Monday 3 June 2019

West Cork Graveyards database: latest addition

Skibbereen Heritage Centre has added the burial register (March 1934-January 1980) of Dunbeacon graveyard to its free West Cork Graveyards database.

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

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