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PLEASE NOTE:     The list below details those burial grounds for which memorial inscriptions are available in print.

                  Click on highlighted burial grounds for details of inscriptions in that cemetery.

                   

                  Burial Records (as opposed to Memorial Inscriptions) are in brackets.

 

                  Please note the short list of relevant Co. Meath sources at the bottom of the page.

 

 

COUNTY LOUTH MEMORIAL INSCRIPTIONS

 

[Anaglog see Ardee (part of)]

 

 

Ardee - Reverend Dermot MacIvor, 'Monumental Inscriptions at Old Saint Mary's, Ardee, Co. Louth' in The Irish Genealogist 1956; [Ardee (part of) - Rev. Dermot MacIvor, 'Historical Notes on the Townlands of Drakestown & Kilpatrick' in Journal of the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society 1949, p21. Burials of townlands of Anaglog, Drakestown, Hunterstown, Kilpatrick & Rathlust 1765 - 1825; also Rev. Dermot MacIvor, 'Historical Notes on Millockstown & Blakestown' in Journal of the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society 1953, p21. Burials of townland of Kildemock (Church of Ireland) 1743 - 1874 and Roman Catholic burials of the townlands of Millockstown & Blakestown 1765 - 1822]

 

 

Ballymakenny -  James Garry, 'Gravestone Inscriptions in Ballymakenny County Louth' in Seanchas Ard Mhacha 1983/4. Also Journal of the Association for the Preservation of Memorials of the Dead Vol. IX No. 2 (1914) and Vol. IX No. 4 (1915)

 

 

Ballymascanlon - Allan B. Swan, 'Tombstone Inscriptions in Ballymascanlon Churchyard' in Journal of the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society 1972. Available online on the Faughart Historical Properties Preservation Society Web site.

 

 

Ballypousta - Reverend Dermot MacIvor, 'Historical Notes on Townlands of Drakesown and Kilpatrick' in Journal of the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society 1949

 

 

Bawntaaffe - Noel Ross, 'Tombstone Inscriptions in Rathdrumin and Bawntaaffe' in Journal of the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society 1977

 

 

Beaulieu - James Garry, 'Gravestone Inscriptions in Beaulieu' in Journal of the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society 1981. Also James Garry, 'Post 1900 Gravestone Inscriptions from Beaulieu' in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society 1983

 

 

[Blakestown see Ardee (Part of)]

 

 

Bridge-A-Crin - See the Faughart Historical Properties Preservation Society web site at http://www.faughart.com/page1.html for tombstone inscriptions in the Old and New Cemeteries.
 

 

Cappoge - Patrick Mallon and Noel Ross, 'Gravestone Inscriptions in Dysart, Cappoge and Drumshallon' in Journal of the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society 1979

 

 

Carlingford - Patrick F. Power and Allan B. Swan, 'Tombstone Inscriptions in Carlingford Churchyard' in Journal of the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society 1978. Also Journal of the Association for the Preservation of Memorials of the Dead, Vol. IV No. 3, Part 1 (1900)

 

 

Castlebellingham - Rev. James B. Leslie, 'Tombstone Inscriptions and Memorials of the Dead. Parish Church Castlebellingham' in History of Kilsaran Union of Parishes, Dundalk 1908; see also Sťamus Bellew, 'Inscriptions and Heraldry in St. Mary's Church, Castlebellingham and in St. John the Baptist's Church, Dunany, Co. Louth' in Journal of the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society 2009

 

 

Charlestown - G.W.C. L'Estrange, Notes and Jottings concerning the Parish of Charlestown Union 1912

 

 

Clogherhead [Ruined Church] - James Garry, `Gravestone Inscriptions in Clogherhead' in Clogherhead Through the Years, Published by the Old Drogheda Society, 2000 (Also LDS Salt Lake City, reference 941.825/C2 V3g)

 

 

Clogherhead [St. Denis' Cemetery] - James Garry, `Gravestone Inscriptions in Clogherhead' in Clogherhead Through the Years, Published by the Old Drogheda Society, 2000

 

 

Clogherhead [St. Michael's Church] - James Garry, `Gravestone Inscriptions in Clogherhead' in Clogherhead Through the Years, Published by the Old Drogheda Society, 2000

 

 

Clonkeen - G.W.C. L'Estrange, Notes and Jottings concerning the Parish of Charlestown Union 1912

 

 

Clonmore - Patrick Mallon and Noel Ross, 'Gravestone Inscriptions in Clonmore' in Journal of the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society 1982

 

 

Collon - Patrick Lynch, The Parish of Collon, A history in Pictures, CD-ROM, 2005 [An excellent source, containing an alphabetical listing of names/dates extracted from the tombstones in the Collon Graveyards and over 180 photographs of headstones in the Old Cemeteries]. See also James Garry, Collon Church of Ireland Gravestone Inscriptions, 1985, LDS Family History Library, 941.825/k29c (typescript);  [Collon - Church of Ireland Burials 1791-1823 RCBL MIC 31]; See also http://interment.net/data/ireland/louth/collon/oldcollon.htm.

 

 

Darver - Alfie Reilly, 'Darver Graveyard Headstone Inscriptions' in St. Michael's Church Darver 1906-2006. Darver Dromiskin Historical Group 2007

 

 

[Drakestown see Ardee (Part of)]

 

 

Drogheda: Calvary - James Garry, 'Calvary Cemetery History and Tombstone Inscriptions', Published by The Old Drogheda Society & Friends of Calvary Cemetery, Dundalk 2002

 

 

Drogheda: Cord - James Garry, The Cord Cemetery, published by the Old Drogheda Society 1999

 

 

Drogheda: St. Mary's - James Garry, 'Gravestone Inscriptions in St. Mary's Churchyard, Mary Street, Drogheda' in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society 1986.

 

 

Drogheda: St. Peter's (Church of Ireland) Cemetery - James Garry, 'St. Peters (C of I) Drogheda Gravestone Inscriptions' in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society 1992. Also, `St. Peter's Church, Drogheda' in Journal of the Association for the Preservation of Memorials of the Dead, Vol. IV No. 2 (1899)

 

 

Drogheda: St. Peter's Parish Cemetery - James Garry, St. Peter's Parish Cemetery, Drogheda 1993. Printed to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the inauguration of the cemetery.

 

 

Dromin - Various, Dromin Cemetery Inscriptions, Dunleer 2010. Also available on this website at Dromin Inscriptions (Index). Opens in new window.

 

 

Dromiskin - Rev. James B. Leslie, 'Tombstone Inscriptions and Memorials of the Dead. Kilsaran Graveyard' in History of Kilsaran Union of Parishes, Dundalk 1908. Reprinted Dundalk 1986; [Dromiskin - Burials 1834- 1906, History of Kilsaran, Dundalk 1908. p280]

 

 

Drumshallon - Patrick Mallon and Noel Ross, 'Gravestone Inscriptions in Dysart, Cappoge and Drumshallon' in Journal of the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society 1979. Also Journal of the Association for the Preservation of Memorials of the Dead Vol. VII No. 3, Part 2 (1909)

 

 

Dunany - Patrick Mallon and Noel Ross, 'Gravestone Inscriptions in Dunany and Salterstown' in Journal of the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society 1983; see also Sťamus Bellew, 'Inscriptions and Heraldry in St. Mary's Church, Castlebellingham and in St. John the Baptist's Church, Dunany, Co. Louth' in Journal of the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society 2009

 

 

Dundalk: Castletown - Noel Ross and Maureen Wilson, Tombstone Inscriptions in Castletown Graveyard, Dundalk, Dundalk 1992. Published by the Old Dundalk Society. Also Journal of the Association for the Preservation of Memorials of the Dead, Vol. VII No. 2, Part 1 (1907). See the Faughart Historical Properties Preservation Society web site at http://www.faughart.com/page1.html for the above transcription by Noel Ross and Maureen Wilson.

 

 

Dundalk: St. Nicholas (Church of Ireland) - Philip Crossle (and others), 'Dundalk, St. Nicholas Churchyard', in Journal of the Association for the Preservation of Memorials of the Dead, Vol. VII No. 2, Part 1 (1907), Vol VII No.3, Part 2 (1909), Vol. VIII No. 4 (1911), Vol. VIII No. 6 (1912), Vol. IX No. 6 (1916), Vol. X No 2 (1917), Vol. X No. 3 & 4 (1918), Vol. X No. 5 & 6 (1919-20), Vol XI No. 2 (1921), Vol. XI No. 4 (1923). Also, H.G. Tempest, Tombstone Inscriptions in St. Nicholas Churchyard Dundalk, 1944 kept in the vestry of the church (with a typescript in Louth County Reference Library, Roden Place, Dundalk).  For details of inscriptions on memorials INSIDE the church see Noel Ross, 'Memorial Inscriptions in St. Nicholas' Parish Church, Dundalk' in  JCLAHS Vol. XXV No. 4, 2004, pps. 475-483.

 

 

Dundalk: Seatown - 'Record of Inscriptions on Headstones and Slabs in Seatown Cemetery' in Tempest's Annual 1967. Recorded by members of the Old Dundalk Society and catalogued by Patrick F. Power. And 'Additional Gravestone inscriptions from Seatown Graveyard' in Tempest's Annual 1972

 

 

[Dundalk - Roman Catholic Burials 1790 - 1802, NLI, ref. P5595]

 

 

Dunleer - Padraig Faulkner and Noel Ross, 'Gravestone Inscriptions in Dunleer' in Journal of the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society 1992

 

 

Dysert - Patrick Mallon and Noel Ross, 'Gravestone Inscriptions in Dysart, Cappoge and Drumshallon' in Journal of the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society 1979

 

 

Faughart - Reverend Diarmuid MacIomhair, Tombstone Inscriptions in Fochart Graveyard County Louth, Dundalk, No date. Published by the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society. See the Faughart Historical Properties Preservation Society web site at http://www.faughart.com/page1.html for a copy of the above transcription.

 

 

Faughart (Urnai) - Reverend Diarmuid MacIomhair, Urnai, No Date. Published by Fochairt Sub-committee of the County Louth Archaeological Society. See the Faughart Historical Properties Preservation Society web site at http://www.faughart.com/page1.html for a copy of the above transcription.

 

 

Haggardstown (New) Cemetery - Noel Sharkey, 'Haggardstown (New) Cemetery [Gravestone Inscriptions]' in Noel Sharkey, The Parish of Haggardstown and Blackrock A History, Dundalk 2003

 

 

Haggardstown (Old) Cemetery - Noel Sharkey, 'Haggardstown (Old) Cemetery [Gravestone Inscriptions]' in Noel Sharkey, The Parish of Haggardstown and Blackrock A History, Dundalk 2003

 

 

Haynestown - Timothy J. McCarthy and Noel Ross, 'Gravestone Inscriptions in Haynestown' in Journal of the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society 1993. See also Timothy J. McCarthy and Noel Ross, 'Haynestown [Gravestone Inscriptions]' in Noel Sharkey, The Parish of Haggardstown and Blackrock A History, Dundalk 2003

 

 

Haynestown (New) Cemetery - Noel Sharkey, 'Haynestown (New) Cemetery [Gravestone Inscriptions]', in Noel Sharkey, The Parish of Haggardstown and Blackrock A History, Dundalk 2003

 

 

[Hunterstown see Ardee (Part of)]

 

 

Kane - Noel Ross, 'Gravestone Inscriptions in Kane' in Journal of the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society 2002. See also P. Crossle, 'Kane Churchyard (Presbyterian)' in Journal of the Association for the Preservation of Memorials of the Dead Vol. VIII. No. 4 (1911). See the Faughart Historical Properties Preservation Society web site at http://www.faughart.com/page1.html for Noel Ross's transcription.

 

 

Kilcurry - St. Nicholas Church of Ireland, Kilcurry. See the Faughart Historical Properties Preservation Society web site at http://www.faughart.com/page1.html for transcription of inscriptions.

 

 

Kilcurry - Kilcurry Cemetery. See the Faughart Historical Properties Preservation Society web site at http://www.faughart.com/page1.html for transcription of inscriptions.

 

 

Kildemock - Reverend Dermot MacIvor, 'Historical Notes on Millockstown and Blakestown' in Journal of the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society 1953. Appendix 1.2: 'Tombstone Inscriptions in Kildemock graveyard in chronological order'. [See also Rev. Dermot MacIvor, 'Historical Notes on Millockstown & Blakestown' in Journal of the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society 1953, p21. Burials of townland of Kildemock (Church of Ireland) 1743 - 1874]

 

 

[Kilkerley - Willie Quigley, 'Local Deaths dating from 1789-1804 and 1832-1838 as listed in Haggardstown Parish Records' in Kilkerley in the Past and Present, Monaghan 2010]

 

 

Killally Pauper's Graveyard - Noel Ross, 'Pauper's Graveyard, Killally [Gravestone Inscriptions], in Noel Sharkey, The Parish of Haggardstown and Blackrock A History, Dundalk 2003

 

 

Killanny - Rev. P. O'Mearain, 'The Inscriptions of Killanny Old Churchyard' in Clogher Record 1966

 

 

Killincoole - Alphie Reilly, 'Headstone Inscriptions in Killincoole Graveyard' in Killincoole Graveyard, Darver County Louth. Darver Historical Research Group 1998

 

 

[Kilpatrick see Ardee (Part of)]

 

 

Kilsaran - Rev. James B. Leslie, 'Tombstone Inscriptions and Memorials of the Dead. Kilsaran Graveyard' in History of Kilsaran Union of Parishes, Dundalk 1908; [Kilsaran - Burials 1840 - 1903 & 1739 - 1905, History of Kilsaran, Dundalk 1908, p259]

 

 

Knockbridge - Padraig O Neill, History of Knockbridge, Knockbridge Historical Society 1994; [Knockbridge - Padraig O Neill, 'List of Dead 1927-1997' in Knockbridge Miscellany, Knockbridge 1998]

 

 

Louth: St. Mary's 'Abbey' - Patrick Mallon, Patrick F. Power, Noel Ross and Allan B. Swan, 'Gravestone inscriptions: St. Mary's "Abbey", Louth' in Journal of the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society 1980

 

 

Mansfieldstown - John Ribton Garstin, 'Manfieldstown Church and Churchyard' in History of Kilsaran Union of Parishes, Dundalk 1908. Reprinted Dundalk 1986. Also Journal of the Association for the Preservation of Memorials of the Dead, Vol. VII (1908); [Mansfieldstown - Burials 1854 - 1884, History of Kilsaran, Dundalk 1908. p276]

 

 

Mayne - Patrick Mallon and Noel Ross, 'Gravestone Inscriptions in Mayne' in Journal of the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society 1984

 

 

Monasterboice - James Garry, 'Headstones in Monasterboice Cemetery, in Monasterboice Heritage, edited by Philip King 1994. Also Seanchas Ard Mhacha 1990

 

 

Mosstown - Sťamus Bellew and Noel Ross, 'Tombstone Inscriptions in Mosstown' in Journal of the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society 2011

 

 

Mullary - Rev. James B. Leslie, 'Mullary Churchyard' in Journal of the Association for the Preservation of Memorials of the Dead Vol.VIII, No. 2 (1910). Also, updated in: Philip King, Monasterboice Heritage - A Centenary Celebration, 1994

 

 

Newtownstalaban - James Garry, 'Tombstone Inscriptions in Newtownstalaban Graveyard' in Journal of the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society 1970. Reproduced in Richard Gerrard, The Story of Newtownstalaban, Drogheda 2003, page 92

 

 

Omeath - Des O'Neill, editor, Omeath, Co. Louth 1836 - 1987

 

 

Port - Patrick Mallon and Noel Ross, 'Gravestone Inscriptions in Port' in Journal of the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society 1986

 

 

Rathdrumin - Noel Ross, 'Tombstone Inscriptions in Rathdrumin and Bawntaaffe' in Journal of the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society 1977

 

 

[Rathlust see Ardee (Part of)]

 

 

Richardstown - James Walsh, 'Richardstown Co. Louth, Inscriptions prior to 1864' in Journal of the Association for the Preservation of Memorials of the Dead Vol. XII No. 1 (1926)

 

 

Salterstown - Patrick Mallon and Noel Ross, 'Gravestone Inscriptions in Dunany and Salterstown' in Journal of the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society 1983

 

 

Shanlis - Noel Ross, 'Gravestone Inscriptions in Smarmore, Stickillin and Shanlis' in Journal of the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society 1989

 

 

Smarmore - Noel Ross, 'Gravestone Inscriptions in Smarmore, Stickillin and Shanlis' in Journal of the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society 1989

 

 

Stabannon - Rev. James B. Leslie, 'Tombstone Inscriptions and Memorials of the Dead. Stabannon Church and Graveyard' in History of Kilsaran Union of Parishes, Dundalk 1908; [Stabannon, Burials 1798 - 1907, History of Kilsaran, Dundalk 1908, p272]

 

 

Stickillin - Noel Ross, 'Gravestone Inscriptions in Smarmore, Stickillin and Shanlis' in Journal of the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society 1989

 

 

Termonfeckin - Declan Quaile, 'Termonfeckin Graveyard Inscriptions', in Journal of the Termonfeckin Historical Society, Review 2003. No. 3. [Available online - click on name above - beautifully produced with photographs and a plan of the graveyard, this is a newly revised and completely updated listing of the Termonfeckin inscriptions].  See also James Garry and Donald Murphy, 'Monumental Inscriptions from Termonfeckin Cemetery, Co. Louth [A-J]', in The Irish Genealogist 1991 and 'Monumental Inscriptions from Termonfeckin Cemetery, Co. Louth [K-W]' in The Irish Genealogist 1992. Also Journal of the Association for the Preservation of Memorials of the Dead Vol. VII No. 3, Part 2 (1909) (Brabazon Inscriptions); [see also Declan Quaile, Termonfeckin Burials (The Death Register of Fr. Peter McGuire) 1799 - 1810, Journal of the Termonfeckin Historical Society, Review 2010. No. 10]

 

 

Tullyallen - James Garry, 'Gravestone Inscriptions in Tullyallen' in Seanchas Ard Mhacha 1977

 

 

Urnai - See Faughart (Urnai)

 

 

PLEASE NOTE:  For the  'Name Index to Tombstone Inscriptions of County Louth'  (over 40,000 names) click here.

 

For the Drogheda area there are burial grounds situated in County Meath whose inscriptions have been published in the Journal of the Old Drogheda Society. They are worth considering when searching for ancestors. [These burial grounds are NOT included in the general index mentioned above]:

Donore - James Garry, 'Donore Inscriptions' in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society 1994

Dowth - Dr. Patrick J. Shorthall, 'Dowth Churchyard Memorial Inscriptions' in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society 1998

Monkewtown - Michael Reilly, 'Gravestones Inscriptions in Monkewtown' in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society 2001

Moorechurch - Margaret Hughes, 'Moorechurch Cemetery Inscriptions' in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society 2001

Mornington - James Garry, 'Mornington Inscriptions' in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society 1989

Stagrennan - James Garry, 'Inscriptions on Stones in Stagrennan Graveyard' in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society 1977

 

 

 

 

 

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