School: Clochar na Toirbhirte, Lic Snámha (roll number 11849)

Lixnaw, Co. Kerry
An tSr. Gabriel

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years ago. It was in the land owned at present by the Quilters of Gortinare. In this cemetery was a church built by Carthage or Mocuda early in the 4th Century. Before Lixnaw was called by the name which it bears to the present day it was known as Cíll Carthaigh after the Church of Carthage.

Close to the churchyard of Kil Chárthaig is the disused graveyard known as Gortinar this cemetery is now old beyond memory. Nothing is left to indicate its position except a few stones and one or two vaults.