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Thursday, 25 July 2013

More free-to-access Clare burial records online

The following burial records have been added to Clare County Library's free-to-access online collection this month:

Bunratty Graveyard 1783–2011: This record set contains 395 transcriptions of headstone inscriptions. Each memorial has been photographed and the transcriptions have been arranged in alphabetical order of surname. A map identifying grave locations and numbers is also available. The collection was donated by Clare Roots Society.

Kilreedy Graveyard: Located in Tubber, on the north-eastern edge of The Burren, most of the burial plots in this graveyard are marked by uninscribed stones or are unmarked. The oldest headstone recorded in this small collection of just 34 transcriptions dates to 1706. It was donated to the Library by Dierdre Keane.

Kiltacky Graveyard: Close to Kilreedy, Kiltacky graveyard holds 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st-century examples of graveslabs and headstones, including many uninscribed stone markers. The oldest inscription in the graveyard dates from 1794. This collection covers 151 burial plots and a map, and was donated by Claire Keane.