Society of Friends, Rosenallis
The graveyard is in rural area, southeast of the village of Rosenallis.
Graveyard is recorded as Protected Structure; Quaker graveyard with various plots, c.1725 to present; gateway to site c.1800. Marked on 1841 OS map as 'Quakers Burial Ground' and on 1908 OS map as 'Friends' Burial Ground'. Local name 'Friends Sleeping Place'.
Graveyard contains headstones in good condition, only few leaning slightly. This graveyard is contains some unmarked early Quaker burials. Quaker Burial Ground, though includes small number of non Quakers (e.g. Presbyterians ministers grave).
Graveyard has sub-square shape; boundary stone wall intact; access via gate. Gravel paths from gate. Ground surface is mainly even. Graveyard maintained; grass mown regularly.
Library of the Society of Friends, Dublin
Record of Monuments & Places, Co. Laois compiled by Caimin O'Brien (2007)
O'Keefe, R. Coordinator,(1994) The Quakers of Mountmellick, A short History of the Religious Society of Friends in the town of Mountmellick 1650-1900, Mountmellick Development Association, 60
Journal of the Association for the Preservation of the Memorials of the Dead, Ireland, 'Queen's County', (1919/20) 376
Feehan, J. (1983) 'Laois: an environmental history'. Peter Walsh-Kemmis, Ballykilcavan Press, 431
National Inventory of Architectural Heritage (NIAH), Co. Laois (1997)
Laois County Library, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
Record of Monuments & Places (RMP), Archive Unit, National Monuments Service, DoEHLG, 51 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2
National Inventory of Architectural Heritage (NIAH), Dun Sceine, Dublin 4
Graveyards of Laois surveyed in 2011 by Barker Archaeological Services on behalf of Laois County Council with the support of the Heritage Council, see http://www.laois.ie/heritage for information