Killaveney Old Cemetery: Whitefield

This cemetery rests on the site of a Penal era church where mass was celebrated by people and priests of Killaveney Parish.  The Penal church was burned on November 11th 1798 by Yeoman soldiers but was later rebuilt.  It was cruciform in style, with two transepts and a nave.  The present church of St. Kevin was built in 1843.

See below document listing tombstone inscriptions from the cemetery:

Aerial view of cemetery
Dedication stone erected in Jubilee year 2000
Photo by Ciarán J. O'Byrne

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  • Ciaran,

    Hello, my Great Grandfather was baptized at St. Kevin’s on Aug. 15, 1835 and my Great Grandaunt was baptized there on Mar. 13, 1839. Do you have any information regarding St. Kevin’s between the 1798 uprising and the rebuilding of the church in 1843? Thanks for your assistance! -John B.

    By John Matthew Byrne (03/04/2021)

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