CASTLETOWN
According to some local historians, there is a possibility that Christianity pre-existed in this area prior St Patrick‘s arrival in Ireland, based on the fact that St Patrick chose to land there..
The Parish of Castletown, Co. Wexford is in the Diocese of Dublin. This is based on historical reasons going back to the Synod of Rathbreasil in 111i when boundaries of Dioceses were defined. They were based on existing territorial boundaries. The Ferns Diocese was based on the territory of Ui Chinnsealaigh while Glendalough was based on the territory of the Ui Enechglaiis territory in South East Wicklow and North East Wexford.
Castletown chapel was burned on the 11th November 1798 by yeoman and rebuilt in 1806.
The Catholic Church at Ballynacree was dedicated by Archbishop McCabe on the 8th June 1884, opened in 1885, at that time it would have been part of the Arklow parish. In 1974 it become a separate parish. It replaced a church built in 1806. (the remains of which still exist) within the Churchyard.
Castletown Churchyard is the burial place of Liam Mellows who was executed in 1922 during the Civil War. He spent part of his childhood with his grandparents at Macoyle which is located on the road between Inch and Castletown He commanded the 1st Western Division during the 1916 Rising. After the failure of the Rising he fled to America, where he arrested and detained without trial. He assisted with De Valera’s fundraising In America, returned home and was elected as a Sinn Fein MP for both East Galway and Meath constituencies. He was vehemently anti-treaty In June 1922 with fellow republicans entered the Four Courts, which was occupied by anti-treaty forces. After two days they surrendered. Imprisoned in Mountjoy Jail he was executed along with three others as reprisal for the murder of Sean Hales. He expressed the wish in his last letter to be buried in Castletown.
There are two fine Celtic monuments in the Churchyard to Sir David Kelly. Born in 1891 in Australia to parents of Ulster stock in he fought in the First World War and was awarded the Military Cross. After the First World war he entered the Diplomatic Service and was appointed Minister to Switzerland from 1940-2. He then appointed as Ambassador to Argentina, Turkey and to the Soviet Union from 1949-1951. After the death of his first wife he married Marie-Noele de Jourda de Vaux. As Marie Noelle Kelly she wrote five books including her autobiography Dawn to Dusk, 1960. Sir David Kelly was the author of five books, his best known being “The Ruling Few, 1952, The Hungary Sheep: a discussion of modern civilisation, 1955.

Name
Address
Graveyard
Date of death
Age
Killabegs
7/04/1910
none
Ballylarkin
10/01/1994
88
Coolroe
11/03/1848
72
Killybegs
27/07/1944
69
Arklow
20/04/1926
60
Craanford
12/07/1918
85
Killowen
6/01/1943
none
none
27/08/1866
56
none
29/03/1884
92
Cronecribbon
14/01/1946
73
Aghullen
2/05/1911
60
Cullenogue
15/03/1933
none
Macoyle
20/02/1956
69
Ballylacey
23/04/1949
72
Ballaloughan
3/07/1855
30
Arklow
4/03/1854
74
Arklow
17/04/1853
36
Arklow
17/03/1906
84
Killcavan
12/07/1901
58
Dublin
19/11/1907
25
Barrogue
5/05/1967
86
Kilmurray
10/10/1981
68
Scarnagh
4/04/1863
74
Ballylarkin
27/01/1831
55
Moneygarrow
18/10/1836
80
Killabegs
21/12/1837
78
Scarnagh
26/04/1866
63
Kilpatrick
9/06/1874
72
Coolgreaney
6/02/1867
70
Kilaneeran
21/02/1874
90
Kilmichael
5/12/1863
85
Kilabegs
29/06/1845
26
none
21/06/1865
57
Castletown
29/10/1945
none
Cullinogue
28/01/1854
70
Monagarrow
13/12/1883
61
none
27/04/1936
none
Ballylacey
12/12/1942
61
Curragh
25/01/1951
42
Cloneraney
15/01/1984
77
Arklow
6/08/1831
35
Cronacribben
03/1839
60
Kilmichael
22/02/1887
56
Mountmerrion
3/09/1970
76
Scarnagh
11/04/1895
62
Coolrow
19/04/1862
35
Ballyconlore
11/05/1934
76
Ramstown
9/02/1907
86
Ballyellen
8/06/1928
73
Castletown
7/03/1843
77
Killowen
5/07/1971
70
Hyde Park
27/04/1922
47
Killybegs
4/02/1965
75
none
18/11/1918
81
none
30/03/1864
74
Clonpadin
2/03/1856
64
Macoyle
10/04/1838
48
Clone
22/12/1886
76
Tomnahely
26/04/1890
72
Moneygarrow
12/01/1951
none
Killybegs
27/06/1872
60
Castletown
7/10/1837?
56
Kilpatrick
28/02/1872
75
Ballyellen
5/03/1915
none
none
19/11/1926
none
Clonraney
23/02/1845
46
none
26/04/1942
74
Ballalarkin
24/06/1836
82
Castletown
13/05/1904
59
Arklow
8/01/1884
70
Clone
12/10/1848
63
Cloneraney
24/04/1899
82
Cloneraney
20/10/1921
68
Arklow
29/04/1857
8
none
7/12/1939
82
Gorey
30/01/1953
49
Ballamack
17/03/1855
70
Avoca
17/12/1865
9 months
Macoyle
22/05/1901
76
Ferrybank
25/12/1937
none
Clonough
16/08/1957
70
Killybegs
23/12/1934
74
Coolrow
15/10/1845
24
Coolrow
29/04/1850
26
Coolroe
1/02/1913
60
Ballyduff
31/12/1846
20
Clonough
5/03/2005
76
Ashwood
4/05/1929
none
none
22/02/1951
43
Scarnagh
16/03/1879
72
Scarnagh
16/05/1859
16
Scarnagh
15/06/1855
26
Gorey
26/02/1983
65
Arklow
16/02/1876
48
Monygarrow
12/04/1856
78
Plattinstown
9/09/1847
66
Moneygarrow
12/11/1868
102
Clone
26/03/1936
73
Kilgorman
17/04/1885
46
Kilmichael
18/02/1854
14
Parkbawn
10/02/1892
70
none
21/07/1836
25
Perrymount
11/05/1962
none
Ashwood
1874
none
Cronecribbon
14/09/1923
81
Killowen
23/06/1885
88
Arklow
29/07/1851
40
Clone
27/08/1932
59
Tomnahealy
20/11/1958
63
Clone
16/04/1977
72
Moneygarrow
12/05/1839
73
Moneygarrow
22/02/1971
81
Blackrock Co.Dublin
3/11/1870
26
none
16/02/1933
58
Arklow
25/10/1839
48
none
30/08/2008
51
Tomnahely
18/08/1966
49
Moneygarrow
16/01/1886
66
Kilpatrick
29/01/1890
79
Killabeg
4/12/1893
84
none
17/05/1918
79
none
25/06/1920
none
Macoyle
14/07/1844
53
Arklow
19/03/1879
76
Arklow
1/05/1870
65
Arklow
30/08/1871
64
Arklow
8/12/1868
58
Ballylarkin
13/03/1876
55
Monagarrow
23/08/1850
78
Moneygarrow
none
none
Rockbig Arklow
15/02/1965
none
Monagarrow
19/08/1846
28
Killowen
20/08/1872
49
Castletown
23/12/1945
54
Killanerin
8/08/1889
18
Castletown
18/06/1910
70
Barrogue
23/07/1880
47
Castletown
16/03/1846
36
Killybegs
17/09/1920
73
Monagarrow
5/01/1968
none
Monagarrow
15/05/1995
none
Killowen
2/01/1869
68
none
4/03/1943
75
Colecannan
21/12/1860
19
Milebush
18/09/1899
75
Mount Alexander
18/05/1871
5
Hillview
8/09/1883
80
Killowen
22/06/1933
48
Cullenogue
15/10/1929
none
Monegarrow
2/10/1883
24
none
2/09/1926
30
Moneygarrow
4/06/1944
79
Tomnahely
3/09/1971
73
Tomnahaly
23/09/1849
73
Park
19/08/1862
77
Kilmurray
1/06/1885
69
Moneygarrow
10/12/1912
77
Scarnagh
2/12/1946
68
Tara Hill
21/09/1969
52
Cronecribbon
1/09/1916
22
none
15/11/1866
56
Clonerany
8/05/1885
71