Doon graveyard, Eyrecourt

© Donal G. Burke 2015

Located to the north of the village of Eyrecourt in the townland of Eyrecourt Demesne, this graveyard lies about the ruins of Donanaghta church on the south eastern slope of Redmount Hill. The following is a selection of the older and notable headstones and funerary monuments erected therein.


‘In memory of Thomas F. Hoare 1938-1980 M.E. Sc. F.C. Honours B. Comm. F.C. Honours Di_ _ Administration  Other Appointments 1. Head of division & manager N.E.R. dept Central bank 2. Head of division C.E.C. 3. Financial adviser C.E.C. 4. Financial adviser E.E.C. embassies Tokyo 5 yrs 5. Director & head of E.E.C. division in Brussels for countries outside E.E.C.’

Hoare memorial

On a separate stone at the foot of this grave; ‘Was honoured by E.E.C. for analysis of Russian Econ. Report of above was officially dedicated to his memory. May he rest in the spirit peace and bliss of Heaven with God His Angels & Saints’

Joan Madden stone Doon

IHS ‘Pray for the soul of Joan Madden who died February the thrd 1751 this monument was erected by Owen Madden and Charles Madden for them and their Posterity’

At the base of this slab was inscribed the following; ‘Erd by Michael Kilfoyle in memory of his Mother Mary Madden’

Coone stone Doon

‘May the Lord have Mercy on ye Soul of Bryan Coone who Depd life Dec’ 16th 1799 _______ Erecd by his father J coone’

 Smith stone Doon

IHS ‘O Lord have mercy on the Soul of John Smith who Departed this life May the 8th 1790 Aged 35 years Erected by his wife Ann Smith alias Maddin who Dep March the 6th 1801 Aged 45 years’

 Callahan headstone

IHS ‘O Lord have Mercy on The Soul of Loughlin Callahan Depd this life 11th May 1807 Aged 51 (?) years Also his wife Catherine Callahan Alias Coen depd July 29th 1809 aged 42 years John Callahan depd Jan­_9th 1827 Erected by Michl Callahan Son & Father to them’

Sullivan stone Doon

IHS ‘O Lord have Mercy on the Soul of Daniel Sulivan who depd life Octr _ 1798 Aged 64 years Also his Son Temothy Sulivan who depd Life April 22nd 1830 Aged 56 years _ his wife Elinor Sulivan Alias Slamon who depd life Nov 9th  _ Aged 32 years

Erecd by their Sons Daniel and John Sulivan’

In later script in the middle of the slab: ‘Renovated to the memory of Patrick Sullivan and Family of Lawrencetown by his son Thomas August 1884 R.I.P.’

John Coghlan Fearmore stone Doon

IHS ‘This monument was ____ in Memory of John Coghlan _ Fermore who depd this life April __ 1818 aged 66 years and his wife Catherine Coghlan alias Duffy who Depd Jany 14th 1829 aged 6_ O Lord have Mercy on __ Souls Amen’

Concanan stone Doon

IHS ‘O Lord have Mercy on the Soul of Patrick Concannon who depd ____ the 9th 1829 aged 56 yrs Erecd by his son patk Concannon’

Kemple stone Doon

‘O Lord have Mercy on the Soul of Winefred Kemple depd life 30th Octobr 1830 aged 20 years May she Rest in peace Amen’

 Buckly slab

IHS ‘O Lord have Mercy on the Souls of Darby Buckly and of Mary his wife whose Bones are here Deposited in peace this being Erecd by their Son Patrick Buckly’

No date was given on this stone.

Cavanagh stone Doon

IHS ‘O Lord ____ Mercy on the Soul of Patk Cavanagh who Depd Life on the 7th of April 1821 Aged 32 years Erectd by his Father James Cavanagh _________ and Posterity’