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The largest monument in St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin is to the Boyle family. Robert Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork, commissioned the monument following the death of his wife Catherine in 1629. The monument’s size and location were controversial, as explained further here.

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I completely missed last month’s Graveyard Rabbits carnival, which was “how long have they been there?’ The idea was to post the oldest grave/tombstone/memorial that you had photographed in your cemetery explorations. I’ve been uploading my photos to make a photo book because I was given a gift certificate for a rather nice photobook producer. The oldest memorials that I have photographed are not tombstones, but monuments inside Dublin cathedrals.

St. Patrick’s Cathedral holds the tomb of Fulk de Saundford, an Archbishop of Dublin. If I’m reading the inscription correctly, the year is 1261.

St. Patrick's Cathedral


There was another effigy that was either unlabeled or whose label I did not see.


Christ Church Cathedral also had effigies in a similar arrangement.



This one had a plaque with an inscription.


Of course, I utterly failed to get a photograph of the famous Strongbow effigy in Christ Church. Maybe next time.

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