The following are all the Roman Catholic Clancy’s recorded as buried in St. Mary’s Church of Ireland Cathedral Graveyard. There were many others who were buried in this grave under the cover of darkness as there would have been an enormous stigma attached to a a Catholic burial in a Church of Ireland graveyard.

All those buried in this grave bear the Clancy name, which means that if a married into the family she could lay claim to the grave, while if a daughter married out of the family she would lose her claim.

There is family story of two half brothers who both had rights to be buried in the grave, one of whom was Michael Clancy (died 1938). His brother Patrick bought a plot in Mount Saint Laurence Cemetery as he “did not want to spend eternity lying next to that man”.

Many of the Clancy men were part of the Abbey Fishermen Guild who lived in the Abbey area of the city.

Clancy Grave

Clancy Grave

Date Name Age Information
13 Feb 1729 Margaret Clancy
15 Jun 1731 Clancey Child of M
23 May 1739 Clancy Child of Thomas
28 Nov 1740 Clancy
18 Jun 1741 John Clancy
31 Jul 1741 Catherine Clanchy
6 Nov 1741 Clanchy Child of Margaret
23 Oct 1742 Clancy Child of Thomas
26 Feb 1750 Henry Clancy
4 Mar 1774 Clanchy Daughter of James
1775 Clanchy Widow
21 Mar 1785 Clancy Widow
18 Mar 1813 Patrick Clanchy
26 Apr 1816 Henry Clanchy 7
8 Aug 1821 Harriet Clanchy Mrs.
2 Aug 1826 Michael Clanchy A grown boy
10 Jul 1831 Bridget Clanchy Child
28 Oct 1833 Bart. Clanchy
21 Mar 1838 Elizabeth Clanchy
25 Sep 1845 Bridget Clanchy 73 Abbey
20 Sep 1848 James Clanchy 70 Abbey
27 Sep 1854 Michael Clancy 36 Abbey
23 Mar 1866 Thomas Clancy 57 St. Francis Abbey
7 Jan 1871 Patrick Clancy 70 Athlunkard Street (father of John 1890)
6 Jan 1881 Thomas Clancy 3 The Abbey
Mar 1881 Thomas Clanchy 10 St. Francis Abbey
9 Aug 1881 Michael Clanchy 63 The Abbey
1 Jul 1882 Christopher Clanchy 7 The Abbey, St. Mary’s
29 Oct 1882 John Clancy 83 The Abbey
30 Dec 1883 Hanora Clancy 31 The Abbey (wife of John 1890)
23 Apr 1887 Mary Clancy 70 The Abbey
25 Sep 1887 John Jos. Clancy 5m The Abbey
22 Jan 1890 John Clancy 50 The Abbey
27 Apr 1891 Mary Clancy 63 The Abbey
31 Aug 1892 Thomas Clancy 80 The Abbey
15 Jan 1899 Michael Clancy 47 St. Francis Abbey
20 Mar 1904 Margaret Clancy 72 Athlunkard Street
6 Apr 1914 Patrick Clancey 60 The Abbey
12 Mar 1916 John Clancy 56 Carey’s Road
11 Feb 1917 Ellen Clancey 65 Athlunkard Street
21 Mar 1929 John Clancy 60 The Abbey
24 Feb 1932 Michael Clancy 55 46 Athlunkard Street
13 May 1932 John Clancy 22
1 Oct 1932 Nance Clancy 8 No Ceremony
2 Jun 1935 Mary Clancy 70
21 Jun 1936 Annie Clancy Widow’s Alms House, Nicholas St.
27 Nov 1937 Elizabeth Clancy 51 46 Athlunkard Street
6 Jul 1938 Michael Clancy 53 1 Glue Yard Lane (son of John 1890)
3 Apr 1942 Martin Clancy 5 Corp. Dwellings
16 Nov 1942 Francis Richard Clancy 10m 18 Donnelly’s Lane, Carey’s Road
3 Oct 1956 Martin Clancy 55 3 Hall’s Range
3 Aug 1957 Martin Clancy 96 5 Corp. Cottages, Athlunkard St
25 Mar 1963 Clancy 85 Limerick
20 Sep 1982 Joseph Clancy 75 8 Shannon View Tce., Dublin Road
4 Apr 1984 Kathleen Clancy 69 237 Hyde Road, Prospect
7 Apr 1986 John Clancy 80 St Francis Abbey
11 Apr 1993 Margaret Clancy 77 39 Kilmurry Road, Garryowen
Jun 1994 Mrs Clancy St Francis Abbey
28 Aug 1998 Patrick Clancy 84 (Poppy) 39 Kilmurry Road
6 Jun 2002 Patrick Clancy 81 Lisnalty, Ballyclough
Source: St Mary’s Cathedral Burial Register