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Monday, 18 December 2017

West Cork Graveyards Database adds burial registers

Abbeystowry graveyard is one of the sites included
in the free database.
Managed by staff and volunteers at Skibbereen Heritage Centre, the West Cork Graveyards database has added newly digitised burial registers for the graveyards at Brade, Schull and Allihies. This is the first time these records have been made available online.

Another new addition is the Skibbereen Funeral Register, which has more than 2,000 transcribed entries.

This latest update of the database means there are now 17 burial registers online. They are for Abbeymahon, Abbeystrowry, Allihies, Ardagh, Ballymoney, Ballynacallagh (Dursey), Brade, Castlehaven, Durrus, Fanlobbus, Kilcaskan, Kilbarry, Kilmacabea, Milltown (Rathbarry), Schull, Tullagh and Whiddy Island.

The line-up of surveyed burial grounds is unchanged. The database holds the results for Abbeymahon, Aughadown Upper and Lower, Caheragh, Chapel Lane, Creagh '1810' and Old, Drimoleague, Drinagh, and three graveyards at Kilcoe: C19th RC, Old, and Church of Ireland.

The West Cork Graveyards database is free to access.