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

Location:                        Dugort, Achill Island, Co. Mayo
Click for Google map:      54.007313 N, -10.030038 W
Number of headstones:    2 legible headstones
Date range:                    1838 - 1844 (observed)
Recorded:                       all legible headstones photographed June 2013

Achill Colony Cemetery Headstones
The Colony cemetery in Dugort was part of the Achill Mission (also known as the "Colony") that was set up by Rev. Edward Nangle in 1831 as a protestant proselytising mission.  The Colony included schools, cottages, hospital, orphanage, and a guest house.  It was very successful for a while, but eventually closed in the 1880's, after Rev Nangle had been moved from Achill.

This small cemetery is about a quarter mile west of St Thomas' Church, but it is hidden by trees.  It is marked only with the sign "Sean Reilig" meaning Old Cemetery.  Only two of the old headstones were legible.  One of the graves is that of coastguard officer Francis Reynolds who died in 1838 during the violent conflicts between the Catholic clergy and the Mission staff.
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  1. HARDING, Susan 1844, CY
  2. REYNOLDS, Francis 1838, CY


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