History morning at Celbridge’s Tea Lane graveyard

The Tea Lane Graveyard Committee will host an open morning at the cemetery this Sunday the 24 August, from 11 to 1pm.

The Tea Lane Graveyard Committee will host an open morning at the cemetery this Sunday the 24 August, from 11 to 1pm.

The public is invited to visit this historic graveyard which is the original burial ground of William and Katherine Conolly of Castletown, Henry Grattan Junior MP and the Dongans, former owners of Castletown Demesne.

Several Celbridge residents are laid to rest at Tea Lane, close to Celbridge Abbey car park, where parking will be free for the morning.

The committee will be on hand to give an update on the conservation project they hope to implement at Tea Lane.

A new lease of life is hopefully on the way for the graveyard, which runs from the Grotto at Celbridge Mill to the Tesco-Clane road,

The committee has got a €3,000 grant from the Heritage Council to kick start a refurbishment.

Spokesperson, Breda Konstantin, said Kilkenny Archaeology will recommend a plan. A number of group have already visited the graveyard.