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Donated Material: Graveyard Inscriptions

Kilfinaghty Church of Ireland Church and Graveyard, Sixmilebridge:
Transcription Project


The Clare Roots Society

In its ongoing activity of recording gravestone inscriptions in Clare, the Society undertook the work in Kilfinaghty Cemetery, Sixmilebridge in the autumn of 2010. The work was done by:

• Michael McNamara of Drumin Lodge, Ardnacrusha
• Eric Shaw

Based on the experiences of the Society in undertaking similar work in Drumcliff, Killone, Clare Abbey and other local cemeteries, an agreed template for recording the inscriptions was decided upon and work commenced. The Society produced a map showing that there were about 60 graves to be recorded and photographed. A previous map of the cemetery had been drawn by Eyre Ievers in 1935 and proved invaluable in recording features that are no longer visible. Michael McNamara of Sixmilebridge generously shared his knowledge of the cemetery.

The work has now been completed and it is hoped that the findings will be of interest to the local community and to genealogists locally and much further afield.

The correct copying of inscriptions from old gravestones is fraught with difficulties. It is inevitable that mistakes will occur. While every effort has been made to record the individual gravestones as accurately as possible, Clare Roots Society wishes to apologise to any individual or family whose family records are recorded in error. Should any family or individual become aware of errors to these records, please contact

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Kilfinaghty Church of Ireland Church and Graveyard, Sixmilebridge