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Cruit Island Catholic Cemetery

  • Country Ireland, Republic of
  • Total identified casualties 5 Find these casualties
  • Region County Donegal
  • Identified casualties from Second World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 55.02793, Longitude: -8.41273

Location information

Cruit Island, situated in Rosses Bay, is linked by a bridge to the mainland of Co. Donegal. The cemetery is 4 miles north of Burtonport and 1 mile north of the bridge. It is on the west side of the island road. The war graves are together in a row on the east boundary of the cemetery.

Visiting information

The cemetery is known locally as 'Reilig Chill Bhride' (Saint Bridget's Graveyard).

History information

There are 10 Commonwealth burials of the 1939-1945 war here, 5 of which are unidentified merchant seamen.