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St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church (5)//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church (6)//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

While walking the streets of Galway, Ireland, I was able to find this church with its small adjoining churchyard. Monuments and gravestones are packed in the church’s back and side yards.

Thompson, Kinkead and Roberts (2)//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

St. Nicholas' church yard//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

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In memory of the Claddagh men (1) In memory of the Claddagh men (2)

I tried to find more information about the tragic drowning of 8 men on Galway Bay on 1902.  I found a lot of websites that included no more information than what is carved on this memorial.  The only additional detail I located was that the men were sailing back from a wedding.

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Shadwell

Whoever composed the epitaph for Mrs. Eleanor Shadwell felt her loss sharply:
To the memory of Mrs. Eleanor Shadwell who departed this life 23 July 1870 at the age of 72 years. Her private virtues and inestimable qualities are vividly impressed on the recollection of her sorrowing family to require further records. Those who knew her worth must feel her loss.

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To the memory of John Skelton Thompson
Francis John Langley Kinkead
Thomas Leopold Roberts
who all three perished on one day by drowning in Loch Corrie 17 August 1887
moved with pity for so sad a catastrophe, the citizens of Galway had this monument erected.

They were lovely and pleasant in their lives and in death they were not divided.

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