLL 38,  102,
CASEY 3,  27,  30,  56,  57, 58,  69,  85,  111, 120, 132, 149, 162, 173, 174
CASHIN 53,
CASSERELY 3,
CASSIDY 69,  112,  175,
CAVANAGH 141,
CHARLES 106,
CLARKE 62,  72,  96,  103,
CLEARY 4,  30,  31,  39,  58,
COFFEY 4,  31,  149,
COLEMAN 59,
COLGAN 112,
COMMONS  4,
CONNAUGHTON   4,  85,  86,  94,
CONNELL 69,  113,
CONNELLAN 35,
CONNOLLY 5,  96,
CONNOR 113,
COOKE 27,
COONEY 11,  171,
CORROON 29,
COUGHLAN 32,
cox 32,  162.
COX-REYNELL    86,
COYLE 5,
COYNE 162,
CREAMER 62,  96,
CREHAN 14,
CRIBBIN 115,
CROSBY 5,  94,
CROUGHAN 113,
CROWLEY 5,
CUMMINS 32,
CURLEY 157,
CURRAN 70,  196,
CURTIS 27,
D   
DALTON 70, 71, 132
DALY 17, 33,  34,  97,  113,  114,  144, 149, 163, 175, 176
DARCY 33,  114,  120,  133,
DARGAN 86,
DAVIS 34,  44,
DAVITT 75,
DELAMERE 6,
DENNISON 16,
DERMODY 34,
DIBBS 41,  142,  143,
DIGNAM 6,
DOHERTY 70,  71,  117,  172,
DOLAN 34,  71,  115,  136,  163,  177,
DONLAN 153,
DONNELLY 16,  35,
DONOHOE 115,  195,
DONOHUE 72,  104,  144,
DOONER 116,
DOWD 87,
DOWDALL 35,
DOWNES 1,  35,  36,  116,  163,
DOYLE 71,  87,
DRUMGOOLE    117
DUIGAN 140,
DUIGNAM 6, 59, 116, 133
DUNCAN 7, 72, 163, 164
DUNICAN 109
E EDGEWORTH 140
EGAN 27, 117
EVANS 94
F
FAGAN 117,  118,  133,  157,
FALLON 37,  69,
FARRELL 7,  26,  36,  87,  103,  118,  172, 176, 177
FEELY 177,  178,
FENTON 100,
FINNERAN 164,
FITZGERALD 104
FITZ GERALD 164
FITZPATRICK 8
FITZSIMONS 158
FLOOD 196
FLYNN 26, 158
FOGARTY 163
FULTON 72,
G

GALAHER 141
GALLAGHER 8, 59, 73, 118, 119, 134
GARLAND 134,
GAVAGAN 141,
GAVAN 88,
GAVIGAN 88, 97,  141,
GAYE 158,
GAYNOR 73, 150,
GEOGHEGAN 37,  91,  104,  119,
GERETY 120, 134,
GERITY 120,
GILLAN 9,
GILLIGAN 134,  150,
GILLIVAN 60,  150,
GILMORE 1,  178,  179,
GILROY 88,
GLENNON 135,
GLYNN 165,
GOGARTY 43,
GRAY 100,
GREEN 120,
GREY 9,
GRJMES 151,
GUNNING 84,
HAHESY 115,  135,
H

HALLIGAN 89,
HALTON 73,  151,
HAM 74, 88,  121,
HAMILTON 187
HAND 9,
HANLON   38,
HANLY 60,
HARFORD    152,
HARLIN 60
HAYES 27
HEALY 37,  74,  158, 174, 179
HEELAN 27
HENEHAN  61,
HEWITT 74,
HICKEY 38,  105,
HINDS 180,
HOEY 38,
HOGAN 9,
HORAN 180,
HUGHES 39,
HYLAND 165,
I
J JOHNSTON    150,
JOYCE 74,
K

KANE 89,  122,  195,
 KAVANAGH    180,
 KEAN 121,
 KEANE 61,  75,  115,  151,  158,
 KEARNEY 10,  39,  141,  151,  165,
 KEELAN 1,  61,  158,
 KEENA 15,  39,  40,  122,
 KEENAN 165,
 KELLeGHAN 135,
 KELLAGHAN   10,  40,   195,
KELLY 10,  26,  40,  60,  75,  142,  159,
KENNEDY 4,  62,  172,
KENNY 40,  122,  123,  180,  181,
KEOGH 181,
KERRIGAN 1,  10,  75,  123,  178,  181, 182,
KIERAN 100,
KIERNAN 41,  97,  165, 182,
KILLIAN 41,  152,  173,  176,
KINAHAN 26,
KING 104,  182,
KINNlFF 142,
KIRWAN 11,  123,
KNIGHT 117,
L

LACEY 138,
LAFFOY 159,
LAWSON 6,
LEAVY 11,  42,  62,  124,  162,
LEDWITH 89,  90,
LENNON 11,
LESTRANGE 11,  42,  76,
LOANE 100
LOGWOOD 142
LORAN 142,
LYDON 42,
LYNAM 42,  43,   44,  95,  155,  166,
LYNCH 44,  45,  109,  148,
LYNN 12,  63,
LYONS 32,  124,  183,
M

MACKEN 12,  26,  166,  195,
MACKIN 196,
MAGUIRE 13,  143,  148,  153,  159,
MAHER 51,  76,  153,  183,
MAHON 48,
MALONE 95,
MANGAN 153,
MARTIN 45,
MEEHAN 145,
MEMNAGH 13,
MOLLOY 13,  124,  154,  183,  197,
MOLONEY 76,
MOORE 184
MORAN 46,  91,  98,  105,  135,
MORRISSEY 77,
MULDERRY 89,
MULHANNON    149,
MULHOLLAND       184,
MULLALLY   1, 46,  47, 185,
MULLEN 77, 122,  129,  159,  166,
MULLIGAN 77, 106,
MULREADY 78, 286
MULVANEY 86
MULVIHILL 136
MULVIN 1, 47
MURPHY 43, 102
MURRAY  6,  13,  125,  190,
MURREY  63
MURTAGH 14,  28,  186,
Mc

McCAFFREY 167,
McCANN 14,
McCARTHY 27
McCONNELL 98
McCORMACK   1, 14, 15,  17,  47,  64,  78, 125, 154, 186, 187
McCORMICK 125, 167
McCRUM 48
McDERMOTT 15, 75, 187
McDONALD 48, 129
McDONNELL 16, 79, 137
McEVOY 112
McGANN 79
McGIFF 187
McGONIGAL 188
McGOVERAN 143
McGOVERN 143
McGRATH 136, 188
McGREEVY 48, 195
McHUGH 49, 154
McINTEE 16
McKEAND 179
McKEOGH 136
McKEON 79
McLARNEY 188
McLOUGHLIN 25, 150, 154
McMAHON 48
McMANUS 16,
McNABOE 64,
McQUILLAN 27,
N

NALLY 17,  49,  90,  105,  144,
NAUGHTON 17,  144,
NERNEY 105
NEWCOMEN 141,
NEWMAN 141,
NOLAN 49,  126,  160,
NOONEY 90,
NUGENT 49,
0

O'BRIEN 18,  50,  91,  110,  195,
O'CALLAGHAN   50,  101, 160,
O'CONNOR 145,
O'DONNELL 98, 167,
O'DONOVAN 189,
O'FARRELL 27,
O'FLANAGAN 34,
O'KEEFFE 51,
0 NEILL 27, 101, 137
O'REILLY 1,  53,  73, 99, 126
ORMSBY 154,
O'ROURKE 145
O'SHAUGHNESSY  91,
O'TOOLE 185,
OWENS 137,
P
PHELAN 145,
PIERCE 21,
POWER 191,
PRENDERGAST    18,
PRICE 137,
PURCELL 65, 189.
PURDON 155,
Q  

QUINN  1,  65,  127,  145,
 QUIRKE 167,
R

RAINEY 80,
RALEIGH 51,
REGAN 87,
REILLY 126, 128,  146,  189,
REYNOLDS 127,  160,  189,
RHYNE 91,
ROBINSON 171,
ROCHE 18,
ROCHFORT  19
RODGERS 168,
RONAN 19,  33,
ROONEY    19,  20,  51,  190,
ROSS    20,  95,
RUSSELL   138,  146,  147,
RYAN    2,  20,  21,  146,  168,
RYLANDS   52,
s
SCAIFE 190,
SCALLY 80,  91,  168
SEERY 60,  66,  92,  193,
SEXTON 80
SHANE 92
SHAW 1,  21,  66,  67,  92,  106, 160, 197, 198
SHERIDAN 159
SHIEL 127, 128
SKINNIAN 146, 147,
SLEVIN 93,
SMALLHORNE 155
SMITH 168,
SMYTH 1,  52,  81,  138,  147,
SPOLLEN 60,  191,
STENSON 81,  92,  128,
STUART 138,
SULLIVAN 93,  161,  190,
T
TAAFFE 52,  53, 106, 128, 155, 190, 191
TANDY 22,
TEEHAN 72,
TONE 81,
TOOLIN 53,
TORMEY 147,
TROY 53,
TUITE 22,  53, 129, 156
TUOHY 67,
TYNAN 63,  99,
TYNDALL 169,
TYRRELL 91,
U
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VIZE 191,
w
WADE 93,
WALLACE 22,  72,  93,  130,  191,  192,
WALSH 18, 23,  54,  82,  86,  130,  192,
WARD 149,  169,
WEAFER 82,  169,
WEIR 23,  51,  54,  192,  194,  198
WELDON 139,
WELLHAM 193,
WHELAN 161, 193
WHELEHAN   24,  76,  147,  161,
WHYTE 24,  170,
WIDDIS 25,  124,
WIER 124,  194,
WIRE 196,
WOODS 25,
WYBORN 141,
WYSE 25,  55,
X Y  Z

This is a map of the cemetery showing the various sections referenced in the book

Walshestown Cemetry Map

 

The following are thevarious sections from the book detailing the names and locations of the various headstones in the cemetery

Walshestown Churchyard Book Complete (PDF - 2 MB)

Walshestown Churchyard Book Complete (Word - 1 MB)

 

Sections

 

"       "A"   - South-West Plot = West of Gate on Ballynacargy road.

"       “B” -West Plot Inside of Plot "A".

"       "C" - North- West Plot - North -West of Church .

"       "D" -West of Church, and immediately inside Plot "E".

"       "E" -South-West Plot - East of Gate on Ballynacargy road

"       "F" -Single Row of Plots, East of Gate on Ballynacarg;1road .

"      ''G" -Single Row of Plots, West of Gate on Ballynacargy road.

"      ''H'' -Single Row of Plots, A.Jong ·western mearning.

"       "K" -Single Row of Plots, North-West of Church.

"       "L" -"Belfry" Section -Memorials facing North.

"       "M" -South Plot along Mullingar and Ballyboy roads.

"       "N'' -   "Belfry" Section - Memorials facing East.

"       "P - "Immediately West of Church.

"       "R" - New Section –Far North-West Corner .

"       "S" New Section -North West.

"      “T" -  Small Triangle -North-West at Church.

"       ''W'' -  North Plot. - Along Ballyboy road, North of Church

"       “X” - Memorials in Church, and in immediate angles outside.
 

Due to the pressure on space for plots in the cemetery, the following is the policy in place for those seeking to bury a loved one in the graveyard.

As you maybe aware, a new Committee has been formed for Walshestown  Cemetery. Our first meeting was attended by Fr. Padraig McMahon, and at that meeting he informed us that there would be no further land purchased by the parish when the graveyard needs to be extended.  If land were to become available through fundraising by the parishioners of Walshestown, the question of planning permission would be an issue as we are in the catchment area for Lough Owel.

In view of these two major issues, the committee has taken the decision to try and limit the use of Walshestown graveyard to:

People living in the town land of Walshestown

Those who already have an existing family plot in Walshestown.

We do realise that this decision may not be welcomed by everyone, but due to the rapid rate at which the graveyard is filling up, we feel it is a priority at this point to ensure that the people of Walshestown can be buried in their local graveyard. Finally, we would like to add that Fr. McMahon and the other priests of the parish are aware of this decision and have assured us of their support.

 

We thank you in anticipation of your support.

Walshestown Cemetery Committee

Walshestown Cemetry

 

 

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