Anchonry Cathedral Cemetery: St. Nathy, and Parishes of Ballisodare and Kilvarnet, County Sligo

Cemetery Listings are Below for several Churches in Sligo both RC and CI, and follow the comments/explanation (added as time permits):

The Link to the Current St. Crumnathy Cathedral (Anglican) is:



Anchonry Cathedral is the Church of Ireland (Prot) – or Achad-Conair was given to St Finian of Clonard, in the year 530AD by the Chieftain of the territory of the Luigny.  The O’Hara’s of Annaghmore are the modern representatives of this old Irish clan.  St Finian, the first of that great line of saintly scholars who madeIrelandfamous for its learning, founded a monastery near there.  Over it he placed his pupil Nathy, a man of great saintliness, who was commonly called Crumthir.  The two names joined together are preserved in the form Crumnathy, and to him the Cathedral is dedicated.

Little is known of the history of the Cathedral – the smallest of the Cathedrals of the Churchof Ireland.  It was built in the year 1823 with the help of the Board of First Fruits.  To the east of the building are some ruins – said to be of the 15th Century.

It is understood that Nathy was buried within the precincts of the monastery, and over his remains, after some time was raised the Cathedral of Achonry, which was dedicated to the Saint and called, after him, the Church of Cumther Nathy.  Though Nathy has always enjoyed a high reputation for sanctity, there is little known of his life, and hardly anything of his earlier years.  No formal accounts have come down to us.  He lived in the 6th century and evidence has it that he attended the famous school at Conard.  St Finian presented the saint with a religious establishment.  Nathy founded the Church and Monastery at Achonry for particular reasons because it was pleasantly secluded and moreover to diffuse religion among the inhabitants of that province.

Though Nathy is commonly supposed to have been Bishop – it is doubtful whether the holy man ever passed the Order of Priest but because of past history, his was the name the Cathedral church was dedicated to.

Achonry Cathedral Cemetery

Gravestones and Inscriptions:

“Sacred to the Memory of John BRETT, late of Tubbercurry who departed this life September 6, 1844, aged 79 years , also to the memory of Ellen, the beloved wife of John, his son, departed this life September 1, 1858, aged 43 years.”May they Rest in Peace.”

“In/ Loving Memory/ of / HENRY BRETT / of Streamstown / who died 2nd September, 1947 / aged 80 years.
His wife ANNIE / died 2nd October, 1969 /
Their son THOMAS H. BRETT / died 10th March 1987”
And at the bottom of the stone “Safe in the arms of Jesus”

” In / Loving Memory of / ROBERT JAMES BRETT / Claragh / died 6th May 1975″
and at the bottom
“Erected by his nephew / THOMAS E. BRETT ”

“In Loving Memory of / HENRY GEORGE BRETT / Carrowclare (sp.) Lavagh / 23rd Feb. 1911 – 27th April 1959
His wife / MARIE BRETT / 10th February 1919 – 17th November 1983”
“In Heavenly Love Abiding ”

In/ Loving Memory of / JOHN WILLIAM BRETT / Falmore, Achonry / died 6th December 1955.
His wife / MARY ANNE / died 17th January, 1976
Erected by their daughter BETTY”

“Rebecca BRETT died 1902, aged 19 years, and her father Charles died 1916 aged 81 years, both of Achonry.”

“John BRETT died 1907, aged 85 years of Streamstown”


Erected in memory of Michael NEARY, Tommy NEARY, Jack BRETT, Frank SCANLON of Cloonacool parish killed in War of Independence 1916-1923. Erected Cloonacool Old IRA.

Court Abbey

Sacred to the Memory John BRETT of Corn Abbey 13 Dec 1925, 65 years. Dearly beloved husband Jeanie M. BRETT.

In Memory of Isabella BRETT of Corn Abbey died 23 April 1887. Also George BRETT 12 May 1899. Catherine, their daughter Jan 2 1917, Robert, their son, of Thornhill died 14 Jun 1918.

In loving memory of Sario BRETT of Muckelty died 6 March 1914 aged 65. Erected by daughter Mrs. Mulholland.


Curry RC

In loving memory of Mary Josephine BRETT died Sept 26, 1975 age 41.

Catherine BRETT Bunnacrana died 29 Oct 1976. James BRETT died 21 Jan 1982.

Michael BRETT Curradnane died Oct 26, 1978. Brother Thomas BRETT died Apr 7, 1980.


James BRETT, erected by son Tom in 1937.

Bryan COLLERIN and wife Mary BRETT. He died March 9 1829, 69 years. She… Erected by sons Peter, Patt, Bernard, James, Thomas, Martin and Luke Collerin, Anne COLLERIN d —. Also Pat died Nov 6, 1889 – 76 years. His wife Bridget COLLERIN June 8, 1895 age 74.

Patrick BRETT died 11 May 1879, 60 years. Erected by son Martin.

Martin NORMANY, Broher died 10 Mar. 1898. His wife Ellen nee BRETT died 13 Mar 1916. Daughter Catherine died 1 June 1914. Their son Martin died 19 Apr 1930 His wife Bridget (GROARKE) died 17 Sept 1945. Erected by daughter Bridget NORMANY.

Erected by Anne in loving memory of her parents Margaret BRETT died 1 Nov 1889 42 years, Thomas BRETT died 1 March 1913 aged 75 years. Also her brother Henry Brett died 26 Apr 1907 aged 24.

Martin BRETT from Ballyglass died May 1942. His wife Bridget May 1939. Erected by P/ Duffy of Broher.

Easkey Grave Yard

Mother Frances Brett BOURNES, Brother Robert T BOURNES, Grandparents Marjorie V. BRETT and Robert BRETT and uncle John V. BRETT.

Killanley Church of Ireland

Arthur Emerson HICKS of Castleconnor died Aug 28, 1938. Wife Harriet HICKS died July 5, 1930. Daughters Beryl HICKS/BRETT 2 Oct 1941. Muriel Isobella HICKS March 11, 1978. Granddaughter Joan BRETT May 9, 1950.

Kilmacshalgan C of I

Loving Memory Maria BRETT died Oct 24/ 1883 aged 41 years also her son Nicholas who died Oct 23/ 1894 aged 20 years. Erected by Henry J and John BRETT.

In Loving Memory of George BRETT, Dunowla died 25th Sept 1931 aged 78 years, also his wife Annie who died 30th Apr. 1944 aged 81 years. Erected by wife Annie.

In Loving Memory of Amelia BRETT beloved wife of James R. BRETT, Dunowla, who died the 1st Dec. 1933 aged 62 years. James R BRETT died 2nd July 1934 aged 64 years. Their son Henry BRETT, Tanrego, Beltra, died 9 April 1987, aged 88 years.

In Loving Memory of George BRETT who died Dec. 19, 1885 aged 58 years also his wife M. J. BRETT died 28th Oct. 1897 aged 68 years. Erected by their son James.

Here lies awaiting the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ the body of James BRETT died Aug 19, 1859 aged 74. Erected by beloved son Henry BRETT. Also Catherine BRETT alias COULTER who died on 11 March 1871 aged 90 years. Also in memory of Henry BRETT of Dunowla died 27 August 1890 aged 74 years. Also his grandson Henry David HARTE aged 4 years. Also Kate BRETT beloved wife of Henry BRETT who died 14 March 1927 aged 86 years.

In Loving Memory James Irwin BRETT who died Feb. 21 1903 aged 21 years and 4 mos. Also Robert William BRETT who died July 17, 1903 aged 15 years and 10 mos.

In Loving Memory of George BRETT, Bunowna, Easkey died 8th Aug. ?, aged 86. His wife Catherine died 25th Nov 1962 aged 92.


Charles Brett of Aclare died Aug 24 1954. Wife Ellin died Sept 22 1961. Daughter Joan Oct 13, 1971.

James CARNEY, Mountaaffe, died 22 March 1951 aged 80 years. Wife Catherine died 24 June 1964, 92 years. Peter BRETT Feb 1947.


In Loving Memory Patrick DONOHOE of Corsellagh died 17 July 1914, 76 years. Kate, his wife, 27 March 1925. Also Patrick John, son of above, 28 Nov. 1902 age 28.

Pray for the soul of Owen DONOGHU died March 16th 17-83. 69 years. His son James DONOGHU of Ballyara, his wife Jane BRETT Tubbercurry and some of their children interred here.

Rhue Graveyard (RC Church)

In loving memory Pat BRETT, Ballyara, died 1st May 1941
His wife Mary died 15 Aug 1959.
Martin BRETT died 25th May 1920.
Their son John died 26th Aug 1961.
Thomas BRETT died 29 May 1982.

In Loving Memory of James BRETT, Tullycusheen died 3rd Oct. 1921. His wife Anne died 14 June 1949. Their grandchild Thomas F. BRETT died 1941.

Mother Catherine BRETT died 10th July 1922. Wife Bridget BRETT died 27th Mar 1942. John BRETT died 25 Oct. 1959. Erected by John BRETT and family, Broher.

John BRETT, Tullycusheenmore died 14 July 1922 aged 20 years.

Mrs. Annie BRETT, Ballincurry died 18th Sept 1952. John Joe BRETT aged 1 year. Thomas BRETT died 5th Dec. 1953.

In Loving Memory of John BRETT, Ballincurry died 1st Sept 1932. Erected by his mother.

In Loving Memory of Edward PHILLIPS, Bunnacranagh, died Jan 15 1938, wife Mary died Dec 17 1982. Austin BRETT died Mar 3, 1942, his wife Ann died Jan 1, 1934.

Patrick BRETT, Carrowreagh died Mar 9, 1947. Wife Ellen BRETT died 15th Dec 1945. Son Pake BRETT died 19th Nov. 1971.

Thomas BRETT, Ballyglass, died Feb 18, 1948. Wife Bridget died Feb 1, 1953.

Martin BRETT, Carrowilkeen, died 11th April, 1951. Wife Maria died 21st Dec. 1951.

In Loving Memory Mary BRETT, Leitrim South, Chaffpool, died June 2, 1954. Husband James died Jan 18, 1963.

In loving Memory of Maria BRETT, Broher, died Feb 24, 1956. Martin BRETT died April 1, 1980. Erected by Una BRETT.

Annie BRETT, Rathscanlon, died 15th Feb 1963 aged 69 years. Her husband Michael died 1st Aug 1978, 89 years.

In Loving Memory Bridget BRETT, Tullymoy, diefd 26 July 1972, 85 years.

In Loving Memory of Michael BRETT, Tullinglug, Tourlestrane, died 17 Nov. 1985, aged 77 years. His wife Josephine died 27th Oct. 1986 aged 72 years

Skreen Church of Ireland

William MOSTYN died March 22 1899 26 years
Lizzie MOSTYN died March 15 1900 53 years
Henry MOSTYN died MArch 5 1904 37 years
Henerietta MOSTYN died Nov 17 1904 1.5 years
Ffolliott MOSTYN died Aug 13 1917 74 years.
Kate DENNISON d Nov 3, 1925 77 years.
Elizabeth Kate MOSTYN died Feb 12 1962 83 years
Edward Johnston BRETT died May 3 1966 75 years.
Wife Mary Elizabeth BRETT died Nov 3 1983 81 years.

Tubbercurry – St. George’s Church of Ireland

In loving memory late John ARMSTRONG, Wellmount, Cloonacool, died 18th June 1894, aged 50 years. His wife Elizabeth ARMSTRONG died 25th Mar. 1934 aged 84 years. Erected by their son-in-law Henry BRETT, Streamstown, Achonry.