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Claggan Presbyterian Church Graveyard, Cookstown, Tyrone

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This is the spacepage for the cemetery category, Claggan Presbyterian Church Graveyard. Profiles of burials can be found sorted alphabetically on that category page.

See Space:Claggan_Presbyterian_cemetery_inscriptions for selected burials sorted by family name, and a link to a transcription document.

The church is in the townland of Clagan, parish of Lissan, County Londonderry. This townland borders County Tyrone. However, the WikiTree cemetery hierarchy associates cemeteries with a nearby population centre; so this cemetery is associated with Cookstown and so it appears under Tyrone in the hierarchy.

There are currently no headstone photos on Findagrave for this cemetery -- anything would be a welcome addition; and/or attach photos to the Wikitree person profiles.

Church history

The church was built in 1846. The founding sponsors were James Bell of Dunmore, Robert Crooks of Claggan, William Jackson of Crievagh, and Robert Bell of Dunmore. [1]

The burial ground is on a hill called Crockainé near to Cookstown -- which is the easternmost of all the hills with the prefix Crock. The place used to be avoided by locals due to being haunted by a banshee called Ainé , however she departed once the ground came to be used for Christian burials. [2]

Parish registers

The baptism register is microfilmed and stored at PRONI. The only way it can be viewed is by visiting the PRONI office in Belfast.

I enquired with the church in May 2021 if they would allow the register to be photographed for a full transcription; but they declined this request, saying that they would do lookups but only for specific family members. McNabb-412 00:52, 30 May 2021 (UTC)


  1. "Claggan Presbyterian", Mid-Ulster Mail - Saturday 15 August 1936. Page 3
  2. "Who Said Crock?", The Irish Naturalists' Journal, Vol. 2 No. 1 (Jan 1928) p. 24; by H.L. Glasgow.

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