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Kilfearagh Parish

1892, Vol. II (1)

This church is said to have been rebuilt by the Macdonnel family early in the last century; it is in thorough repair, and has divine service in it regularly, with a large congregation in the summer time.

Kilnegallagh Church.
Is in ruins, situated near Clarefield, in the parish of Kilfieragh. It is the burial-place of the Protestant families of COX and SCALES, who have leases in perpetuity of adjoining farms from the representatives of the Ballykett HICKMAN family.

Kildimo (or Kildeemo).
Every vestige of this church has disappeared; but tradition records its situation in an orchard near the residence of the late Mr. Arthur O’Donnel.

1916, Vol. IX (6)

Kilkee Church.
From Mr. T. J. Westropp.

Inside the Protestant Church:—

Sacred to the Memory of Sir Francis Nathaniel Burton, G.C.H., of Carrigaholt, who died at Bath on the 27th day of January 1832, and was buried in the Parish Church of St Andrew, Clifton, in the County of Gloucester. Also of his son Valentine. Alicia his widow, who died on the 4 day of February 1844, and whose mortal remains are deposited in the same vault with those of her beloved Husband.

This inscription is surmounted by a coat-of-arms and crest, viz.:—

Crest:—A dexter gauntleted hand.

Arms:—“A cross engrailed between 4 roses.” Other arms are quarter with this coat.

The Hon. Sir Francis N. Burton, G.C.H., was the second son of Francis Pierpont Burton, 2nd Baron Conyngham, nephew of Henry Conyngham, 1st Baron Conyngham who, dying in 1781, without male heirs, the barony thus descended to his Burton nephew.

Sir Francis’s wife was the Hon. Valentina Alicia Lawless, daughter of Nicholas, 1st Baron Cloncurry, by whom he had three sons.

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