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An Interactive Guide to Burial Records in the Fingal Area


Kenure Cemetery,
Co. Dublin

This cemetery is on the site of an old ruined church on the coast road, between Skerries and Rush, Co. Dublin beside St. Catherine’s housing estate. There is an older section and a new section. The old section surrounds the ruins of an old small church. Luke Ryan the pirate is reputedly buried here.

Richard Conor, buried 1772, has the following epitaph, transcribed by Dr. Egan:

“Alas he’s gone the generous & the brave
Whose bounteous hand to every object gave
Friend to the stranger & to the distress’d
These most he honors & he most caress’d
Of every social virtue died poissess’d
To paint his many virtues all must say
Requires the pen of Milton Pope or Gay-
But these like him are fall’n away to dust
Like him lamented by the good and just”

Margaret Carey of Rush, died 1830, is also highly praised in her epitaph:

“With most religious truth it may be said
Beneath this stone, an honest woman’s laid
Vice she abhor’d, in virrtue’s path she trod
Just to all men, and humble to her God.”

Some former members of the Fingal Brigade are buried here including Thomas Doyle, Thomas McEvoy, and Joseph Mackey. Sir William Henry Palmer of Kenure House is also memorialized in this graveyard.

Fingal County Council is responsible for this graveyard and its records.
Surveys: JAPMDI Vol.I p175: Irish Memorials Assoc. Journal xii p45-52. M. Egan Vol.7 p4-50