Tubberboe

Tubberboe
Graveyard name: 
Tubberboe
Graveyard Code: 
LA-TBBB
Extra code: 
L119
RMP/Site number: 
LA035-031002
RMP Classification: 
Graveyard

Location

Laois
Ireland
52° 49' 30" N, 7° 26' 16.8" W
Townland: 
Toberboe or Killenny More
Diocese (RC): 
Ossory
Notes: 

The graveyard is in rural area, surrounded by undulating farmland.
Graveyard contains ruins of church, marked on 1841 OS map as 'Church in ruins'. Most of church walls remain, including gables. Rectangular shape; nave measures approx. 15.5m by 8m, and chancel approx. 9.5m by 5m. Possible foundations of older church building located east of the church ruins. Also associated: gateway and ecclesiastical enclosure.
Graveyard contains 18th-20th century upright headstones; also burials inside church (Lodge Family).
Burial ground restored in 2000, and altar built to the south of church ruins. Graveyard has roughly circular shape measuring approx. 24m north-south by 37m east-west; boundary stone wall intact, measures c. 1m high. No paths; access through field from road and gate through boundary wall. Ground surface relatively level; well maintained; grass mown 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, 90

Carrigan, W. (1905) The history and antiquities of the diocese of Ossory. Dublin. Sealy, Bryers & Walker, vol 2 226-8

O'Hanlon, J. Rev. & O'Leary, E. Rev. (1907) History of the Queen's County. Sealy, Bryers and Walker, vol 1 227-8

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

Journal of the Association for the Preservation of the Memorials of the Dead, Ireland, 'Queen's County', (1909) 665-666

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/

Data source: 

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