Quaker Graveyard, Rosenallis

Rosenalis Quaker Graveyard

The graveyard is in the southeast of the village of Rosenallis. The Graveyard recorded as a Protected Structure, is regarded as the oldest Quaker burial ground in Ireland. Locally it is known as the ‘Friends Sleeping Place’. In the graveyard there is an 18th-century headstone in memory of William Edmundson, who died in 1712 and who is described as “the first member of The Society of Friends who settled in Ireland”.