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St. Augustine's Church (1)

St. Augustine's Churchyard (1)

The gates of St. Augustine’s Churchyard were locked, so I wasn’t able to walk around inside, but I had to take a photo of the churchyard.

St. Augustine's Churchyard (3)

St. Augustine's Churchyard (6)

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I have a bit of a reputation

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I started this blog three years ago this month, and in that time, I think it’s safe to say that I have established a reputation for my interest in cemeteries. It meant that while we were in Ireland, a number of people saw me in cemeteries, camera in hand, and commented with some variation on “I expected to find you here.” Anytime we passed a cemetery, no matter how far in the distance, I was immediately informed. So here are some of the shots of cemeteries as we made our way across Ireland.

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Ashford Castle (7)

If you’ve never been to Ireland, you’ve probably never heard of the town of Cong, unless, of course, you are a film buff. Cong’s main claim to fame is that many of the outdoor scenes in John Wayne’s The Quiet Man were filmed there. There is even a gift shop dedicated to the film. The photo above is Ashford Castle, which is now a lovely hotel in Cong. Below is what I was more excited about than the movie: a ruined abbey with a cemetery.

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Cong abbey map

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Judith

Abbey ruins

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Warrensville East Cemetery

Wetherbee (2)

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Caley

Cowle (2)

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No, actually, it’s just that I’ve had out of town guests and am working on Camp NaNoWriMo. So I apologize for my shorter, more image intensive posts.

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The Shepherdess

I took this photo almost exactly a year ago at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo, New York. I was back there this weekend, so new photos will be coming soon!

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This past weekend, we attended the 2nd Annual Halloween Night at the Cemetery at the East Cleveland Township Cemetery. Although the name might not make it completely clear, the event is a torchlit tour of the cemetery with stops for stories of individuals who are buried there. This year, they planned for the high turnout by having two tour groups at each time slot for a total of four tours. We visited 11 sites in the cemetery, with a mix of marked and unmarked graves, and there was only one brief story that was a repeat of the previous year’s tour. We were very lucky to have our tour lead by Nancy West, the author of To Dwell with Fellow Clay, a history of the cemetery and its residents. Before and after the tour, the restored chapel at the gate was open with baked goods, candy, and cider. Nancy stated they would have the tour again next year, and I will be there. I hope that in the future more of my readers will be able to make it out and support the great work the cemetery foundation is doing to take care of this historic cemetery.

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