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Cemetery in Delgany
« on: Sunday 14 June 09 12:05 BST (UK) »
I am going to be in Wicklow soon and am trying to find the location of the cemetery that my great grandparents are in.  I have been told that they were buried in Delgany.  The cemetery was overgrown and locked up so that you gould not get in.  Does this cemetery so familiar to anyone?

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Re: Cemetery in Delgany
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 14 June 09 12:14 BST (UK) »
not very familiar with the town but there is a church and graveyard visible in Delgany on Google Maps - satellite view at : http://www.rootschat.com/links/06hk/

You can switch to the map view to get a better idea of the location.
there may be more than one church & graveyard in the town

are you looking for a Church or Ireland or Catholic graveyard ?



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Re: Cemetery in Delgany
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 14 June 09 12:29 BST (UK) »
Hi,
  Thanks for responding....They were Church of Ireland.....
Sara


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Re: Cemetery in Delgany
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 14 June 09 12:32 BST (UK) »
Away sorting out DNA matches... I may be gone for some time many years!

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Re: Cemetery in Delgany
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 14 June 09 12:36 BST (UK) »
Cantwell's memorials includes two Delgany graveyards

  Christ Church (C. of I.)
  Old Graveyard (C. of I.)

but the maps included is not detailed enough to figure out the exact location on a current map.

It looks like the Google map is showing the Christ Church (CofI)
a photo of this church and the old graveyard are included here :

  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delgany

apparently The Old Burial Ground has been restored and is open for visitors..


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Re: Cemetery in Delgany
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 14 June 09 12:39 BST (UK) »
Thank  you so much!!

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Cemetery in Delgany
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 29 November 09 13:23 GMT (UK) »
Delgany is is still a small village - its not hard to find the Church and new graveyard - the old graveyard is overgrown and not many gravestones survive.

Gravestones inscriptions from both graveyards can be found at

http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/wicklow/photos/tombstones/headstones


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Re: Cemetery in Delgany
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 10 March 10 20:55 GMT (UK) »
Apologies for late reply. Delgany has two cemeteries, a new one and the old one. The old cemetery, dating back to the middle ages, is no longer overgrown, but well kept. Famous because of the cross shaft. But a few years ago a medieval baptism font has been discovered inside the cemetery. I enclose a couple of pics.
Unfortunately the cemetery has to be locked every night nowadays due to vandalism in the locality.The 21st century has caught up with Delgany - unfortunately.

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Re: Cemetery in Delgany
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 10 March 10 22:13 GMT (UK) »
Thank you!!  Those pictures are wonderful!!  I am writing a narrative family history report on my Wicklow ancestors.  One of the sections is about Delgany...I will include the pictures....Fabulous!!!

Thanks...

Sara Carroll