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I believe my great grandparents may be at rest in this cemetery. I have visited the quiet cemetery but many headstones are simply markers with eroded or no inscription. Are there any volunteers who may know where records are kept for this cemetery. 


Thursday 22nd Sep 2022, 04:22PM

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  • MikeTM,

    In regard to your query, contact

    If you Google "Burial Ground Records Galway" you will get details of the various cemeteries in County Galway

    and what information there is likely to be in relation to them.



    Friday 23rd Sep 2022, 07:15AM
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    On the historic OS maps this is shown as 'Ardnamoran Church' (in ruins) & graveyard - see attached extract from the 1st edition map dating from c1840. It appears to me to be an old Established Church and graveyard - so possibly shared among residents of the parish of all denominations. The townland is Mannin which is in Ardrahan civil and Church of Ireland parish - so I think worth checking Church of Ireland records. The latest RCBL parish list shows that for Ardrahan CofI parish are held by the RCB Library available back to about 1805 and include death/burials. Note that non-Catholic burials may not be noted in these records.


    Ardnamoran Church & Graveyard c1840 (OSI/Geohive)


    Shane Wilson, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Sunday 25th Sep 2022, 02:37PM
  • that last part should read - '...only Church of Ireland burials may be recorded.'

    Shane Wilson, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Monday 26th Sep 2022, 08:24AM
  • Hi MikeTM,


    I am currently attempting to research those buried at Ardnamoran. The headstones were cleaned and recorded a few years ago by local volunteers. Many locals remember people that were buried there but may not have had a headstone. I have a list of those names if you would like me to check or send to you? 







    Wednesday 28th Sep 2022, 04:52PM
  • Hi Niamh, that is excellent news. My g grand parents were Patt Fahy ( buried 1899/1900) and Honoria Fahy ( nee Moylan) ( buried 1931). My late uncle told me he recollects being told that they were buried in Ard Na Moran. They lived in Crossderry. Census records show that Moylan's lived in the Ballynamannin  town land so it’s conceivable my g. grandmother may originally have been from that townland, hence being buried in that cemetery. Any information you can offer would be greatly appreciated. 


    Thursday 29th Sep 2022, 11:13PM

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