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Is there a record of burials in the cemetery at St. John the Baptist Chapel in Johnswell?  if not would someone be interested in volunterring to record the burials or at least do a search?

Thank You!

Bob Osgood



Thursday 23rd July 2015, 07:34PM

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  • Morning Bob

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!. We don't have a volunteer in central Kilkenny but I believe Historic Graves have done some work on that graveyard:


    Best wishes

    Clare Doyle

    Genealogy Support 

    Clare Doyle

    Friday 24th July 2015, 08:02AM
  • Thank You Clare,  I think this is the cemetery of St. John's in kilkenny City.  I looking for information on the cemetery at the chapel in Johnswell, Kilkenny Co.



    Friday 24th July 2015, 03:00PM

    Hello Bob. My ancestors came from this parish. I have a list of burials in the Johnswell Cemetery. Perhaps I can help? My families are Quinn and Carrigan.  Rosemary in Australia




    Sunday 20th March 2016, 02:42AM
  • Hi Rosemary, We communicated about John Carrigan and Bridget Croak,  Is your list of burials something that you could publish or list here.  If not, I am looking for any Dunnes, Croaks or Coogans that might be buried here.



    Monday 21st March 2016, 11:43AM
  • Hi Bob,

    The list is in An Historical Survey of St John's , Kilkenny - History, People and Antiquities by John Doyle.  There is a Coogan but no date. Also a Dunny alias Brennan 1776. If you send your email address to me I will be happy to scan the pages relating to Johnswell and send them on to you. It is a very interesting book and was given to me be cousins living at Carrigeen in 1996. I met with the late author then and I do not know if the book is still available. I will be back there this June/July so can make inquiries for you if you like.  Rosemary


    Monday 21st March 2016, 10:38PM
  • I have been trying to find that book but it is out of print but still looking.  According to my 2nd great grandfather Thomas Dunne's marriage record he was from Carrigeen, married Mary Egan in 1817, St. John' Parish.  Intersting!  My email address is  Thank You! I am looking forward to what you have.

    I will have to work up some information for you to bring with you in June.

    Thank you again!





    Tuesday 22nd March 2016, 09:33PM

    No worries Bob. I will  send the articles on to you.     Rosemary





    Tuesday 22nd March 2016, 11:43PM
  • Could I join this conversation, if a bit belatedly?

    Some of my  ancestors are buried in the Johnwell cemetery as well. I saw the headstone for the Purcells when I visited, and I'm fairly sure that my Tobin ancestors are there too, but it would be wonderful to confirm that.( Bridget Purcell and her husband John Tobin migrated to Australia in 1850.)

    I have been hoping to find a copy of "An historical survey of St John's Kilkenny" to see if there's any mention of William Tobin or Margaret Tobin (alias Tyrell/Terrill) who both died before 1850. Can anyone tell me that?


    Friday 21st October 2016, 10:51PM
  • Helen, I was able to purchase a copy of "An Historical Survey of St John's , Kilkenny - History, People and Antiquities" by John Doyle.  I have uploaded the Johnswell Cemetery information from the book.

    Hope this helps,

    Bob Osgood



    Saturday 22nd October 2016, 03:40PM

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  • Hi Helen,

    My get grandmother Catherine Quinn came to Australia in 1861. I have a copy of the book. The Quinn's were close to the Tobins and Purcells - the names appear on Baptism records of the children. Would love to hear from you. I have just returned from a visit to John's Well and will be returning next June. I know that cemetery rather well. I am in Queensland, you can phone me on 0419967552 if you like.

    Cheers, Rose




    Saturday 22nd October 2016, 10:41PM
  • Hi to all in the Johnswell conversation

    I had located baptisms on the paid site rootsweb Ireland ,for this area several yrs ago- but could not find marriages.

    I am interested in my husbands ancestor Mary Leahy(Lahy) born about 1797, married twice in Ireland, firstly to Thomas Tobin then John Bohan.,She is decribed as a widow on arrival in NSW in 1837.

    Three of widow Mary's children were transported as convicts  to NSW as was she .The teenagers stole the sheep ,and bought it home to Mary who was thus incriminated.

    Any clues about locating marriages appreciated

    Julie King


    Tuesday 11th June 2019, 03:36AM