D1240 : War grave, Bonamargy Friary

taken 6 years ago, near to Ballycastle, Northern Ireland

War grave, Bonamargy Friary
War grave, Bonamargy Friary
One of the war graves located at Bonamargy Friary, Ballycastle. The graves all date from World War One and contain the bodies of sailors lost from the ships HMS 'Racoon' and HMS 'Viknor' - the site at LinkExternal link gives some excellent information on both ships. This grave is of an unknown sailor from the Merchant Navy lost on 'Viknor'.
Bonamargy Friary, Ballycastle
Bonamargy Friary in Ballycastle LinkExternal link . It was built close to the mouth of the Carey and Shesk rivers by Rory MacQuillan in 1500. The rival MacDonnell clan fought for and claimed the friary from the MacQuillans in 1588. The cloister, gatehouse, altar and church are well preserved except for the thatch roof. There are many interesting features including the east window, a staircase and a sealed burial vault. The coffins of several Earls of Ulster and chieftain, Sorley Boy MacDonnell, lie within. The graveyard also contains a number of war graves as well as many from local people buried here over the past few hundred years.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 23 June, 2012   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 3 July, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  People, Events  Burial ground, Crematorium  Defence, Military 
Place (from Tags)
Bonamargy Friary  Ballycastle 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! D 127 409 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:12.1445N 6:13.8419W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! D 127 409
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Friary  War Graves  Commonwealth War Grave  Graveyard 

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