This may be a long shot, but I had to respond to your evaluation of Banada Cemetery.
I visited there in 1997, knowing that many of my family members were buried there. Sadly, I found the same unkept grounds that you found.
While we did not have the time to talk with the official council officer of the Sligo Co. Council as you did,...it would be interesting to hear his explanation of the waist-high grass and weeds that I found when I visited. While I understand how difficultit is to keep such things up, it seems so sad to let such important history be buried.
Since you were in Banada earlier than me, I wondered if you may have gained any information on WALSH, HOWLEY,or CARRABINE...or if perhaps (since we must be studying the same area),you may know something of these families. (Told you it would be a long shot--but we never know!) I would very much appreciate ANYTHING!