Our Lady’s Island Cemetery

Our Lady’s Island Cemetery

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Our Lady’s Island Cemetery

Features

Our Lady’s Island Cemetery is a unique historic graveyard in south-east County Wexford.

The cemetery is a ideal filming location where a visually strong, historic graveyard is needed. On its own, the graveyard, with its lichen covered graves and ruined chapel, would make for an ideal filming location. But the cemetery is further enhanced by the features around it.

The cemetery has views of the surrounding lake, Lady’s Island Lake. The lake gives the location an otherworldly and timeless feel. The graveyard is slightly elevated, so it has a great vantage point on the brackish lake from two sides.

On the north side, past the carpark, is a ruined tower house. This small 13th century castle is no longer accessible inside, but now acts as a gateway to the graveyard itself. Its ruined appearance ties into the appearance of the cemetry and elevates the historic feeling of the location.

The cemetery is at the starting and end points of a pilgrimage site. A pilgrimage walk goes around the small peninsula (the island). Along this walk are impressive statues and waypoints.

More Info

Though called an island, this area is actually a peninsula and is accessible by car and by foot.

Dimensions: 20m by 30m.

The headstones in the cemetery date from 1731 to 1932.

Parking: Onsite, fits ~50 cars.

Nearest village: Lady’s Island.

Nearest town: Wexford, 18km away.

Contact Us

Photographer: Gordon Wycherly

Location

Our Lady’s Island Pilgrimage Centre, Our Lady’s Island, Co. Wexford, Y35 ND66

Contact

Rev John Carroll

Contact Address

adm@ferns.ie

Location ID

SW019

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