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Our Local Cemeteries

There are two ancient cemeteries in Carrigtwohill. The main one in Carrigtwohill village of St David’s surrounds the Augustinian Abbey ruins, and another being at Templecurraheen. A resent addition is the new cemetery adjoining the old one.

Not far away is Caherlag in the neighbouring parish of Glounthaune. Here too some of those interred were native villagers.

Sample Headstones (Datasheet 22)

Anco Community Response Project

An Chomhairle Oiliúna, (‘The Training Council’), more commonly referred to as AnCO, went on to become ‘FÁS’, which has again been renamed as ‘Solas’. These organisations were National training and employment authorities, provides career guidance services, including information on training and employment opportunities throughout Ireland.

In Carrigtwohill Anco undertook a six-month project between September 1986 to March 1987 to produce individual datasheets of the old cemetery surrounding the Augustinian Abbey Ruins, entitled ‘Anco Community Response Project’. These datasheets included beautiful hand drawn images of the headstone with transcriptions of headstone inscriptions. They also produced an accompanying site plan of headstone locations.

The local trainee participants were; Kenneth O’Keeffe, Barry Flynn, Kevin Barry, Denise Donnelly, Teresa Fenton, Evelyn Kidney, and Tomas Crowley.


In 2012 this project was taken a step further. The original AnCo project document containing 328 datasheets was first fully scanned for prosperity. Then, the datasheets were used to create a searchable database. At a resent committee meeting it was agreed this database shall be published on our website. This has finally been achieved.

Old St David's Abbey Cemetery

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