St Mary’s Cemetery by Cashman’s Hill
So quiet in the gray of the dawn in the slight morning chill
Where many of the deceased of Millstreet Town and Parish in their final rest lay
The mentors and parents as well as family members of the Millstreet people of today
They lived as an integral part of their community and in Duhallow were well liked and well known
And they like us all did have ways of their own
Some of their descendants live in Millstreet today
Whilst others from there are living far away
Many of them their life stories in book form will never be told
In Millstreet they were born and in Millstreet they grew old
In St Mary’s by Cashman’s Hill their remains are at peace
For all of us eventually from life a final release
Above St Mary’s by Cashman’s Hill the dawn is breaking gray
A similar spot awaits all of us and time does tick away
In the calm of a Summer dawn the silence is profound
In the quietness of St Mary’s where gravestones in numbers do abound.
“St Mary’s Cemetery By Cashman’s Hill” is by Francis Duggan
6 thoughts on “St Mary’s Cemetery By Cashman’s Hill”
hi we are travelling from New Zealand in July. My grand mothers family were Sugrues from Millstreet. Are you able to tell me if it was St Marys parish they came from?
hi Pauline, St.Mary’s is the name of the graveyard only. We are in Millstreet Parish (it was called Drishane Parish in the past). There are Sugrues in the neighbouring Dromtarriffe Parish, but since I can’t possibly narrow down who your ancestors were, I can’t say what parish they were from.
Hi there…my mom was from Millstreet also. She was a Murphy and Teddy Sugrue was her cousin..he lived right there in Millstreet and he worked at the old Cadbury plant. My mom is buried there at St. Mary’s cemetery and I just happened to read your comment.
Looking for a list of who is buried in St Mary’s
Looking specifically for McCarthy, McDermott and Dehahy.
Were from the 1700’s
Or is there an older Cemetery than St. Mary’s in Millstreet?
We have a list of the graveyards in and around Millstreet, with links to the online indexes that are available:
St. Mary’s is the newest, which was open about 1970, so it’s likely not much use to you.
I have yet to come across written records for the cemeteries, and few headstones go back before 1800, except for a few in Drishane.
Ray, http://historicgraves.com/graveyard/drishane/co-drsh this link shows Drishane graveyard, I believe Kilmeady had a graveyard, but very little remains.