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Cruicetown Cemetery Conservation Committee was formed in 2004. Its primary objective is the maintenance and conservation  of the cemetery, church and monuments located in the ancient townland of Cruicetown, near Nobber in Co. Meath.


The church and adjacent motte were built  by the Cruise family in the late 12th century. The Cruises were Norman knights who came to Meath with Hugh de Lacy in the 1170s and held extensive land holdings in Dublin and Meath before being dispossessed by Oliver Cromwell in the 1650s.


The well maintained church structure contains the vault of the Anglo-Norman Cruise family who gave their name to the townland, an early baptismal font, excellent stone carvings and recumbent effigies of Walter and Elizabeth Cruise who died in the 1660s. The cemetery also contains a cross in the style of the old Irish high crosses, depicting the Crucifixion on one side with the Virgin and Child on the other, erected by Patrick Cruise in 1688.

A newly erected cemetery map and interpretive panel provides an interesting genealogical database as it records the names of over 470 burials known to have taken place in Cruicetown cemetery. In addition to looking after the upkeep of the cemetery, we are also dedicated to highlighting the history and heritage of Cruicetown and its hinterland.

The committee is an active one and always happy to welcome new members. If you feel you would like to get involved please feel free to contact us at either of the following email addresses:

PRO: Denis - cruicetown@hotmail.com
Webmaster: Henry - info@cruicetown.com

New sections of this website are planned for 2017, including updated history and gallery pages. In the meantime you can keep up to date about our activities on our Facebook page, simply click the Facebook link in the bottom left hand corner of this page.