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Around 550AD, Saint Flann founded a church at Kilflyn. This ruined abbey became a Trinitarian monastery when the Geraldines rebuilt it in the late 13th century.

The church in Kilflyn Church of Ireland graveyard was built for the Protestant families of Ballyorgan and Glenosheen in 1812. It was last used for public worship at midnight on Christmas Eve 1994. Its interesting chancel window, dating from the middle of the 19th century, has the Oliver-Gascoigne coat of arms. It has some records relating to local Palatine families. Access may be arranged by prior appointment with the Fenton family, who reside nearby.

A Kilflyn rector, Rev. Edward Duncan, was also an army chaplain in World War I. In 1916, he was awarded the Military Cross for ‘conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He was killed a year later whilst attempting to rescue soldiers wounded in a shelling bombardment.

This graveyard is digitally surveyed, check out the following link  http://historicgraves.com/graveyard/kilflynn/li-kfbo