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 • Old Leigue Cemetery
 • Ballina
 • County Tipperary
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For centuries unbaptised babies who were either stillborn or who died before they could be baptised, could not be buried inside the boundaries of a consecrated graveyard. Gerry Ginty, a Ballina monumental sculptor, erected a monument to these children in 2000. As a young man, he had seen heart-broken families making the lonely journey on their own up the hill at Leigue Cemetery to bury the tiny body of a family member in a communal site outside the walls of the new graveyard. Sometimes these sites carried the name "cillín" or the place itself would be called Killeen, as in Killeenduff above.
 
 
Burial:
Old Leigue Cemetery
Ballina
County Tipperary, Ireland
 
Created by: Janice Klafehn
Record added: Nov 25, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16784804
Monument to unbaptised children
Added by: Janice Klafehn
 
 
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 Added: May. 4, 2013

- GeorgiaCA
 Added: Mar. 13, 2011
God always loves you, wether you are baptised or not. Rest in peace Angels~
- Annie ╰⊰✿
 Added: Nov. 25, 2010
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