Mary Coleman, District Nurse

Mary Coleman, nee McCormack, was born in Crookedwood in Co. Westmeath on May 18th 1855, the daughter of Thomas McCormack and Anne Rafferty and the eldest of 11 children. The family, or at least most of them, seems to have moved to Athboy sometime between 1872, when their 9th child Eliza was baptised in Multyfarnham, …

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Gravestones and Monuments of the Hill of Ward Cemetery

The Hill of Ward Cemetery is located about 1 mile from Athboy, in the townland of Wardstown and close to the famous Hill of Tlachtga. The cemetery is situated about 200 yards off the road. It is a very old cemetery and is located around the ruins of an ancient church called variously Remembrance Church, …