Carlow County - Ireland Genealogical Projects (IGP TM)

Irish Celtic Headstone


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Translated by "Caromom" (Caroline); Cannot quite read the date numbers from the picture, so they may be incorrect below, but the gist of the translation is:  

Maire Nic a Bhaird bean Seain Ui lionainn
a fuair bar an 3 D Fomhair 1934
agus ar a ceile
Sean O lionainn, Cnomaigh beag
a fuair bas 26 Nollaig 1959  
In aimn an Athair agus an Mhic agus an spioraid Naoimh Amen  

English translation: Mary Ward wife of John Lennon (?)
died 3rd September * 1934
and her husband John Lennon, Cnomaigh Beag**
 died 25 December 1959.  
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen  

Note: My son who went to Irish school, said that * Fomhair is harvest/Autumn, Mean Fomhair is September and Deireadh Fomhair is October and literally mean middle of Autumn/Harvest and end of Autumn/Harvest but he would be 90% sure that in this case, without the Mean or the Deireadh it would be September.

** Cnomaigh Beag is most likely a local place name, could not find a direct translation for it, but perhaps if you know the graveyard you can tie it back to an area?

Our thanks to Caroline for the above translation and notes.

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