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My great-grandfather, Michael Henson (1843-1933) was buried in Killamehian Cemetery according to the obituary his family had published in the  USA.   Does anyone know where this cemetery is located?   The spelling may not be correct because death notices in the USA often have spelling errors.  He lived in Bunnahinly, Co Westmeath, so the cemetery would be somewhere in that area.  

Kind regards,

Kathy Condron Shinopoulos

Kathy C

Monday 15th Aug 2022, 11:28PM

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    Closest match I can find is a townland named 'Killomenaghan', it would sound very like 'Killamehian'. The townland in Kilcleagh civil parish, but not far south east of St. Mary's Athlone. The distance from Bunnahinly townland to Killomenaghan townland in a straight line is just under 5km (~3 miles) - see map attached (OSI/Geohive). The railway runs through both townlands.

    A closer look at historic maps shows a graveyard - see 2nd map extract , below - it appears to be an old 'shared' graveyard and is shown on historic maps going back to the 1840s. Close to the graveyard the map shows a St. Menaghans Well - the origin of the townland name - Killomenaghan = Church of Menaghan


    Shane Wilson, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Tuesday 16th Aug 2022, 08:33AM
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    A view of Killomenaghan graveyard from Google StreetView.

    Killomenaghan Graveyard

    Shane Wilson, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Tuesday 16th Aug 2022, 08:43AM
  • Hello Kathy,

    I have Henson ancestors from Kilcleagh Parish, do you know who Michael's father was? Have you taken a DNA test with any of the companies?

    Kind regards,



    Thursday 8th Sep 2022, 01:53PM

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