There are at least five Fitzhenry graves in this cemetery and all belong to the extended family of the Fitzhenry family of Clonbur/Cornamona.
The oldest three FItzhenry gravestones are favourably situated on the south side of the church ruins by the old church door.
The oldest granite stone reads
Pray for the soul ofThis stone is now an upright, but at one time it was a flat grave covering stone.
who died 5th March 1846
aged 70 years
also his wife
MARGARET FITZHENRY ALIAS JOYCE
who died 14th september 1870
aged 80 years
Behind the stone is a collection of grave "feet" on which the stone used to stand.
These are Mrs Josie Coyne's great-grandparents - Thomas Fitzhenry 1776-1846 and Margaret Joyce 1790-1870
The stone facing this at the opposite end of the same plot reads
In loving memory ofMary was born Mary Conroy. Drimsnave is close to Conamona. These are Mrs. Coyne's parents.
Died 26th April 1956
His wife MARY
Died 26th Oct 1985
Mrs. Coyne says that her mother had a horror of the flat stone lying over her when she was buried, and asked that the flat grave stone wasn't put over the grave again once she had been buried there.
Hence the stone was erected as an upright at the other end of the plot.
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