Menlo

Menlo
Graveyard name: 
Menlo
Graveyard Code: 
GA-MNLO
RMP/Site number: 
GA082-061
RMP Classification: 
Burial Ground

Location

Pier Road
Galway, Galway
Ireland
53° 18' 1.1736" N, 9° 4' 38.6112" W
Townland: 
Menlough
Notes: 

Fáilte go dtí Reilig Mhionlaigh ar bruach na Coiribe. The cemetery at Menlo overlooks Lough Corrib and provides a great view of it between the mature trees. It is indicated on 1st ed. of OS 6-inch map as an irregular unenclosed area (c. 45m by c. 25m). Since enlarged and enclosed: the earliest dated burials are of late 19th-C date. Surrounded by traditional stone walling in parts, the site is also a haven for wildlife and natural heritage. The preservation of biodiversity in fauna and flora is achieved by balanced grass cutting and careful woodland maintenance around the site.The ground was donated for use as a cemetery to the inhabitants of Menlo by the Blake family from Menlo Castle in the early 19th century. Some of the Blake family are buried alongside great local oarsmen and the great storyteller Tomás Leighléis a selection of whose stories were published by the Irish Folklore Commission.

This project was funded by the Heritage Council and Galway City Council as an action of the Galway City Heritage Plan. An information leaflet for Menlo can be downloaded below and printed copies are available from Dr. Jim Higgins, Heritage Office, City Hall, College Rd., Galway (091 536547).

Survey documents
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Graves

Photo Grave Name Surname
GA-MNLO-0001 GA-MNLO-0001 Valentine Blake
GA-MNLO-0002 GA-MNLO-0002 Thomas Henihan
GA-MNLO-0003 GA-MNLO-0003 Ted Murphy
GA-MNLO-0004 GA-MNLO-0004
Martin
Ellen
Thomas
Sarah
Martin
Hickey
Hickey
Hickey
McDonagh
GA-MNLO-0005 GA-MNLO-0005
Peter
Patrick
Nora
Catherine
John
Thomas
Connell
Connell
Connell
Connell
Connell
Connell
GA-MNLO-0006 GA-MNLO-0006
Thomas
Catherine
Michael
John
Thomas
Della
Tommie
Bridget
Connell
Connell
Connell
Connell
Connell
Connell
Connell
Connell
GA-MNLO-0007 GA-MNLO-0007
Michael
Julia
Thomas
Paraic
Catherine
Connell
Connell
Connell
Connell
GA-MNLO-0008 GA-MNLO-0008 Michael Connell
GA-MNLO-0009 GA-MNLO-0009 Diarmuid Honan
GA-MNLO-0010 GA-MNLO-0010 Catherine O'Connell
GA-MNLO-0011 GA-MNLO-0011
Mary
John
Michael
Francis
GA-MNLO-0012 GA-MNLO-0012
Michael
Margaret
Nora
Margaret
Michael John
Francis
Francis
GA-MNLO-0013 GA-MNLO-0013
Mathew
Michael
Francis
Francis
GA-MNLO-0014 GA-MNLO-0014
Michael
Margaret
Norah
Marie
Michael John
Connell
Connell
Heffernan
Connell
GA-MNLO-0015 GA-MNLO-0015
William
Mary
Farragher
Crowe
GA-MNLO-0016 GA-MNLO-0016
Thomas
Ellen
John
Mary
Patrick
O'Brien
O'Brien
O'Brien
Hackett
O'Brien
GA-MNLO-0017 GA-MNLO-0017 Mary Higgins
GA-MNLO-0018 GA-MNLO-0018 Mary Thornton
GA-MNLO-0019 GA-MNLO-0019
Sean
Ann
O'Toole
GA-MNLO-0020 GA-MNLO-0020 Niall Abraham Kimball
GA-MNLO-0021 GA-MNLO-0021
John
Edward
Nora
Bridget
Connell
Connell
Connell
Connell
GA-MNLO-0022 GA-MNLO-0022
James
Nora
Tom
John
Mary
Casserly
Casserly
Casserly
Casserly
Casserly
GA-MNLO-0023 GA-MNLO-0023 Owen Casserly
GA-MNLO-0024 GA-MNLO-0024 Mike Connell
GA-MNLO-0025 GA-MNLO-0025