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Carrickbrennan Graveyard

Postby Strum » Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:48 pm

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Anybody interested in a visit, if I'm right, Sputnik mentioned that the keys can be obtained from the Vacuum cleaner repair shop opposite the Catholic Church on Carrickbrennan road.
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Re: Carrickbrennan Graveyard

Postby jordo » Sat Sep 18, 2010 7:25 pm

I would love to do the tour with you Strum, it sounds very interesting.
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Re: Carrickbrennan Graveyard

Postby Strum » Sat Sep 18, 2010 7:41 pm

Sure Jordo. I'd like to take some photos. Never been in there and heard it a really interesting site. Just holler.
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Re: Carrickbrennan Graveyard

Postby Sputnik » Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:59 am

The key is available from the Hoover shop in Monkstown village.
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Re: Carrickbrennan Graveyard

Postby Strum » Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:23 am

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Re: Carrickbrennan Graveyard

Postby macdara » Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:09 pm

'Here lies the body of Hempenstall,judge jury,gallows and all'

For some reason I associate this sinister epitaph with that old cemetery.Anyone out there know of this dodgy character? :?:
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Re: Carrickbrennan Graveyard

Postby grammer » Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:40 pm

there is in folklore a story about a Lieut. Hempenstall of the Wicklow -Westmeath Militia in 1798-
who became known as the "walking gallows"-who because he was so tall could half-hang a man by the neck over his shoulder-he became known as a sadistic hanging judge
he was judge -jury and hangman according to many stories
-he was involved in the round-up of rebels after the failed 1798 rebellion


but no idea where he is buried -----
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Re: Carrickbrennan Graveyard

Postby Holla » Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:02 pm

civilian burials for carrickbrennan state they have a
George Hempenstall esq 1850
Louisa hempenstall 1869
Susan Hempenstall 1870
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Re: Carrickbrennan Graveyard

Postby Holla » Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:33 pm

that george Hempenstall esq 1805 not 1850 as i prev said ( did warn yiz about me L plates )
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Re: Carrickbrennan Graveyard

Postby Strum » Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:57 pm

Holla wrote: ( did warn yiz about me L plates )



I've given you an Avatar Holla. Sorry, couldn't resist haha. (I can change it to whatever you would prefer, just let me know) ;) :D
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Re: Carrickbrennan Graveyard

Postby Holla » Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:00 pm

thank a miLL for yhe L i L OVE IT
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Re: Carrickbrennan Graveyard

Postby brandy » Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:50 pm

Strum wrote:
Holla wrote: ( did warn yiz about me L plates )



I've given you an Avatar Holla. Sorry, couldn't resist haha. (I can change it to whatever you would prefer, just let me know) ;) :D


Love it :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Carrickbrennan Graveyard

Postby jordo » Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:31 pm

Just put a date and time on it Strum and let's see who comes. I'm sure the weekend would suit most members who would be interested.
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Re: Carrickbrennan Graveyard

Postby Sputnik » Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:46 am

Hi Holla

Welcome to the site. Where did you get the details of the Hempenstalls buried in Carrickbrennan? Are there cemetery records available?
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Re: Carrickbrennan Graveyard

Postby Holla » Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:08 am

Hi spudnik

got the info in a little book by dun laoghaire historical society about the graveyard Iwas

going past one sunday about six years ago and it was open had a look around very intersting

i was pushed for time and had to go
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Re: Carrickbrennan Graveyard

Postby Strum » Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:15 am

Holla wrote:thank a miLL for yhe L i L OVE IT


Yeah that makes sense. :mrgreen:






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Re: Carrickbrennan Graveyard

Postby Strum » Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:21 am

jordo wrote:Just put a date and time on it Strum and let's see who comes. I'm sure the weekend would suit most members who would be interested.


Cool Jordo, can't be a Sunday though, the shop with the keys would be closed. :?:

In the meantime I may do a bit of Wall climbing... ;)
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Re: Carrickbrennan Graveyard

Postby johndle » Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:33 am

Strum Them ould Thief habits of yours come in handy

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Re: Carrickbrennan Graveyard

Postby Gulliver » Fri May 27, 2011 3:05 pm

Folks - you missed it - the annual guided walk of Carrickbrennan Graveyard was last Sunday - Colin Scudds was the guide - very well done

Last burial there was James Downes of Downes Bakery in 1955 - (remember "Downes Butterkrust Pan")

I have a copy of the DLHS book Still available at €6
There is also a series of booklets by the Genealogical Soc about graveyard inscriptions in all (most) graveyards in the 'boro, and Carrickbrennan is in Vol 3

The other graveyards covered are
Deansgrange in 5 volumes
Vol 1 Dean’s Grange Cemetery, South West Section Deansgrange
Vol 2 Dean’s Grange Cemetery, Lower North Section
Vol 3 Dean’s Grange Cemetery,??
Vol 4 Dean’s Grange Cemetery, South Section
Vol 5 Dean’s Grange Cemetery, West Section
Other Boro graveyards
Vol 2 Friends Burial Ground, Temple Hill, Blackrock
Vol 3 four burial grounds as follows -CARMELITE MONASTERY, BLACKROCK. CARRICKBRENNAN CEMETERY, MONKSTOWN. St. FINTAN’S CEMETERY, KILL OF THE GRANGE. SION HILL CONVENT
All available from www.familyhistory.ie - prices range up to €13

I understand that DLRCoCo is organising tours of graveyards (incl Carrickbrennan) and other historical items later in the summer - will try to update when details arrive
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Re: Carrickbrennan Graveyard

Postby Strum » Fri May 27, 2011 3:11 pm

Gulliver wrote:Folks - you missed it - the annual guided walk of Carrickbrennan Graveyard was last Sunday - Colin Scudds was the guide - very well done



Thanks for letting us know Gulliver haha. :D


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Re: Carrickbrennan Graveyard

Postby Gulliver » Fri May 27, 2011 4:03 pm

In addition to those listed above, there is also available a CD covering the burials in the graveyards below. So there is no doubt that the local cemetaries are well documented

Memorials of Dun Laoghaire Rathdowm - available from www.familyhistory.ie
Inscriptions on the CD are taken from the following smaller graveyards located in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County area:
1) BARRINGTONS : a private burial ground for the Barrington family since 1824
2) BLACKROCK COLLEGE: founded in 1860
3) DOMENICAN CONVENT : Dun Laoghaire, opened in 1949 and still in use
4) GLENCULLEN OLD: in use from 1820's until 1908
5) KILTERNAN C.O.I. : a well maintaned graveyard which has been in use since 1841
6) LOUGHLINSTOWN : a workhouse burial ground used during the famine years
7) OLD CONNAUGHT : contains headstones dating 1719
8) RATHMICHAEL (OLD CHURCH): the headstones date from 1724
9) SAINT BRIGID'S C.O.I. : dates from 1706
10)TULLY: there has been a church on thi site since 7th century
11)SION HILL in Blackrock
12)CARMELITE MONASTERY in Blackrock
13)CARRICKBRENNAN in Monkstown
14)KILL O GRANGE in Deansgrange
15)FRIENDS BURIAL GROUND at Temple Hill, Blackrock.
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Re: Carrickbrennan Graveyard

Postby Holla » Fri May 27, 2011 5:13 pm

I was away for a few days last week ,would loved to have got todo the tour
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Re: Carrickbrennan Graveyard

Postby Holla » Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:07 pm

Is there work going on in the Graveyard ? driving past last night I noticed a skip and one of those workmens cabin/containers outside the gate.
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Re: Carrickbrennan Graveyard

Postby Rocker » Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:15 pm

Haven't heard of any works. Though, when we went on the tour in the Summer there were parts of it very overgrown and neglected so maybe a well needed spruce up.
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