Wednesday 28 April 2021

Local Studies team digitises St Maelruain's headstone transcriptions

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A collection of headstone transcriptions from St Maelruain's burial ground in Tallaght has been digitized and released online by the Local Studies team at Tallaght Library. The original source was an old-style computer print-out of transcriptions made 20-30 years ago.

A huge cross section of society is buried in the graveyard, including four Old IRA veterans, five Garda Siochana, one Alderman, one Air Corps serviceman, two Victorian soldiers, three WW1 casualties, and two employees of the Dublin Blessington Tramway Company who died as a result of workplace accidents.

The earliest recorded burial is that of “Samuel McCoy Who Departed This Life 5th March 1627 Aged 45 Years”.

You can download a pdf of the 1,120 page document from the South Dublin Libraries website by clicking the image, right. A surname index starts on page 1,057, and you’ll find ground maps from page 1,110.