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Drumcliff Graveyard (Calvary Section), Ennis: Transcription Project



Drumcliff Graveyard (Calvary Section) Headstone Transcriptions
(Complete as of 2012)
1925 - 2011
Drumcliff Parish
Transcriptions from Headstones
The Clare Roots Society

The Clare Roots Society, having successfully documented the burials in the Old Cemetery, has now moved across the road and completed the work in the Calvary section of the new Cemetery. A group of volunteers from the Society kindly undertook this project. Their work entailed photographing and transcribing the information on each gravestone on to a spread-sheet. The information gathered was donated to Clare Library by the Society for uploading on to the Library website. The volunteers, under the leadership of John Bradley were:
Declan Barron, Frank & Kathleen Barry, Larry Brennan, Nicky Brennan, Caroline Bradley, Gerry & Teresa Foley, Clara & Lucy Hoyne, Jennifer Morgan, Gerry & Mary McMahon, Jim O’Connor, Eric & Breda Shaw, and Jackie Vaughan.

The burial ground was officially opened on Sunday the 17th May, 1936. The new cemetery is laid out in square plots, surrounded by grave walks. It was solemnly consecrated by the Very Rev. M. Madden, Adm. A Grotto depicting Calvary was erected the following year. At the time of the project, the volunteers recorded 642 Graves and 1,802 inscriptions. Clare Roots Society in association with Ennis Tidy Towns has produced a booklet, Drumcliff Cemetery Trail, detailing all the burials in the Calvary Section. In the booklet a random selection of individual burials, have been selected and highlighted of people who contributed to our community with backgrounds in business, education, medicine, sport, and entertainment.

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Drumcliff Graveyard (Calvary Section), Ennis