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https://MemsDead.com is a tool to help you make the most of a wonderful source for researching Irish family history and local history: the Journal of the Association for the Preservation of the Memorials of the Dead in Ireland (also known as the Journal of the Irish Memorials Association). Created by @shamrockroots.

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On this day in 1723, John Agnew died aged 83. See this and other gravestone inscriptions from Ballymoney old graveyard, Co. Antrim, in the Journals: https://tinyurl.com/agnew1723

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On this day in 1640, George Cary died. His funeral entry details his wife, father-in-law and children. See more 17th-century funeral entries in the Journals: https://tinyurl.com/cary1640

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On this day in 1773, William Sheridan died aged 50. See this and other gravestone inscriptions from Trinity Abbey, Lough Oughter, Co. Cavan, in the Journals: https://tinyurl.com/sher1773

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On this day in 1726, Timothy Naill died aged 33. See this and other gravestone inscriptions from Dunmanoge, Co. Kildare, in the Journals: https://tinyurl.com/naill1726

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Check out the newly-updated Mems Dead Directory, which now includes links to a collection of the Journals at the Irish Family History Centre:
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On this day in 1865, Walter Riky died when the ship ‘Fiery Star’ burned during a journey from Brisbane. See this and other gravestone inscriptions from Kilbarron, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, in the Journals: https://bit.ly/riky1865

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On this day in 1795, Clotworthy Soden became the rector of Maghera, Co. Derry/Londonderry. Find out more about this parish in the Journals: https://tinyurl.com/soden1795

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On this day in 1740, Harvey Kavanagh died aged 32. See this and other gravestone inscriptions from St. Mullin's, Cos. Carlow and Wexford, in the Journals: https://tinyurl.com/kav1740

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On this day in 1811, Valentine Francis Smyth died aged 36. The Journals give some family history alongside his gravestone inscription from Callan, Co. Kilkenny: https://tinyurl.com/smy1811

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A snippet of family history.

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On this day in 1690, Mary Kerdiffe died. The Journals show her gravestone inscription from Kerdiffstown, and others from elsewhere in Co. Kildare: https://bit.ly/kerdiffe1690

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On this day in 1704, Elizabeth Jones Sandys died aged 75. See this and other gravestone inscriptions from the Protestant church in Roscommon, Co. Roscommon, in the Journals: https://tinyurl.com/sandys1704

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On this day in 1843, John Younghusband died aged 88. See this and other gravestone inscriptions from Drumbeg, Co. Down, in the Journals: https://tinyurl.com/you1843

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On this day in 1783, Terrence Malone died. The Journals show a drawing of a coat of arms that was carved on his gravestone at Clonfeacle, Co. Tyrone: https://tinyurl.com/malone1783

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Drawing of a coat of arms that was carved on the gravestone.

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On this day in 1666, 15-year-old Lampo David Ben-Anna from Montserrat was baptised at Youghal, Co. Cork. See more transcripts of this parish register in the Journals: https://bit.ly/benanna1666

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On this day in 1837, Nathan Conn died aged 60. See this and other gravestone inscriptions from Mullaghglass, Co. Armagh, in the Journals: https://tinyurl.com/conn1837

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On this day in 1793, Nicholas Browne died aged 58. See this and other gravestone inscriptions from Killenard, Co. Laois (Queen's), in the Journals: https://tinyurl.com/browne1793

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On this day in 1723, Elizabeth Geoghegan died aged 33. See this and other gravestone inscriptions from Castletown, Co. Westmeath, in the Journals: https://tinyurl.com/geo1723

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On this day in 1640, Katherin Brown Ball died. Her funeral entry details her father, husband, father-in-law and son. See more 17th-century funeral entries in the Journals: https://tinyurl.com/ball1640

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On this day in 1724, Susanna Boulster Moxson died. See this and other gravestone inscriptions from St. John's, Kilkenny, in the Journals: https://tinyurl.com/moxson1724

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On this day in 1799, Thomas O'Connor died aged 55. The Journals show a drawing of his gravestone at Gallen Priory, Co. Offaly (King's): https://tinyurl.com/ocon1799

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On this day in 1626, Richard Forster died. His funeral entry details his wife, father-in-law and son. See more 17th-century funeral entries in the Journals: https://tinyurl.com/forster1626

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On this day in 1754, Janet Har Allen died aged 75. See this and other gravestone inscriptions from Larne, Co. Antrim, in the Journals: https://bit.ly/allen1754

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On this day in 1792, John Creagh died aged 82. He was buried in the so-called Tomb Field near Creagh Castle, Doneraile, Co. Cork. The Journals list others who were buried with him: https://bit.ly/creagh1792

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On this day in 1641, Abraham Baker of Carrigrohane, Co. Cork, died. His funeral entry details his father, grandfather and brother. See more 17th-century funeral entries in the Journals: https://tinyurl.com/baker1641

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On this day in 1829, Matthew Williamson died aged 63. See this and other inscriptions from Drumcondra, Dublin, in the Journals: https://tinyurl.com/will1829

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On this day in 1798, Hugh Clark died aged 32. See this and other gravestone inscriptions from Templepatrick, Donaghadee, Co. Down, in the Journals: https://tinyurl.com/clark1798

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On this day in 1624, Edmond O'Byrne (Brine) of Ballycapple, Co. Wicklow, died. He was buried at Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow. His funeral entry details his wife, father-in-law and children. See more 17th-century funeral entries in the Journals: https://tinyurl.com/brine1624

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On this day in 1764, Garret Walsh died aged 48. See this and other gravestone inscriptions from Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow, in the Journals: https://tinyurl.com/walsh1764

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On this day in 1767, Grisel Thom Hillyard died aged 56. See this and other gravestone inscriptions from Athlone, Co. Westmeath, in the Journals: https://bit.ly/hill1767

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On this day in 1881, Lucy Coughlan Gaffey died aged 33. See this and other gravestone inscriptions from Clonmacnoise, Co. Offaly (King's), in the Journals: https://tinyurl.com/gaffey1881

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On this day in 1625/6, Maud Dune Bennett died. Her funeral entry details her father and husband. See more 17th-century funeral entries in the Journals: https://bit.ly/dune1625

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On this day in 1851, Mary Going Welsh died aged 47. See this and other gravestone inscriptions from Clonlara, Co. Clare, in the Journals: https://bit.ly/welsh1851

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On this day in 1681/2, James Maxwell died aged 70. See this and other gravestone inscriptions from Drumbeg, Co. Down, in the Journals: https://tinyurl.com/max1682

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On this day in 1820, Belinda O’Connor Donelan died. See this and other gravestone inscriptions from St. Jarlath’s, Tuam, Co. Galway, in the Journals: https://tinyurl.com/donelan1820

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On this day in 1723/4, George Taffe died. The Journals show a drawing of a wayside cross that was erected to his memory in Co. Louth: https://bit.ly/taffe1723

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Happy St. Patrick's Day! ☘️

Donaghanie graveyard in Clogherny, Co. Tyrone, is named after a legend about St. Patrick using a horse to drive a monster out of a nearby lake! Find out more about Donaghanie in the Journals: https://bit.ly/donaghanie

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The Irish word péist was used to describe the water monster - see its definition here:
https://www.teanglann.ie/en/fgb/p%C3%A9ist

And hear how it is pronounced here:
https://www.teanglann.ie/en/fuaim/p%C3%A9ist

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On this day in 1701/2, Christopher Ganly died. The Journals show a rubbing of his ornate tomb at Athlone Abbey graveyard, Co. Westmeath: https://bit.ly/ganly1701

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On this day in 1776, William Owen died. See this and other gravestone inscriptions from Coad, Killinaboy, Co. Clare, in the Journals: https://bit.ly/owen1776

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On this day in 1631/2, James Trynch died. The Journals show a drawing of the elaborate tomb that his wife, Margaret Montgomery, erected for him at Clongill, Co. Meath: https://bit.ly/trynch

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On this day in 1805, Thomas Hazard died aged 43. See this and other gravestone inscriptions from Doneraile, Co. Cork, in the Journals: https://tinyurl.com/hazard1805

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On this day in 1817, Elizabeth Honan died aged 64. See this and other gravestone inscriptions from Athlone, Co. Westmeath, in the Journals: https://tinyurl.com/honan1817

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On this day in 1814, George Read died aged 90. See this and other gravestone inscriptions from Three Mile Water, Dunganstown, Co. Wicklow, in the Journals: https://tinyurl.com/read1814

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On this day in 1696/7, Thomas Ellis died aged 62. See this and other gravestone inscriptions from Finner, near Bundoran, Co. Donegal, in the Journals: https://bit.ly/ellis1696

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Happy International Women's Day!

Relignaman "women's graveyard" is near Carrickmore, Co. Tyrone. The Journals tell the story associated with its origins: https://bit.ly/relignaman

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On this day in 1793, Catherine Fox MacMahon died aged 64. See this and other gravestone inscriptions from Ennis Abbey, Co. Clare, in the Journals: https://tinyurl.com/macm1793

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On this day in 1795, Bridget Sheridan Murphy died aged 95. See this and other gravestone inscriptions from Trinity Abbey, Lough Oughter, Co. Cavan, in the Journals: https://tinyurl.com/murph1795

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On this day in 1786, Denis Cavanagh died aged 68. See this and other gravestone inscriptions from Drung, Co. Cavan, in the Journals: https://tinyurl.com/cavan1786

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