Archive for March 17th, 2011

Lately, I’ve been following a blog written by 3 Irishmen about Dublin life and culture called Come Here to Me! It’s not exclusively about cemeteries and graves, but they’ve had some interesting posts that related lately, so I wanted to link to them.

Here’s a post about a horse decorated for his service in war, buried on the grounds of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham.

Glasnevin Cemetery has been recognized for its hard work in creating an educational and entertaining visiting experience. I have every intention of visiting next time I go to Ireland.

In this post, they visit Grangegorman Military Cemetery.

These are just their cemetery-related posts since I discovered them in the last month. I think the bloggers are fun to read and will certainly be following them.

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Cleveland takes St. Patrick’s Day seriously.  Very seriously. We host the largest parade in the state of Ohio, which also ranks among the largest in the United States. And all you have to do is visit some local cemeteries to discover why.

J. Monahan is buried in Erie Street Cemetery, and, like a fair number of Irish immigrants, had that heritage engraved into his headstone.
J. Monahan

Bridget Rogan came to Cleveland from Ireland by way of Ashtabula County, Pennsylvania. She is buried in Harvard Grove Cemetery.


Michael Raleigh came from County Limerick in Ireland. He rests in Mater Dolorosa Cemetery.


Here is a monograph on the history of Irish-Americans in Cleveland.

Of course, all the stones I’ve shown you are the ones that proudly proclaim a connection to the Irish homeland. There are also plenty of stones that make no mention of origin but the names engraved there suggest Irish ancestry.

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