Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Gated Community: Glasnevin





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Monday, June 27, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday: A family, one of many: Glasnevin



The stone reads:

Erected by
Mr. Henry Chapman
of Great Brunswick Street
in memory of his beloved Daughter
Elizabeth
who departed this life 31st May 1834
Aged 1 year
Also his Daughter Maria who died 8th Dec. 1838
In the 4th year of her age
Her also the remains of his beloved Wife Sarah
who departed this life the 15th of December 1840
Aged 42 Years.
Here also lie the remains of the above named
Henry Chapman who died October the 25th, 1846
Aged 64 years.


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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday: The Very Reverend Daniel William Cahill, D.D.





Daniel William Cahill, D.D. (Doctor of Divinity), a Catholic Priest, was born in 1796 in Queen's County, Ireland. After completing studies at Maynooth, he was ordained, and for a time served as a professor in Carlow College. He was a noted orator and lecturer in Chemistry and Astronomy, the author of many pamphlets, and for a brief period, the editor of a Dublin newspaper. He removed to the United States, and died in Boston 28 October 1864. In 1885 his remains were returned to Ireland, and interred in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin. In 1887, as a symbol of grateful recognition of Doctor Cahill's service to Ireland, his compatriots erected this statue over his grave.

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Reference for Cahill bio:

O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigrees; or the Origin and Stem of the Irish Nation, Murphy & McCarthy, Dublin, 1923.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

To mark Bloomsday: Glasnevin


from James Joyce's Ulysses:

Paddy Dignam: (In a hollow voice) “It is true. It was my funeral. Doctor Finucane pronounced life extinct when I succumbed to the disease from natural causes."

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