The protestant Church in Killenaule was originally Catholic until 1762, and still today the graveyard holds many Catholic families. This church was blessed when it was built, but was only consecrated about sixty years ago. There are small crosses on the wall inside, in memory of the occasion.
The building of the church was all voluntary at the time. Only the tradesmen, e.g. the stonemasons, were getting paid and the wages were very low. In 1771, after been taken over as a Protestant Church, the minister was asked to carry out repairs on the building. In 1780, it only had a clay floor. In 1790, the floor was flagged. It was described in 1827 as a very ancient building. The present Protestant Church was built since that date.
The Going family – who are now extinct to the area, are buried in this graveyard. They had two seats in the area, the main residence at Ballyphillip, and also in Ballynonty House in the early part of last century. Benjamin Going, who was a High Sheriff of the county and who died on the 7th March, 1883, aged thirty-one years, is buried here.
The Hemphill family, late of Springhill House, are also buried here.
In 1995 Slieveardagh Rural Development Centre reopened the doors to the newly refurbished premises which is now used . It was offically opened on Sunday the 20th August 1995 by Her Excellency Uachtaráin na hÉireann Mary Robinson.
Slieveardagh Cultral & Enterprise Centre – Office Services:
The centre opens 5 days per week from 9am – 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am – 4pm on Friday; closed 1-2pm each day. The following Office Services are available in Slieveardagh Cultural & Enterprise Centre, Killenaule (052) 9156165. Photocopying, Colourcopying, Typing, Laminating, Binding, Dance / Debs Tickets etc, Raffle Tickets (books), Posters, Business Cards, Booklets, Invitations, Gift Vouchers, Sponsor Cards and Faxing. Excellent rates – on all the above. We type essays, assignments etc only €2.00 per typed page.
Inscriptions on the Gravestones recorded in 1994 can be seen here. (PDF).