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Posted: 1371582911000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1371582994000
The Book containing the records for Ladychapel near Derrinstown, Maynooth which is part of the Maynooth Parish went missing some years ago. They were held by a Gentleman Named Maher but apparently dissapered from his home. If there is a kind person out there who knows of the whereabouts of the Book of Records please post on this board and any info will be treated in greatest confidence. I am Descendant of the Grogan Family of Ladychapel & Tiermohan and we have Generations of Family interred there. Roy Jos. Maxwell


Posted: 1372741441000
Classification: Query
Couldn't locate Ladychapel or Tiermohan in place names in the Griffith Valuation.

Derrinstown, a townland in the Parish of Taghadoe, Poor Law Union of Celbridge

There are quite a few Grogan's listed. There are some
birth records available on a website
a pay website but a not for profit foundation.

CofI Celbridge, Kildrought records from 1777-1836 no marriages
Celbridge RC 1857-1881 appear to be available notes no marriages as they were not able to microfilm them and suggest contact Parish.

Maynooth births from 1814-1899 deaths 1806-1899

I used to be a member of a UK company of which you must be a member-expensive but might be worth it to you. They have Gravestone Inscriptions to 1900.

Lady Chapel is mentioned, as a cemetary

I have a CD from years ago with the gravestone inscriptions before this company. It won't play it now on new computers, so the only way would be the membership.

Annette Code


Posted: 1375005657000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1375006038000
Annette, Many thanks for your reply of the 2nd inst, and your endeavours to find info for me. You are quite correct officially the area was then and still is Derrrinstown but following the erection of the Current R.C. Church there, dedicated to our Lady it generally became known and refferred to as Ladychapel. Some few hundred yards distant from the current Ladychapel Church and Crossroads, there is a lane off the road to Balraheen and there are the Remains of an old Church in the Churchyard / Graveyard,and this is where the Grogan family are buried for many generations. The last Family burial was that of Michael Grogan of Belgard, Kilcock, Barony of Balraheen, Co. Kildare. in 1944. There is no Gravestone there to view. The Grogan family i am told occupied lands in Derrinstown, Maynooth, for 7 Generations until the evictions there in Circa 1783. 3 Families were involved in those evictions. Grogan, Carroll & Matthews. During the late 1950's early 1960's theese lands were owned by the Duchess of Westminster. I have a Photograph of myself taken there with the famous Racehorse Arkle during her term of ownership. The Grogan's then migrated a few miles distant to Tirmoghan Common in the then Parish of Cloncurry, in the Barony of Ikeathy & Oughterany. Tirmoghan Patrick Grogan I believe to be My 1st ancestor in Tirmoghan and he was just 1 of a number of Grogan's who settled there. I think he married a Mary Butler who is mentioned in the Griffith Valuation of 1851. Their son Michael Married Eliza Donegan from Newcastle, Enfield, Parish of Jordanstown. Co. Meath. They were my Gt. Granparents Grogan. Their son Christopher Married Emily Jane Needham of Knockanally, Kilcock, Co. Kildare. My Grandparents Grogan.
Kind Regards.
Roy Jos. Maxwell


Posted: 1375006276000
Classification: Query
I am advised by a relative that the house the Person Named Maher who held the register for the Ladychapel Burilas at Derinstown was burned down many years ago. Therein may lye the answer.
Roy Jos. Maxwell


Posted: 1375028985000
Classification: Query
That would do it.

Try a local Museum or Heritage Society. They some times have
gravestone inscriptions in Journal form.

There is also a UK website but you must become a member and it isn't a cheap one, although they may have short term memberships.

They do have Ladytown Churchyard, gravestone inscriptions and also Celbridge, don't see Maynooth.

You will need to contact me for this as it is a commercial website and rootsweb/ancestry can remove any postings with
commercial content.

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