William W. Moore who departed this life May 26th, 1816, aged 50 years. He left a wife and three children to lament the loss of a tender and affectionate husband & father and much regretted by his acquaintances
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Posts Tagged ‘tombstone tales’
One of the things that I noticed in Ireland last time I visited was that tombstones frequently list the deceased’s home – much more frequently than I see on tombstones in the U.S. I posted last week about Charles Bird, late of Bective House, a local estate.
Proudstown is nearby in County Meath. From what I can tell, the racecourse that was known as Proudstown Park is actually in Navan, but Proudstown was the name of the railway stop that used to service that area. My understanding is that Proudstown might not be an official town, but it refers to a neighborhood or area. Anyone with better knowledge is welcome to help me out with this.
There is a Killeen Road about 4 kilometers away from the Hill of Tara.
What I found most interesting about the place names on Irish tombstones is that they are not just cities, but neighborhoods, regions, and even streets.