The oldest part of the graveyard in Kinalwey is beside the ruins of the church. In connection with the old church I was told that it was thatched with straw. When thatching it the ladder in use had to be tied on the roof. The adjourning land belonged to a Protestant and he would not allow the workers to put the ladder on his ground hence it had to be supported by the roof.
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A tombstone was dug up last year in a ditch the property of Mr MacManus Carroo Kinawley. It bears the date 1700.
Mrs Maguire aged 80 Gubrawoolly Swanlinbar Co. Cavan told me that many years ago a vessel containing H Communion was dug up in Killaduff old church ruins in graveyard.