Kilmallock town county Limerick

Background history

Kilmallock was an important place in the late middle ages to the early 1600s. It suffered a decline after Charleville was established by the BOYLE family in the mid-1600s. In the late 1700s it was probably at its lowest point. It is now a small town in the south of county Limerick which shows its claims to a greater past by its monuments and ruins.

Some modern pictures of Kilmallock

September 2006

During recent trips to Ireland I copied a number of the memorial inscription in burial grounds near Kilmallock and they are at the links below.

The Collegiate Church has been used as a burial ground for the town for several hundred years. There are a number of monuments dated in the 1700s and 1800s that are of genealogical interest and seem to have remained undocumented until now.

Some of the old memorial inscriptions from the collegiate church

Other graveyards near Kilmallock






Ballyhay near Charleville

Charleville Church of Ireland, Main street

I have only copied a very few of the inscriptions of these burial grounds. If anyone has more inscriptions for these burial grounds they can send them to me and I will add them to the web site.