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Kerry Chronicles: Nohoval Cemetery Receive US

In 2019, our brother Patrick Moynahan sponsored our very first journey to
Eire in order that we might stroll within the footsteps of our ancestors. Again house in Canada, our analysis has continued and the tales we discover are being shared beneath the banner “The Kerry Chronicles”.

My brother Patrick on the Rathmore cemetery in Kerry, Eire in spring of 2019

Our go to to a few cemeteries in Kerry, Eire was unplanned. Nohoval Cemetery was the third cemetery we visited, wildly overgrown and very troublesome to stroll via. 


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The three cemeteries in Eire that we visited in 2019


We discovered many extra Moynihans / “Moynahans” on that 2019 go to.

Since then, I’ve realized some new information that I needed that I’d have recognized earlier than our go to … and that I wish to share now.

I’ve pulled from many sources to jot down this Nohoval cemetery weblog submit: images from our 2019 Eire journey; the Casey Assortment often called “O’Kief, Coshe Mang, Slieve Lougher and the Higher Blackwater”; The Irish National Folklore Collection; Ancestry Timber and knowledge from paternal atDNA and Y-DNA  testing outcomes.

Whereas reviewing Quantity VI of the Casey Collection, I came across tombstone inscriptions for the Nohoval graveyard copied by Matthew Daly, N.T., of Knocknagree in 1961 and a map.

Kerry Chronicles: Nohoval Cemetery Receive US Obtain US
Excerpt: “O’Kief, Coshe Mang, Slieve Lougher and the Higher Blackwater”; Quantity VI; Pages 1303 & 1304

I in contrast the Casey map to the map on Historic Graves for Nohoval which was surveyed as a part of an IRD Duhallow Leader funded historic graveyard training project in November 2012 (fifty-one years after Matthew Daly’s map was drawn for the Casey Assortment.)

Utilizing each assets, I used to be capable of be taught extra concerning the gravestone pictured above that had captured my brother’s consideration in 2019. 

I realized much more about this gravestone from Find A Grave where a descendant (Pauline Moynihan) had stuffed in extra information (in 2020) about this Moynihan household which ultimately led me to a household picture added to ancestry by Daniel Moynihan’s second nice granddaughter (KMulkern

Pictured under, on the left is a 2012 picture of the gravestone. It’s a lot much less worn and overgrown than my picture of my brother taken in 2019. On the fitting, Daniel and his spouse Annie (Buckley) Moynihan are seated within the entrance of the Moynihan household picture taken in Eire. The 2 males within the rear (proper) are sons Maurice (in prime hat) and James who each ultimately emigrated to Australia.

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Left: Nohoval Cemetery (2012) Moynihan gravestone (Supply: CO-NVLR-193) ; Proper: Moynihan Household portrait (Supply: KMulkern)

What I Want I Would Have Recognized About Nohoval Cemetery

In June 2019, after I visited the cemetery with my brother and sister, it was a final minute suggestion we got in a Rathmore bar over a Guinness
and a Jameson with an Irishman whose Irish brogue was so sturdy we might hardly
perceive. The lady behind the bar clarified the suggestion for us and offered instructions to the Nohoval cemetery.

Turning once more to “O’Kief, Coshe Mang, Slieve Lougher and the Higher Blackwater”; Quantity VI, I later realized that, “the vine coated Shine-Lalor tomb” is the spot the place the “altar of St Finian’s Church (based A.D. 556) was located.”

Kerry Chronicles: Nohoval Cemetery Receive US Obtain US

I took many images the day of our go to to Nohoval in June 2019

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Nohoval Cemetery June 2019

Kerry Chronicles: Nohoval Cemetery Receive US Obtain US
Nohoval Cemetery June 2019

The Shine-Lawlor/Lalor Tomb

Based on Jer Moynihan (via the National Folklore Collection), Shine-Lalor was a landlord :

“Shine Lalor lived close to Killarney. He was an excellent Landlord. He
evicted no individuals from their farms. There isn’t a data the place his
household went to. Shine Lalor is buried in Nohaval, Knocknagree, and his
tomb is meant to be on the facet of the Alter of the previous Monastery.
Individuals make crosses with stones on the facet of the tomb when “paying
rounds” on Holy Thursday or Good Friday and Easter Sunday. or any
Thursday, Friday or Saturday or on the sample day thirteenth December.”

(Observe the addendum is by Diarmuid Ó Muimhneacháin,(Moynahan))


There isn’t a point out of Shine-Lalor within the listings on the Historic Graves web site, nonetheless, the 1961 work executed by Matthew Daly does present extra details about the 4 tombs positioned at Nohoval cemetery:

A.) ” I.H.S.  Right here lies the physique of Thadee Shine who departed this life on the eleventh August 1776. Aged 58. Lord have mercy on him” additionally “|At A stood the excessive altar of the previous monastery church.”

We all know that Thadee Shine lived 1718-1776 and is buried in a tomb at Nohoval cemetery.

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Supply: “O’Kief, Coshe Mang, Slieve Lougher and the Higher Blackwater” Vol VI

There was no method of figuring out on the time of our go to in 2019 that this overgrown cemetery additionally contained the tomb of Shine-Lalor atop the excessive altar (circa 556 A.D.) Our solely trace of the unbelievable historical past of this sacred house got here from the highway signal throughout the road from the cemetery entrance “Sliabh Luachra Cultural Trail Cease 5″

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“Nohoval was ravaged by the famine, with the inhabitants reducing
some 88.5% in ten years, i.e. from 3954 in 1841 to a determine of 453 in
1851” (O’ Muineachain, D. 1996. p. 41).

Different Moynihans in Nohoval Cemetery

As a result of state of the cemetery on our go to in 2019, it was fairly troublesome to stroll round and go to each gravestone. Right here then is an inventory based mostly on the work of Matthew Daly in 1961 and the work of Historic Graves in 2012. Hyperlinks present an image of the gravestone.

Observe: There have been numerous different associated surnames on this cemetery: O’Leary, Cronin, and many others

  • CO-NVLR-008Dennie Jack Moynahan, Rathbeg, Rathmore, died ninth June 1950 Aged 94 yrs, his spouse Mary died thirteenth Aug 1906 aged 45 yrs, Relaxation In Peace Moynihan  
  • CO-NVLR-009: Erected by Denis Moynehan of Rathbeg in reminiscence of his beloved spouse Johanna Moynehan who died in 1871 aged 80 yrs Requiescant In Tempo, Amen 
  • CO-NVLR-012: IHS  Sacred to the reminiscence of Cornelius Moynahan who died Dec twenty fourth 1868 aged 72 years, his son Timy who died twenty ninth Jany 1877 aged 42 yrs, his daughter Kate died twenty first August 1881 aged 48 years and his son Daniel who died March fifth 1893 aged 42 yrs on whose soul candy Jesus have mercy. 
  • CO-NVLR-113: John Moynihan who died in 1828 aged 36 yrs Additionally his son Michl died in 1874 aged 52 yrs and his Son Dan  who died younger R.I.P.  Erected by his  Daughter Margaret of Coom  Registd  CLANCY
  • CO-NVLR-135: Erected by John Moynihan Leamyglissane in reminiscence of his wifebwho died thirteenth Feb 1876 aged 35 yrs and his father Cornelius died 1836. Additionally his mom Mary died sixth Might 1868. On their souls sacred Jesus have mercy.
  • CO-NVLR-144: In loving reminiscence of Timy Moynahan, Coom, died Feb 1st 1808, aged 80 R.I.P. Erected by his kids, New York.
  • CO-NVLR-148: Erected by Timothy Moynahan in reminiscence of his Father Denis Moynahan  previously of Gurteen who died in 1835 aged 50 yrs. Additionally his Brother James and  Sisters Mary & Nanno who died younger Requiscant in Tempo Amen Although they sleep I neglect them not Registd  Clancy
  • CO-NVLR-172: I.H.S. Right here Lies the Physique of  Cornelius Moynihan of Knockacappill Died  March nineteenth 1805 Aged 69 yrs could he relaxation in peace Amen
  • CO-NVLR-193: (Talked about beforehand) The burial place of Dan’l Moynihan of Shinnaggh died Might 1908 aged 92 years, additionally of his beloved spouse Annie died Oct 31 1900 aged 74 years R.I.P. (On the again of the gravestone) John Moynihan A.D. 1878 
  • CO-NVLR-194: In loving reminiscence of John D. Moynihan, Shinnagh, Rathmore, died 6 Aug 1965, his spouse Julia Mary died 14 Might 1986 aged 87 years and their son Donal died 15 Nov 1937 aged 10 years, Dan Moynihan died 26 Feb 1968 aged 70 years R.I.P. Moynihan
  • CO-NVLR-195: In loving reminiscence of John D. Moynihan Shinnagh, Rathmore who died Aug 6 1965  Aged 65 YRS  R.I.P.

Matthew Daly Inscription:

  • Tomb D: Right here lies the physique of Francis Moynahan, Islanderagh, who died on the (unreadble)

Nohoval Cemetery

Nohoval Cemetery is likely one of the oldest cemeteries within the space and historical past has recorded {that a} monastery was erected there within the
yr 556 AD by Saint Finian whose feast is widely known on December thirteenth.

It is just in hindsight that I’ve come to be taught these new particulars highlighting what an extremely particular place this was that we visited in June 2019. For this we give due to the nice people in Rathmore who despatched us off to Nohaval cemetery looking for our Moynahan ancestors.

Kerry Chronicles: Nohoval Cemetery Receive US Obtain US
Overview of cemetery from Historic Graves


Kerry Chronicles: Nohoval Cemetery Receive US Obtain US
Cows on the opposite facet of the cemetery wall took nice curiosity within the three of us after we visited

Kerry Chronicles: Nohoval Cemetery Receive US Obtain US
The great people in Rathmore who despatched us off to Nohaval cemetery looking for our Moynahan ancestors.

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