Carlow County - Ireland Genealogical Projects (IGP TM)

Baptism Records

Extracts from Dunleckney Records in the Parish of Bagenalstown

County Carlow

All the records on the following pages have been transcribed by Brian Walsh c2004-2009

The dates which appear on the right under the heading 'Notes' can be used to cross-references to other baptisms from the same family. I was hoping that other researchers would be able to find one entry and then cross reference it to other sibling baptisms this way. In theory, if the family was Catholic and were all baptized in Dunleckney Catholic Parish then a researcher could find the rest of the family easily.
Brian Walsh

Dunleckney Graves Images

Dunleckney Graves Inscriptions

Website: Dunleckney Graves incriptions

Civil Parish
Poor Law Union
Idrone East

Dunleckny – Dún Leicne – Fort of the Hill Side

Church of Ireland church
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The churchyard at Dunleckny contains the ivy-covered ruins of two churches. The detached three-bay, single cell Church of Ireland was built in the late eighteenth but abandoned in the early nineteenth century when services were transferred to St Mary’s Church, Bagenalstown. The ruin to the right, now almost completely covered with ivy is of a much older church. At the beginning of the thirteenth century this church was granted to the nunnery of Graney. The present remains consist of a rectangular structure which is probably medieval in date.

In the older church is a plaque to the memory of two eighteenth-century parish priests. It was erected by Fr. Michael Pendergast in 1810 and commemorates his uncle and grand-uncle, both, like himself, priests of Dunleckny. This reveals a typical tradition of priesthood within Irish families.

The burial ground around the church contains many interesting gravestones. There is also a private graveyard for the Bagenals and Veseys of Dunleckney Manor. Walter Bagenal founded the nearby town of Bagenalstown in the 1700s. He had visions of mirroring the city of Versailles in northern France and built a grand courthouse and some public buildings. Shortly after his efforts were frustrated by the re-routing of the coach road away from the town. His courthouse is now the town library.



St. Mary’s Rectory, Dunleckney.
Dunleckney cemetery

Map of Dunleckney and part of Wells Parish in the Barony of Idrone by George Marshall.

Dunleckney CoI Church (ruins)
Dunleckney Manor map c.1846
St. Mary’s Rectory, Dunleckney, Bagenalstown
St. Mary’s Rectory, Dunleckney, Bagenalstown
Dunleckney cemetery
Underground passage at Dunleckney cemetery

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