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Dunleckney Parish Churchyard

Behind stately Dunleckney House lies the ruins of Dunleckney Parich Church and Graveyard.

I was passing this way today and finally got to visit this fascinating holy ground. With associations stretching back to Strongbow and the Knights Templar the ruins and graveyard are very atmospheric and historic and you could spend the day reading the ancient tombstones – the oldest dated 1692! The graves of the Bagenal and Newton families are located in a separate plot with both Catholic and Protestant graves scattered in this wooded graveyard.

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2 Responses to “Dunleckney Parish Churchyard”

  1. Eric Frazer

    Could I ask you a question!

    My great grand father x3 is buried in dunleckney somewhere!! His name was George Frazer he died on the 24th of May 1898. He was a lawyer and had one child David!

    I am in Carlow in the amazing mount wholsey hotel the weekend after next and I’d love to visit his grave but I don’t know which graveyard he might be in – can you help??

    Eric.frazer.dublin@gmail.com
    0861921562

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    • Turlough

      Eric
      This graveyard is behind Dunleckney House. The simplest way to find it is to take the backroad to Carlow past the McGrath Park, Continue under the railway bridge and past the entrance to Dunleckney House. Take the next right turn and follow the road across to the rear of the big house. Dunleckney Graveyard is then easily accessible. I have no idea about who is buried there though! Hope this helps.

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