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Malahide Castle Graveyard
Malahide, County Dublin, Ireland

GPS: 53.445061, -6.163516

Last edited: Jun 22, 2007
Total records: 15

Malahide Castle was built by the Talbot Family, an English family, as far back as 1175. The family held the title Earls of Shrewsbury, whom had arrived in England during the Norman invasion with William the Conqueror.

The cemetery, also known as, "Abbey Graveyard", contains remains of the Talbot family, their associates, and residents of Malahide. During the 1870's the then Lord Talbot of Malahide petitioned the Local Goverment Board to close the graveyard from further burials, citing foul odors and bones protruding from the ground. Other experts disagreed with Talbot's claims. Peter Radcliffe, who worked for Talbot, and whose wife Anne was already buried in the cemetery, fought the petition, hoping that he would one day be buried there with her. Court battles ensued, and the grounds were closed and reopened, then closed again. Finally on January 1, 1877, the Board ordered the graveyard reopened, limiting it to eight burials per year.

Today, the cemetery remains closed to new burials.

No burial records are known to exist, aside from funeral notices and obituaries in archived newspapers. There are perhaps thousands of people buried at Malahide Castle over the centuries. Only a handful of tombstones remain.

This is not a complete listing of burials in this graveyard. The records below were provided by contributors to Interment.net.

Contributor's Index:

Cemetery Records

Archibald, Mrs. Margaret (Beggs), d. 29 May 1925 , [FC]
Beggs, Michael, d. 1 Jan 1875, age: 77 yr, h/o Mrs. Jane, Malahide, [FC]
Beggs, Mrs. Jane, d. 23 Apr 1875, age: 82 yr, w/o Michael, [FC]
Collins, Margaret, d. 15 Mar 1860, age: 63 yr, [FC]
Dunn, Bridget, no dates, w/o Patrick, [FC]
Dunn, Mrs. Ann (Beggs), d. 23 Jul 1949, [FC]
Dunn, Patrick, no dates, h/o Bridget, [FC]
Fitzpatrick, Thomas, d. 6 Mar 1960, [FC]
Hall, Elizabeth, d. 6 Jan 1811, age: 45 yr, [FC]
Lamb, Peter, d. Jun 1789, age: 109 yr, h/o Eliza (they lived together 80 years), [FC]
Lamb, Eliza, d. Jul 1791, age: 100 yr, w/o Peter, [FC]
McDonnell, William, d. 20 Jan 1828, age: 23 yr, [FC]
Reilly, Bernard, d. 11 Jul 1924, h/o Margaret, [FC]
Reilly, Margaret, d. 14 Apr 1935, w/o Bernard, [FC]
Reilly, Thomas, d. 10 Mar 1907, s/o Bernard & Margaret, The Hill, Malahide, [FC]

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