Leigue Cemetery, Ballina, Mayo, Connacht, Ireland


Latitude: 54.12269, Longitude: -9.164411

Notes:
From http://goldenlangan.com/graves-le.html
Leigue cemetery is one of the largest burial grounds in County Mayo with over 3,000 graves. The "Friends of Leigue" organisation chaired by Ballina town councillor, Johnnie O'Malley, has done a remarkable job of restoring the cemetery over the past decade. There are about 300 headstones in the two older sections of the cemetery: the old graveyard around the ruins of Kilmore Church, and the Old Leigue Cemetery inside the walls at the top of the hill where many graves are unmarked. The majority of the headstones are in the new section where the headstones date back to about 1900.

Kilmore Church is the oldest church in the area, dating back to the 7th century, and is said to have been founded by St Patrick. In the top photo, Kilmore Church ruins are covered in ivy. The newer section on the left is the Lindsay family vault built out of stones from the ancient church ruins. The special entrance (in the foreground) provided a place for the pall-bearers to rest the coffin as they entered the graveyard.
Location: North side of Ballina, Co. Mayo, on the Killala Road
Map: N 54.122690, W 9.164411
Number of headstones: 3,000+ legible headstones
Date range: 1781 to 2011 (observed)
Recorded: all legible headstones photographed April 2011



All Burials

 #   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Buried   Person ID 
1. Ellen   bur. Apr 1955 Ballina, Ballina, County Mayo, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location I3354
2. Bilbow, Michael A   bur. Mar 1984 Ballina, Ballina, County Mayo, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location I3353
3. Bilbow, Noel L   bur. Oct 2011 Ballina, Ballina, County Mayo, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location I3356
4. Bilbow, Patrick   bur. Oct 1982 Ballina, Ballina, County Mayo, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location I3340
5. Gallagher, Annie Josephine   bur. Feb 1959 Ballina, Ballina, County Mayo, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location I3450
6. Gilvarry, Edith   bur. Apr 2014 Ballina, Ballina, County Mayo, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location I3345
7. Gilvarry, James   bur. Oct 1966 Ballina, Ballina, County Mayo, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location I3349