Skehana and its surrounding area is served by a number of cemeteries. Below are links to four of these cemeteries. With the help of Irishgraveyards.ie we can do a “virtual visit” to all of the grave plots that are marked in these graveyards by clicking on the links below. This is an ideal way for people who are away from home to “visit” their loved ones resting place and remember them in their prayers and thoughts.
Click on the blue highlights to look at and do a virtual visit to the graveyards that are mapped.
Some of our other local graveyards and cemetaries are not mapped to date. Among those are The Moor Cemetary in Abbert Demesne, The Killaghaun near Glentane, Cloonkeen-Kerril Cemetery and the children’s burial grounds at Skehanagh, Menlough Eighter, The Curraghaun in Windfield Demesne, Caltracreen and Kilfelligy.
The Moor Cemetery
The Moor Cemetery is situated in Abbert Demesne. It was also known as Knockmoy Church, Abbert Demesne in times past. Until the late 1980s there was no roadway to access and remains had to be brought across the fields by horse and cart, tractor and trailer or simply carried as no ordinary motor vehicle could gain access as the land around this area can be described as wet land most times of the year. A local community employment scheme made a roadway through and gave valuable access and a large parking area to what is a very quiet, beautiful and peaceful location as one can see from the photographs on the right. It is well kept, maintained and respected by people of the local area.
It was believed by all of the old people in the past, and even by many of the not-so-old today, that lights can be seen there during the night before a corpse is buried.