Monday 5 July 2021

Cork Archive releases headstone inscriptions recorded in 1957

Cork City and County Archive has released another set of burial records, this time from Abbey Cemetery, a wonderfully located burial ground with the best view of Bantry Bay.

A headstone inscription survey was carried out there 64 years ago and the inscription data published in a typed 26-page booklet that has been digitised and made available to search and browse on-screen, free of charge.

Some 458 gravestones were recorded in the survey, the vast majority memorialising deaths in the 19th century through to the early 1950s, plus a sprinkling of stones erected from in the last quarter of the 18th century.

In the process of transcribing the stones, the location of each was mapped. Four maps are held by the Archive and will be digitised shortly. These will be useful for researchers as some of the inscriptions may no longer be legible.

More than 800 names were transcribed in the booklet. Many of them note the townland where the deceased lived.

To view the Survey Register, click the image right.