Old Graveyard, St. Mary’s, Convoy, Co Donegal

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James died 1935

Tom died 1943

Letitia died 1946

Patrick died 1990

Teresa died 1992

Tom died 1998

Simon J. died 1999

Rest in Peace



In Loving Memory of

Patrick Brolly, Raphoe

Died 29-3-1925 aged 41 yrs

His wife Catherine

Died 9-12-1968 aged 84 yrs

Their daughters Bridget

Died 28-7-1930 aged 7 yrs

& Eileen

Died 12-6-1937 aged 15 yrs



In Loving Memory of

Bridget Brown

Died at Greenock 20th June 1940

Her sister Maryann Pollock

Who died 2nd June 1936

Their mother Ellen Patton

Who died 1st January 1920

Also Maggie Patton

Died 8th March 1965




Erected by

John Campbell in memory of his wife

Elloner, who died

9th Decr 1847 aged 61 yrs

Also his son Edward

Who died

8th Jany 1852 aged 40 yrs



In Loving Memory of

Mary Campbell, Raphoe

Died 27th September 1913



In Loving Memory of

Mary Carlin (nee) McTague

Milltown, Raphoe

Who died 18th April 1993



In Loving Memory of

Mary Carlin

Who died 23rd August 1914 aged 89 years

And her husband

Hugh Carlin

Who died 25th October 1918 aged 88 years

Also their sons

Hugh Carlin

Died 31st July 1933 aged 75 years

And his wife Catherine

Died 4th July 1934 aged 63 years

Bernard Carlin

Died 28th Jan 1935 aged 69 years

Hugh Carlin

Died 7th Nov 1979 aged 81 years

Breda Carlin

Died 17th Sept 1986 aged 77 years



Sacred to the Memory of

George Cavanagh

Born in 1777 Died 15 Aug 1825

Aged 48 years


Wife of the above George

Born in 1779 Died 13 Sep 1827

Aged 48 years


Mother of the above George

Born 1762 Died in 1834

Aged 72 years

Margaret Spence

Daughter of the above George and Catherine

Born Sep 1803 Died 22 Jun 1857

Aged 54 years

James Kerr

Son-in-law of the above George and Catherine

Born 31 Oct 1809

Died 29 Dec 1869 aged 60 years

Katharine Kerr

Daughter of James

Born 10 Feb 1843

Died 7 Dec 1849

John Kerr

Son of James

Born 19 Nov 1840

Died 19 Aug 1846

Catharine Kerr

Wife of James

Born 12 Jul 1808 Died 18 Apr 1880

Margaret Kerr, Raphoe

Died 26 Aug 1928

Aged 81 years

Mary Toner

Raphoe, her Niece

Died 9 Oct 1939

Aged 68 years



In Loving Memory of

Anthony Connolly

Died June 1940

His wife Ellen

Died March 1938

Their daughter Ellen

Died Oct 1935





Sarah Connolly

In Memory of

My Husband

Timothy Connolly

Who Died 28 April, 1859

At Age 58 Years



In Loving Memory

Josephine Crowner

Died 11th May 1910

John Crowner

Died 18th April 1926

Kate O’Donnell

Died 13th March 1965

Kathleen Kelly

Died 29th November 1935

Joseph O’Donnell

Died 29th September 1974

William O’Donnell

Died 10th May 1981

James O’Donnell

Died 8th October 1989

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Have Mercy on their Souls




In Loving Memory of

Margaret Elizabeth Dalton

James Dalton his wife Roseann

William Dalton Senior

Died 23rd March 1982

His wife Kathleen

Died 23rd February 1983

Their son William Liam Junior

Died 3rd June 1983



Thomas Duffey,

Age 35, died December 3rd 1844

Margaret beloved wife of

Thomas Duffey aged 55

Died January 25th 1864

An Beloved daughter of

Thomas and Margaret Duffey

Age 14 died October 27th 1852




Pray for the Souls of

Margaret Furey, Raphoe

Who died 10th January 1917 aged 55 years

And her husband

James Furey N.T.,

Who died 23rd March 1941 aged 78 years

And their daughters


Died 8th May 1983 aged 85 years

And Bridie

Died 11th July 1989 aged 90 years



In Memory of

Charles Gallagher

Died 20th Dec 1910



In loving Memory of

Hannah Gallagher

1851 – 1955

Her son Patrick

1896 – 1972

Daughter Gertrude

1902 – 1978

Also William Shiels

1919 – 1990



Pray for the Soul of

Patrick Gallagher

Died 17th July 1899 aged 63 years

His wife Sarrah

Died 23rd Nov 1918 aged 67 years

Their son Hugh Francis

Died 4th May 1911 aged 20 years




In Loving Memory of

Patrick Gallagher, Kiltoal

Died 20th March 1955

Bernard Gallagher

Died 25th July 1988



In Memory of

Hugh Green of Raphoe

Who died 14 Jun 1852

Aged 62 years


Hugh Green Junr

Who died 1 May 1854

Aged 29 years

Cathrine Green

Wife of John Green

Died 8 Nov 1844

Cathrine Green

Wife of Hugh Green

Died 27 Dec 1878

Aged 88 years

James Green, Raphoe

Died 2 Mar 1900 aged 59 years

And his Wife Mary Anne Duddy

Died 7 Nov 1943 aged 80 years

And their Daughter Kathleen M Woods

Died 18 Aug 1946 aged 51 years

His Son Hugh Green

Died 14 Jul 1974 aged 74 years

Requiescant in pace



In Loving Memory of

Thomas Hamilton

Died 23 Feb 1911

His wife Susan

Died 10 July 1920

My Jesus Mercy

From their devoted family



In Loving Memory of

Mary Harkin

Died 24th Dec 1977 aged 51 years

Her husband Joe

Died 30th August 1987 aged 67 years



(grave behind above)

In Loving Memory of

Daniel Harkin, Miltown

Died 6th Feb 1981 aged 76 yrs

His wife Winifred

Died 17th May 1983 aged 67 yrs


(plaque in front of above)

Baby Mary Bridget Harkin

Died an infant


(plaque in front)

Precious memories of

Thomas Fahy died

26th Feb 2007 aged 36 years

Always In Our Thoughts



In Loving Memory of

William Hoey

Died 12th September 1928

His wife Alice

Died 15th November 1965

Their son Paddy

Died 17th January 1996

His wife Jane

Died 31st August 1977



Pray for the Soul of

Mary Kelly, Macmeemstown, Convoy

Died 4th June 1987

Rest in Peace



In Loving Memory of

Willie Kelly, Ontario, Canada

Died 3 March 1978

Erected by his wife Annie



Eternal Rest Give Unto These O Lord

Mary Lynch, Rossbracken

Who died 14-12 1909

Madge Lynch, Convoy

Died 19-3-1918

Margaret Lynch, Cornagillagh

Died 1-3-1919

Edward Lynch, Rossbracken

Died 18-7-1922

John Lynch, Manorcunningham

Died 22-9-1927

Catherine Lynch, Convoy

Died 10-4-1932

William Lynch Convoy

Died 13-2-1934

Patrick Lynch, Manorcunningham

Died 9-7-1953

Mary McLaughlin, Bundoran

Died 31-12-1962

Edward Lynch, Rossbracken

Died 12-1-1970



In Loving Memory of

A dear husband & father

Edward McBride

239 Townparks, Convoy

Died 23rd Nov 1986 aged 75 yrs

And his beloved wife and a

Devoted mother Margaret

Died 5th Mar 199? (year on headstone has been altered)

aged 82 yrs



Erected in Loving Memory of

Charles McBride, Tullyvinney, Raphoe

Died 12th Aptil 1968 aged 90

His wife Sarah

Who died Jan 1930

And other relatives

Margaret, aged 5 yrs

Died 18th Aug 1976

Their son Paddy

Died 6th Jan 2004 aged 75 yrs



(plaque to left in above grave)

In Loving Memory of

Little Margaret McBride

Aged 5 yrs


Always remembered by

Cloughfin N.S.


(plaque to right)

Those we love don’t go away,

But walk beside us every day,

Unseen, unheard, but always near.

Still loved, still missed,

Still very dear.

In Loving Memory of Paddy



In Loving Memory of

Anne McCafferty


Died 9 Jan 1936

Also her Son

Dan McCafferty

Died 21 Dec 1958

Philip McCafferty

Died 21 Apr 1969




Pray for the souls of

Charles McCarrick

Died 19th Jan 1951 aged 81 years


Annie Mary

Died 12th March 1926 aged 23 years

Bridget Ellen

Died 28th March 1926 aged 19 years


Died 26th April 1911 aged 19 months


Died 5th Nov 1929 aged 14 years


Annie McHugh

Died 3rd Feb 1946 aged 6 years

Mary Ann McCarrick

Died Jan 1960


(plaque beside above)

In Loving Memory of

Robert McHugh

Died 26th April 1976

His son

Arthur McHugh

Died 12th July 1983

Maggie McHugh

Died 27th Sept 1993



Charles McCarrick & Mary Anne McGlinchey family - see 1901 census Convoy Town

Researcher: Kristy - Email


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In Loving Memory of

Charles McCarrick, Derry

Died 27 Apr 1959

Aged 58 years



In Loving Memory of

Neil McCarron, Finnadurk

Died 8th Sept 1968 aged 72 yrs

His daughter

Theresa (Tessie) Shinkins

Died 28th July 2006 aged 81 yrs



In Memory of

Edward McCobb

Died 18th May 1869 aged 68 years

Also his wife

Rose McCobb

Died 25th January 1888 aged 88 years

Eliza McCobb

Died 16th June 1911 aged 64 years

James McCobb

Died 24th June 1912 aged 70 years



In Loving Memory of

Sarah McConalogue, Glencairn, Knockbrack

Died 16 Mar 1934

Also her husband

William McConalogue

Died 23 Aug 1955

May their Souls Rest in Peace



In Remembrance of

The McCool family, Carrickbrack


Cassie aged 84 yrs

Mary Maggie aged 83 yrs

Both died tragically

April 28th 1985




In Memory of

Peter McCrudden, Glencairn

Who died 15th February 1905 aged 82 years

Also his wife Catherine

Died 15th Feby 1924 aged 88 years

Also his son Daniel

Died 13th July 1948 aged 89 years

Erected by his son

Peter McCrudden



In Loving Memory of

Patrick Bonner, Craig’s

Died 18th June 1967 aged 83 years

His wife Mary Bonner

Died 28th Sept 1971 aged 82 years

Their daughter, Lena Lynch

10 Townpark’s, Convoy

Died 15th April 2000 aged 72 yrs



Also Mary McCrudden

Died 4th Mar 1949

Aged 83 years



In Loving Memory of

John McDaid, Finnadurk

Died 10th May 1929 aged 61 years

His sister Annie

Died 14th September 1930 aged 68 years

Also their Mother Ann

Died 17th December 1933 aged 90 years

Mary McCarron (Mrs Neil)

Died 4th June 1988 aged 92 years.



In Memory of

Patrick McDaid

Died 4th May 1869 aged 64 years

Also his wife Mary McDaid

Died 10th June 1843 aged 40 years

And his sons

William McDaid

Died 18th January 1874 aged 26 years

James McDaid

died 1st September 1909 aged 65 years




In Loving Memory of

Rebecca McDermott, Magheranappin

Died 1st March 1938

Her husband Jim

Died 10th August 1989

Also Hugh Quinn, Augheygault

Died 2nd February 1971



Of Your Charity

Pray for the soul of

Susan McElhinney

Who departed this life

27th August 1885 aged 67 years

James McElhinney

Who departed this life 21st July 1888 aged 67 years

Also their Gt Grand Daughter

Dympna McElhinney

Died 7th August 1938 aged 15 years

John McElhinney

Died 7th August 1951 aged 76 years

His grand-child Berny

Died 1949 aged 2 weeks

Seamus McElhinney

Died 26th Feb 1970 aged 56 years

His mother Mary Ellen

Died 20th Feb 1971 aged 86 years

His wife Bridget

Died 9th Jan 1996 aged 77 years

Tom McElhinney

Died 1st Jan 2000 aged 84 years



Anthony McFadden


Who Died 28 Mar 1889?

Aged 102 Years

On Whose Soul Sweet Jesus Have Mercy




Anthony McFadden was from Cruit Island & was married to Bridget Murphy



In Loving Memory of

Charlie McGee, Gortagradon (Gortadragon?)

Born 4th March 1918

Died 26th August 1996 (or 1998)



Erected by

George McGhee of Glasgow

In loving memory of

His father George McGhee

Who departed this life

At White Cross, Raphoe

On the 26th December 1892 aged 73 years




Of your Charity

Pray for the Soul of

Neil McGhee, of Drumkeen

Who departed this life on 212 Nov 1821

Aged 75 years

And for the Soul of his Son




In Loving Memory of

Mary McGill, Artikelly

Died 29th June 1991

Her husband Jack

Died 16th June 2003

Their baby son Thomas

Died September 1951


Erected by her husband and family



In Loving Memory of

Maura McGill nee McVeigh

Died 30.4.99 R.I.P



In Loving Memory of

The McGill Family, Doobalagh

William died 9 Feb 1946 aged 87 yrs

His wife Catherine

Died 29 April 1949 aged 72 yrs

Their daughters

Elizabeth Breslin died 9 Oct 1946 aged 42 yrs

Sarah Gallagher died 31 Dec 1970 aged 69 yrs

Son Tommy

Died 6 May 1976 aged 65 yrs


(stone in front of above)

In Loving Memory of

James McGill died 1-11-81 aged 75 years

Ann McGill died 16-6-86 aged 72 yrs

John McGill died 16-12-89 aged 85 yrs



(stone in same grave as above)

McGill Family, Gortadragon

In Loving Memory of

Thomas McGill died 13th Dec 1924

Margaret McGill died 15th July 1940

Edward McGill died 10th Dec 1961

Thomas McGill died 8th Feb 1935

Mary McGill died 17th Sept 1952

Her husband John McGill

Died 22nd March 1968

Peter McGill died 22nd Feb 1922

Sr. Paschal McGill died 6th Feb 1982



Plaque fixed in the wall of the old church

In Memory of

Rev James McGinley

Died 12 Feb 1862

(text in Latin)


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In Loving Memory of

Manus Kevin McGinty, Glenmaquinn

Died 26th June 1935 aged 3 mths

His father Patrick

Died 2nd Sept 1964 aged 75 yrs

His mother Helen

Died 11th Jan 1979 aged 82 yrs



In Memory of

Myles McGlinchey who departed this life

on the 27th Decr 1895 aged 58 years

also his wife Catharine O’Donnell

who departed this life

on the 28th Jany 1878 aged 35 years

Patrick F. McGlinchey

Who departed this life

On the 24th April 1933 aged 62 years



In Loving Memory of

Hugh McGuigan, Magharacorran

His wife Margaret

Daughters, Susan, Sarah, Cassie

Son Edward

Also Sarah McGuigan

Died 3rd Aug 2003 aged 94 years



In Loving Memory of

Cassie McLaughlin died 18.7.1976

Hannagh McLaughlin died 23.12.1980

Eileen McLaughlin died 6.3.1985



In Loving Memory of

Elizabeth McMonagle

Died 23rd Feb 1944 aged 72 years

Her husband Michael

Died 28th Oct 1970 aged 96 years

Their daughter Mary Ellen

Died 26th Sept 1991

Their son Michael

Died 11th Feb 1993

Their daughter Hannah

Died 27th April 1996



In Loving Memory of

The McMullan Family




See 1901 census Treantaboy



In Loving Memory of

Robert McMullan

Died 23rd Feb 1909 aged 72 years

His wife Jane McMullan

Died 5th Oct 1929 aged 78 years

Robert McMullan

Died 25th Aug 1959 aged 69 years

His wife Evelyn McMullan

Died 25th Sep 1962 aged 62 years



The family was from Cornagilla




In Loving Memory of

Mary McNamee, Killynure

Died 17th Sept 1942 aged 28 years

Rest in Peace


Also in Remembrance of

The Kelly Family, Craigdoo



In Loving Memory of

Ellen Mailey, Killynure, Convoy

Died April 1927

Her husband James

Died Sept 1930


James died Sept 1969

Patrick died Dec 1970

Also Baby Noel Mailey, Convoy

Died Dec 1952



Pray for the Monaghan Family

Annie 16-1-1930

James 6-1930

James 3-1-1961

Edward 2-2-1967



In Loving Memory of

Mathew Mulhern died 24 Jan 1970

His wife Bridget died 7 Aug 1973

Their sons

Mathew and James

Also daughter Eileen

Loving son Hugh

Loving son Phonsus died 6 ded 2001



O’Donnell, Convoy


Erected by Siobhan



In Memory of

Patrick Patton of Cavan

Who died June 22nd 1890 aged 11 years

And of his sister Maggie

Died 19th March 1908 aged 25 years

And their sister Mary

Died 13th June 1915 aged 29 years

Mrs. Gallagher died at Raphoe

6th June 1918

Francis Patton died at Cavan

Dec 16th 1920




In Loving Memory of

John Peoples, Killynure

Died 9th January 1964 aged 83 years

Also his wife Margaret

Died 20th November 1966 aged 81 years

And his daughter Kathleen

Died 28th January 1923 aged 2 years

His son John Joe

Died 1st November 1996 aged 80 years

Rest in Peace.



(stone beside above)

Sacred to the memory of

Mary Peoples who depd this life

26th Jan 1835 aged 45 yrs

Also her son Wm who dept this life

27th April 1852 aged 38 yrs



Sacred Heart of Jesus

Have mercy on the Soul of

William Quinn

Carrickbrack House, Convoy

Who died 19th March 1989 aged 93 years



In Loving Memory of

My relatives

Erected by

Elizabeth Ramsay

Who died 29th June 1928

Margaret Gibson

Andrew Gibson & Family




In Loving Memory of

John Rodgers, Ballinaleckey

Died 16th March 1912 aged 72 years

His wife Catherine

Died 3rd Sept 1920 aged 68 years

Jane Rodgers

Died 18th March 1965 aged 58 years

Her husband Charles

Died 4th June 1965 aged 72 years

Their daughter

Mary Tinney (nee Rodgers)

Died 27th Jan 1980 aged 44 years

Their son, Eddie (Interred in Manachester)

Died 18th Oct 1982 aged 48 years

And their son, John

Died 20th Aug 1985 aged 58 years



In Loving Memory of

George Rooney, Craighdoo

Died 5th Nov 1947 aged 50

Peter Flanagan

Died 21st Oct 1952 aged 86

Mary Rooney

Died 7th June 1989 aged 79



In Memory of

Patrick Rooney

Died 1st April 1921 aged 78

Wife Elizabeth

Died 25th July 1937 aged 67


Margaret Ann

Died 5th Sept 1934 aged 39

Elizabeth died 11th May 1967 aged 55


John died 12th Dec 1969 aged 69

Hugh died 18th Jan 1971 aged 72

James Rooney

Died 31st July 1988

Seamus Rooney 1934 – 1995

Erected by the Rooney Family



In Loving Memory of

Patrick Rooney

Who died 2nd Sept 1959 aged 69 yrs

His wife Mary

Who died 11th Dec 1967 aged 72 yrs

Erected by his wife and Family



Pray for the Souls of

The Shiels family Convoy

Rest in Peace



In Loving Memory of

The Slevin Family





In Loving Memory of

Spence and Lafferty families of

Longlands and Townparks

Erected by Christy Spence



In Loving Memory of

Laurence Strain

Died 6th December 1983 aged 77 years

Also his brother

Jerry Strain

Died 19th December 1983 aged 87 years



In Loving Memory of

Patrick Strain, Convoy

Died 26th Feb 1937 aged 76 years

His wife Mary Anne Strain

Died 12th Jan 1951 aged 83 years

Their sons

John A. died 28th Dec 1970

Patrick died 19th March 1976

Their grandson

Laurence Woods formerly of Ballymonaster

Died 24th May 2000 aged 68 years



Please pause and pray for

John Charles Tinney, Kiltoal

Died 20th February 1992 aged 35 years

Jesus Mary and Joseph Pray for him



In Memory of

Edward Toner

Who died Oct 21st 1881 aged 88 years

Also Mary his wife

Who died March 1874 aged 73 years



In Loving Memory of

Frank Toner

Died 13 June 1937

His wife Marion

Died 7 Nov 1977

Their son Tony

Died 10 Sept 1991

Rest in Peace



Mary Ward

Departed this life

June 5th 1823 aged 17 years




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