Tuesday 9 May 2023

Cork Graveyard Database adds records from 23 more burial grounds

Skibbereen Heritage's excellent Cork Graveyard Database has been updated with another tranche of burial records. The upload means the total number of records in the database has now hit 57,500, most of them relating to deaths that occurred in the 20th century until about 10 years ago, while the number of burial grounds covered has risen to 112.

All of them have been kindly made available to Skibbereen Heritage Centre by Cork County Council, who are now responsible for each of the sites and hold the original registers.

As with the last update in December 2021, the geographical area covered by the collection has been significantly expanded since the database started out as the South West Cork Graveyard Database. It now extends southwards and eastwards from the Beara Peninsula's County Cork parishes to Macroom, Glanmire, Ballincurrig, Killeagh and Youghal. Click the map, below, for an enlarged view of the area and to find out more about each graveyard.

The database can be searched by name and graveyard. Individual named results may provide details such as the marital status and age of the deceased, their residence and occupation, and their dates of death and burial. A precise plot or description of their grave is also provided in most cases.

For all except the Skibbereen Funeral Register and Cape Clear burial lists, a pdf of the original register page can be downloaded.

Click to explore the graveyard locations included in the database