17 August 2019 15:00 – 16:00
Location: Belgium Park, Monaghan, County Monaghan, Ireland

HERITAGE WEEK - Ecumenical Service at Mousewood Graveyard

Date: 17 August

Time: 3pm

Venue: Belgium Park, Monaghan

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Tel. 047 82836 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mousewood Graveyard, which is situated in the townland of Kilnacloy, is the final resting place of many hundreds of Monaghan people who passed away in the Monaghan Union Workhouse and nearby Fever Hospital during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

The small tranquil piece of sloping ground which comprises Mousewood is surrounded by private lands and as such there is currently no public right of way to access the cemetery. Sadly, no public records survive to identify the names or exact numbers of men, women and children who lie buried in unmarked graves in Mousewood.

The Kilnacloy Residents Association, in conjunction with the Old Monaghan Society and the Monaghan Order of the Knights of Columbanus, plan to unveil an inscribed memorial during the Ecumenical Service to be held on the site of the now demolished workhouse in Belgium Park. The simple cut-stone memorial was designed using remnant stones retrieved from the ruins of the old Fever Hospital.

  • Suitable for U12
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Parking available