Magheracloone and Ardragh Group of Parishes
The area occupied by the current
Parishes: Carrickmacross, Donaghmoyne, Inniskeen, Killany,
Magheracloone and Ardragh, roughly covers the
area know in ancient times as Farney. Farney is an anglicised version
of 'Fernmag' or 'the plain of the alder'. This was one of the five
or petty kingdoms of Monaghan which the Norman invaders incorporated
into their administrative system as
The history of Farney is too lenghty to be dealt with here and it is
well covered on
numerous other web-sites. We have some suggestions on the Links page.
As time goes on we will gather information about
our church sites and parish areas. If anyone can send information we
will be very happy to get it.
Except for those in current use, these are not available
having been deposited with the Representative Church Body Library in
Acre Graveyard Map
We include a rough map of the Carrickmacross Parish graveyard
known as God's Acre. It is on the Dundalk road on the town side of the
southern access roundabout. If you are willing to share
information about those buried in the graveyard we would like to build
a database of such informaion. For the moment we include the information which
is public knowledge
through headstones, church records etc. The numbers in the first column
of the spreadsheet refer to the locations on the map while the second
and third columns refer to the Entry numbers in the old Graveyard Book.
thank John Burns of the Workhouse Project and Emma Hill for their work
on the church records making this presentation possible
Any remaining errors are the responsibilityn of the Rector.
This is a link
to a draft version of some notes we have put together. They are not
complete and any suggestions for improvement or correction would be
very welcome. If you would like a watermark free printed copy please
contact us and, if there is sufficient interest, we may get it printed.
The Parish in the lifetime of Patrick Byrne
Ardragh Parish History