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Finding grandparents grave

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Finding grandparents grave

Planning a holiday to Ireland from Australia June 2019. Hoping to visit my grandparents grave. Both grandparents are buried at Fern Hill Road cemetery. Grandfather laid to rest in the mid 1970s and grandmother mid 1980s. I remember this cemetery as being quite a large one. When my brother visited he was unable to locate their graves.

I was wondering who I could contact to obtain a plot map of this cemetery.

Any information/assistance very much appreciated.

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Merida, Mexico
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1. Re: Finding grandparents grave

Find out if the council or parish own the cemetery, the owners will have the map. Most likely it's a parish cemetery.

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2. Re: Finding grandparents grave

I think it’s probably a church cemetery both for the fact the official name is St Mary’s Cemetery and because there is a separate Church of Ireland cemetery in Clonakilty, but I can’t find anything definite on that.

If you don’t get assistance, the only advice I can give is that the cemetery has been filled from the gate inwards and from the town side outwards within that, so if you have an idea of the date, that might help a bit, but family plots and the like will make this a difficult way of searching.

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3. Re: Finding grandparents grave

Thank you. I am trying to find out who owns this cemetery so I can contact them. My grandparents were Methodists. Perhaps I need to contact the churches in Clonakilty.

Otherwise we will look at graves according to dates as you suggested.

Saginaw, Michigan
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4. Re: Finding grandparents grave

Methodist Church in Clonakilty:

http://homepage.eircom.net/~wesleyardfallen/WCCircuit/Clonakilty.html

https:/…clonmethodists.php

ecocongregationireland.com/archives/3936

www.buildingsofireland.ie/niah/search.jsp…

Clonakilty Heritage Group seems to be very active:

http://www.duchasclonakiltyheritage.com

I'm prepared to bet someone in the group would be of assistance to you:

duchasclonakiltyheritage.com/index.php/conta…

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5. Re: Finding grandparents grave

Thank you so much Uasal. So very grateful. I will follow up on these links

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6. Re: Finding grandparents grave

You are very welcome, Sandra.

Contact here for The Methodist Church in Clonakilty:

https://tinyurl.com/yb34xyv9

All the best with your research!

Edited: 6:46 pm, October 29, 2018
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