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In St. John's Cemetery., Old Knockainey, there are three Raleigh gravesites ( Thomas Rawleigh of Mough, d. 1779, along with other family members including Thomas Raleigh of Drumcomogue, d. 1830, are buried at one gravesite. This is my grandfather's family. Next to it, is a gravestone for Patrick Rawleigh of Mough, d. 1770, and his descendants that include Patrick Raleigh of Duntryleague, d. 1844. The other gravestone also includes members of the Raleigh family of Duntryleague.

I am wondering if there is a record of unmarked graves for this cemetery. I understand some of my Raleigh family is buried at this cemetery in unmarked graves.

*Patrick Raleigh of Drumcomogue, Tipperary d. 1919
Anna Purcell Raleigh of Drumcomogue d. 1941 (Patrick’s wife)
Their sons:
Patrick Raleigh of Drumcomogue d. 1958
Thomas Raleigh of Drumcomogue d. 1961
John (Jack) of Drumcomogue d. 1969
Possibly Patrick’s* parents:
Patrick Raleigh of Drumcomogue d. 1872
Mary McCarthy of Drumcomogue d.1877

I would appreciate any assistance you can provide- Mary


Monday 16th January 2017, 06:02PM

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  • Hi Mary,

    I think the family you are looking for could be buried in Emly graveyard - see the link below.

    Jim Vaughan, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Wednesday 18th January 2017, 07:00PM

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  • Jim-
    Thank you for responding. I did not find my family on the link you provided. I have a book with all the gravesites in Emly Parish listed. I do know that Thomas Raleigh, a cousin, was buried in the Emly Parish graveyard along with his father Matthew. I know, based on my parents being brought to Old Knockainey in 1973, that Ann Purcell Raleigh was buried there. I have also been told that three of her sons are there. There is actually a memorial remembrance about her son Jack Raleigh in the Emly Parish GAA book referencing his burial in Old Knockainey. Their sister was buried at the Emly Parish cemetery.

    Thank you for reaching out- Mary


    Thursday 19th January 2017, 02:21AM
  • Hi  Mary and Jim,   My gggmother , was a Mary Raleigh born circa 1800 in the parish of Knockavilla,

    I did  DNA, last year, and made contact with lady in uk decended from your Raleighs in Knockainey.

    If you  would like to make contact with her, email me at 

    Regards       Christina, Vol  Irelandxo.


    Christina, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Thursday 19th January 2017, 08:16AM
  • Because I was following the posts on this site, and followed the suggestions for searching, I searched the Historicgraves site and found the grave stone of my 3xgreatgrandfather, Maurice Kirby of Emly. Thank you for directing me to this amazing find!


    Wednesday 25th January 2017, 10:42PM
  • I was glad you were able to find your family's gravesite. I have found Historicgraves to be an useful resource in researching my family. I was at Old Knockainey Cemetery in 2003 in search of my family's grave stones. Even with the help of the caretaker and his hurling stick used to push back vines, I was not able to find them. I was delighted when the Historicgraves site came on line.



    Thursday 26th January 2017, 11:58AM
  • Jim-

    I just discovered that Emly Cemetery is now on the Historicgraves website.



    Friday 17th February 2017, 10:53AM