Tuesday 11 June 2019

Kilmoe register joins West Cork Graveyards Database

Following up rather swiftly on the addition of Dunbeacon graveyard's burial register (see blogpost) to its free West Cork Graveyards database, Skibbereen Heritage Centre has added the register for Kilmoe. This civil parish covers the tip of the Mizen Peninsula and includes Goleen and Crookhaven.

It joins registers, made available by Cork County Council, for burial grounds in Abbeymahon, Abbeystrowry, Allihies, Ardagh, Ballymoney, Brade, Castlehaven, Coronea, Drimoleague, Dunbeacon, Durrus, Fanlobbus, Kilheangul (near Schull), Kilcaskan, Kilmacabea, Rathbarry, Schull, Sherkin Island, Tullagh and Whiddy Island. The earliest burial recorded in these registers in 1900. Kilmoe's register record burials from c1935 to 2000s.

In addition to these burial registers, the West Cork Graveyards database holds the Skibbereen Funeral Register, which records more than 2,000 funerals in various locations around the town, and the results of graveyard surveys carried out by teams of local volunteers at Caheragh, Drimoleague Drinagh Creagh, Kilcoe, Aughadown, Abbeymahon and Chapel Lane, the two latter being in Skibbereen