Map of Cemeteries

  1    Abbey, Ballina
  2    Addergoole
  3    Ardagh
  4    Ballinahaglish
  5    Ballinglen
  6    Ballycastle
  7    Ballycroy
  8    Ballysakeery
  9    Bangor
  10  Belderrig
  11  Binghamstown
  12  Bofeenaun
  13  Bonniconlon

  14  Bonnifinglas
  15  Carne
  16  Claggan
  17  Cloghans
  18  Colony, Achill
  19  Craggagh
  20  Cross Abbey
  21  Cross, Belderra
  22  Cross, new

  23  Crossmolina
  24  Crosspatrick
  25  Curraunboy
  26  Doohooma
  27  Doonfeeny
  28  Emlybeg
  29  Fahy
  30  Fallmore
  31  Geesala
  32  Glenamoy
  33  Glencastle, main
  34  Glencastle, new
  35  Glencastle, old
  36  Holy Trinity, Achill
  37  Inver

  38  Kilbelfad
  39  Kilbride
  40  Kilcummin
  41  Kildownet, new
  42  Kildownet, old

  43  Kilfian, new
  44  Kilfian, old
  45  Kilgalligan
  46  Kilgarvan
  47  Killala
  48  Killeen old
  49  Killogeary
  50  Kilmurray
  51  Kiltane

  52  Lacken new
  53  Lacken old
  54  Leigue, Ballina
  55  Lisheen
  56  Moygawnagh new
  57  Moygawnagh old
  58  Mullafarry
  59  Mullafarry old
  60  Pollatomish
  61  Rathfran
  62  Rathreagh
  63  Slievemore main
  64  Slievemore new
  65  Slievemore old
  66  Straide Abbey
  67  Straide Church
  68  Straide new
  69  Straide old

  70  St Johns, Ballyc.

  71  St Marys, Xmolina
  72  St Michaels Bal'na
  73  St Patricks, Killala
  74  St Thomas, Achill
  75  Teampall Maol
  76  Templemore

  77  Termoncarragh
  78  Toomore new
  79  Toomore old


  Ballycastle Deaths
  Ballycastle Marriages

  Bonnifinglas Burials


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Headstones in North County Mayo
These are photographic catalogues of the legible headstones from almost every burial ground in north Mayo (79 cemeteries, 22,000 photos).  They are freely browsable and searchable.  There are three main purposes in sharing these photos:

          to help preserve the memory of ancestors, family and friends,
           particularly for those who live too far away to visit. 

          as a resource to other family historians.  Inscriptions can provide family
           relationships and information not available from other records.

          to archive the information for future generations, as headstones and
           inscriptions gradually weather until they are lost forever.
Locations of the burial grounds catalogued to date:
NW Mayo
(below), NE Mayo (above)  Click on a number or the list to the left
Buffy the Vampire Slayer on a
'stake-out' in Doonfeeny Graveyard
Tip for reading and deciphering weathered headstones
Take a water spray bottle with you.  Thoroughly soak the area of the engraving by spraying with water, then photograph it from an angle, preferably with the camera pointing up from the side or below.  The light from the sky reflected off the wet surface reveals the slightest indentations in the stone (see example below).  This approach does not damage the headstone, unlike scrubbing or using chalk.

             Photo of dry headstone                        Same headstone soaked
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Locations of the burial grounds catalogued to date:
Click on a number on the maps below, or click on a name from list to the left
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Photo index
The photos are grouped by the burial ground, and indexed in alphabetical order by the family name(s) on the headstone.  Where there is more than one family name on the headstone, the photo is normally indexed under the other family name(s) also.  They are browsable and searchable using the Search menu page.

You can click on any name in the list to open a photo of that headstone.  To close the photo and return to the list, just click on the photo (do not use the 'Back' button).  To maintain fast download times, the photos are low resolution, but original high resolution copies are available on request. 

No stone left unturned?

These lists of indexed headstone photos are not comprehensive burial lists, they are simply lists of all the legible headstones that were reasonably accessible at the time of photographing.  Typically, they include at least 99% of all legible headstones in each cemetery. 

Some potentially legible headstones may not have been photographed because they were inaccessible, for example, behind railings, obstructed by dense bushes/trees, hidden in undergrowth, or fallen face down, or possibly omitted in error. Though reasonable attempts were made to clear obscuring undergrowth, no attempts were made to move headstones or clean them.  Some headstones were completely obscured by lichen growth or severely eroded.  However, if a few letters were discernable then several high resolution photos were taken from different angles in the hope they might be deciphered later.  This approach has proved successful in a significant number of cases.  Of all the photos, only a very small number were unusable for reasons such as corrupt data file, too blurred, or the surname was not visible.

Missing or updated headstone?
If you have a photo of a headstone that appears to be missing from the lists here, or a photo of a renovated, updated, replacement, or new headstone, etc., we would be pleased to add it to the list with due acknowledgement.  Please report any errors, etc. to webmaster@GoldenLangan.com.
Headstone photos
As there are no parish burial records for most Mayo cemeteries before the early-to-mid twentieth century, these indexed lists of photos may be the most complete or even the only such record available for many of these burial grounds.  (Note the Civil Deaths Register commenced in 1864 and is maintained by the General Register Office)

These headstones photos were originally taken for the author's own research as the author's relatives can be found in most of the graveyards throughout north Mayo.  However, they have been shared here for the benefit of all.
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Links to other County Mayo transcriptions and related listings

Death Register for Ballycastle
(includes Doonfeeny, Kilbride and Ballycastle)

Irishtimes.com:
List of graveyards and transcripts for Mayo

Findagrave.com:
some County Mayo transcriptions (search by name/graveyard)
   transcriptions from some south Mayo cemeteries by Dympna Joyce

Interment.net:
some County Mayo Cemetery Records

IrishGraveyards.ie
includes several cemeteries in south Mayo

Kabristan.org.uk:
some Achill Island Memorial Inscriptions

Bernieworld.net:
some County Mayo cemetery transcriptions

St Mary's Church Cemetery
in Marne (Berlin) MI, USA: Burial listing
   (includes immigrants from Ballycastle area)

Mayoancestors.com
(pay per view): Search Graveyard Inscription Records
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