St Ann's Church of Ireland, Killult, Tullaghobegly, Co Donegal

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The reason for my visiting this graveyard in Jul 2010 was to find some family headstones

It is a lovely church and the grounds are well kept - there are not many headstones, so

I decided to take photographs and record all the inscriptions




Sacred to the Memory of

John S Bankhead

Who died 11 Mar 1855

Also James, 1 Mar 185?

And Harry, 25 Oct 1874



In Loving Memory of

Thomas Browne

Who died in the Lord 28 Jul 1915

Aged 90 years

And his beloved Wife

Annie Smullen

Who fell asleep in Jesus 15 Aug 1923

In her 101st year

Till He Come

Erected by their Daughters Annie Jane and Cassie E Browne



See 1901 census Crossroads Town




In Loving Memory of

Sheila Carson

Dearly Beloved Wife of

Canon Gerry Carson

Died 25 Oct 2008

Aged 84 years

Rest in Peace



In Loving Memory of

George Dunleavy


Died 18 Dec 2004

Aged 81 years

'The Lord is my Shepherd'



In Loving Memory of

Robert John Dunleavy

Died 18 Feb 1998

Aged 73 years



Sacred to the Memory of

William J Gowen


Who departed this life

24 Apr 1947

Aged 77 years

His Wife Elizabeth

Died 27 Jun 1958 aged 84 years

'In my Father's house are many mansions'



William James Gowen and Elizabeth Campbell

See 1901 census Falcarragh



In Loving Memory of

A Dear Husband & Father

William Victor Green

Died 17 Dec 2002

Aged 86 years

'Lonely is the home without you

Life is not the same'



In Loving Memory of

The Rev Valentine Pole Griffith


Born 23 Jun 1806

Departed this life 23 May 1886

In his 57th year of the Ministry of Christ

Spent in the Parishes of

Rathlin Island - Templecrone Glencolumbkill

And Tullaghobegley

Of which latter Parish he was

Rector for 23 years

Also of

Elizabeth Lucy, his Wife

Who died 9 Aug 1869

And of

Mary Griffith, their daughter

Who fell asleep in Jesus

24 Feb 1897

They trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ

As their all-sufficient Saviour

And thus peacefully

Their spirits passed into God's

Safekeeping for Eternal Rest

'So He giveth His Beloved sleep', Psalm cxxvii.2


Elizabeth, daughter of the

Late Rev VP Griffith

She departed this life

On the 31 Dec 1910


Rev William Stewart Griffith

Son of the late Rev VP Griffith

Who died at Ardnagreen 25 Jan 1911

Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord, Rev xiv.13


VS Griffith, Major, Late Adjutant

1st E, York Regiment

Eldest son of Rev VP Griffith

He entered into rest 23 Oct 1917 aged 85 years

Jesus sayd 'Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are

heavy laden, and I will give you rest.' Matt xl.28

'Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou

Shalt be saved', Acts xvi.31

'As for me, I will behold thy Face in righteousness

I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with Thy likeness', Psalm xvii.15



Valentine Pole Griffith, Raghery, Antrim, married Elizabeth Lucy Murphy of Baggot St, Dublin

21 Jun 1830. Witnesses Henry Murphy & George Sidney Smith

Their daughter Jane is buried at St Columba's Church of Ireland, Glencolumbkille



Gilbert Kennedy


1920 - 1999


And Inventor



Neal Victor MacGregor

Master Craftsman

27 Aug 1946 - 3 Jul 1990



In Loving Memory of

Our Dear Mother Mary Anne Perkins

Who died 31 Mar 1911 aged 74 years

And our Brother John Perkins

WHo died 28 Jan 1923 aged 47 years

Also our Aunt Bessie Irwin

Who died 20 May 1912 aged 66 years

And our Uncle Pat Irwin

Who died 21 Mar 1888 aged 32 years

'Asleep in Jesus'



John Perkins and Maryanne Irwin

See 1901 census Falcarragh



James Simmons (1933-2001)

Poet, Singer, Songwriter

Beloved Husband and Father

Deirdres Lament for Neisha

(A version from the Irish by James Simmons)

... 'I loved those limbs that my limbs pressed

His body like a white birch tree

At quiet daybreak as he dressed

His strength and grace and modesty'



See Wikipedia article

Also see -

The Poet's House & Ballad of Claudy



Sacred to the Memory of

The Rev AWM Stewart

Who departed this life

11 Jul 1863



Rev Alexander William Maxwell Stewart



In Loving Memory of

John Wilkinson

Who was for over 41 years

Clerk of Petty Sessions

At Falcarragh

Fell asleep in Jesus

18 Mar 1911


Herbert Rowland

Beloved only Son of

John and Isabella Wilkinson

Fell asleep in Jesus

19 Feb 1919

'With Christ which is far better'






In Memory of

Thomas Bosworthick

Albert Stiles

Frederick W Frost

And Five Others (Names Unknown)

Whose Bodies are interred here

And whose Lives were Lost

By the Wreck of HMS Wasp

On Tory Island

22 Sep 1884

Out of a total crew of 56

(4 Officers and 52 Men)

Six Seamen only were Saved

Let the Living learn life's uncertainty

To profit thereby

"Prepare to meet thy God" Amos 4.12

"Turn ye from your Evil ways" Ezekiel 33.2

"Seek thee the Lord while he may be found" Isaiah 55.6


Jesus Lover of my Soul

Let me to thy shelter fly

While Life's dangerous waters roll

While it's tempests still run high

Hide me O my Saviour hide

Till the storm of life be passed

Safe into the haven guide

O receive my Soul at last

"Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ

And thou shalt be Saved" Acts 16.31

A Sailor

of the 1939-45 War

Merchant Navy

Found 14 Sep 1940

Known unto God

A Sailor

of the 1939-45 War

An Officer, Royal Naval Reserve

Found 14 Sep 1940

Known unto God

Sub-Lieutenant (E)

RG Anderson, RNR

HMS Dunvegan Castle

28 Aug 1940 Age 26


Robert Gourlay Anderson

Son of David Kinnear and Agnes Carruthers Anderson, of Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire

W Redford

Abel Seaman, RNVR, C/TD/X1574

HMS Dunvegan Castle

28 Aug 1940


Walter Redford



Gevallen in Dienst Van Zijn Vaderland

Op 6 Dec 1940

Antonius Adrianus Theodorus Hofkens

Geboren Te: Voorburg 12 May 1909


Fallen in the Service of his Fatherland

Antonius was born 12 May 1909 in

Voorburg, a Dutch town and former municipality in the western part of the province of South Holland

Gevallen in Dienst Van Zijn Vaderland

Op 6 Dec 1940

Eilt Hendrik Borgman

Geboren Te: Nieuwe Pekela 29 Jul 1893


Fallen in the Service of his Fatherland

Eilt was born 29 Jul 1893 in

Nieuwe Pekela, a village in the Dutch province of Groningen


Gevallen in Dienst Van Zijn Vaderland

Op 6 Dec 1940

Johannes Bruijn

Geboren Te: Maassluis 29 Dec 1900


Fallen in the Service of his Fatherland

Johannes was born 29 Dec 1900 in

Maassluis, a town in the western Netherlands, in the

province of South Holland


Eilt Hendrik Borgman

Antonius Adrianus Theodorus Hofkens

Johannes Bruijn

The bodies were exhumed on

Monday 9 Oct 2000

By Netherlands War Graves Foundation and transferred

To the Netherlands for reburial in a War cemetery



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