Kilmanman

Kilmanman
Graveyard name: 
Kilmanman
Graveyard Code: 
LA-KMMN
Extra code: 
L083
RMP/Site number: 
LA002-002004-
RMP Classification: 
Graveyard

Location

Laois
Ireland
53° 9' 40.0824" N, 7° 32' 43.0332" W
Townland: 
Kilmanman
Diocese (RC): 
Kildare and Leighlin
Notes: 

Inventory - "Undivided nave and chancel church (LA002-002001) located in N quadrant of rectangular shaped graveyard. Several fragments of dressed sandstone in graveyard. Holy well (LA002-002003) in middle of field to S of graveyard.
Compiled by: Caimin O'Brien

The graveyard is in rural area, surrounded by pasture fields.
Graveyard contains ruins of medieval church marked on 1841 OS map as 'Kilmanman Church (in ruins)'. Possible site of a 7th century monastery founded by St Manman; early monastery remains not visible. Church ruins overgrown, measuring c. 20m by 9m; consist of east gable, north wall and west gable with bellcote. Holy well of St Manman is located c. 100m to south.
Graveyard contains 19th to 20th century headstones , celtic style crosses, metal crosses, recumbent slabs and table tombs; mostly in good condition, few leaning, collapsed or overgrown. A number of small uninscribed markers within graveyard.
Graveyard has rectangular shape; boundary stone wall intact, c. 1m high. No paths; access to through gate and stile, site across field. Ground level higher within than without; ground surface uneven due to concealed features. Graveyard maintained; grass mown fairly regularly.

Register of Burials available: 
No
Titles of Published Local References: 

Sweetman, P.D., Alcock, O. & Moran, B. (1995) Archaeological inventory of County Laois. Dublin. Dublin Stationary Office, 84

Record of Monuments & Places, Co. Laois compiled by Caimin O'Brien (2007)

Mac Cába, S. (1998?) Duthai Ui Riagain (Territory of ui Riagain), A History of the O’Dunnes, printed by Imperial Print, 19-20

Journal of the Association for the Preservation of the Memorials of the Dead, Ireland, ‘Queen’s County’, (1909) 662, (1912) 616-618, (1919/20) 375-376

Location of Published Local References: 

Laois County Library, Portlaoise, Co. Laois

Record of Monuments & Places (RMP), Archive Unit, National Monuments Service, DoEHLG, 51 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2

http://www.archaeology.ie/ArchaeologicalSurveyofIreland/

Location of Inscriptions: 

Local Studies Section, Laois County Library

Graves

Photo Grave Name Surname
LA-KLMN-001 LA-KLMN-001
LA-KLMN-002 LA-KLMN-002
LA-KLMN-003 LA-KLMN-003
LA-KLMN-004 LA-KLMN-004 John Barrett
LA-KLMN-005 LA-KLMN-005
LA-KLMN-006 LA-KLMN-006
LA-KLMN-007 LA-KLMN-007
LA-KLMN-008 LA-KLMN-008
LA-KLMN-009 LA-KLMN-009
Dennis
Patrick
Patrick
Hogan
Hogan
Hogan
LA-KLMN-010 LA-KLMN-010 James ???
LA-KLMN-011 LA-KLMN-011
LA-KLMN-012 LA-KLMN-012
LA-KLMN-013 LA-KLMN-013
LA-KLMN-014 LA-KLMN-014 William McRedmond
LA-KLMN-015 LA-KLMN-015
LA-KLMN-016 LA-KLMN-016
LA-KLMN-017 LA-KLMN-017
LA-KLMN-018 LA-KLMN-018
Michael
Catherine
Terence
Catherine
John
Dorah
Michael
McCann
McCann (nee Brien)
McCann
McCann
McCann
McCann
McCann
LA-KLMN-019 LA-KLMN-019
LA-KLMN-020 LA-KLMN-020
LA-KLMN-021 LA-KLMN-021
LA-KLMN-022 LA-KLMN-022
LA-KLMN-023 LA-KLMN-023
LA-KLMN-024 LA-KLMN-024
LA-KLMN-025 LA-KLMN-025