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Archerstown Graveyard

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0715, Page 511

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Archerstown Graveyard

Archerstown Graveyard is situated on the western fringe of the Archerstown demense in the parish of Kilallon, in the County West Meath. It is situated on a very pretty eminence facing the South.
In the centre of the Graveyard are the ruins of the old Church within whose walls are interred the remains of the Monaghan family who lived in Shunstown House.
About two hundred years ago there lived convenient to Archerstown a noted highway robber who robbed people, returning from fairs and markets. These people always carried their money about them as there were no Banks then. Where Daly's shop now stands, there was formerly a Carman's stage owned by a man named Doyle. Here Carman stopped for food and refreshments. These carmen were continually robbed and

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Collector
Bridie Monaghan
Gender
female
Address
Kilgar, Co. Westmeath
Language
English
Location
Archerstown