Cork - Mogeely Churchyard Memorials

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 [From Mr. James Coleman]

Mogeely graveyard is about three minutes' walk north of the 
railway station of that name, and two miles nearer Cork than 
Kileagh.  A large addition to this graveyard has recently 
been made and the old part, in which a considerable portion 
of the old pre- Reformation Church still stands, with a 
two-light lancet window intact on its eastern wall, is no 
longer in the disgraceful condition it presented a few years 
back.  The following three inscriptions are from graves 
within he old church walls, the remainder being from those 

Table - tomb
Sacred | to the memory of JOHN GALWAY | who departed
this life Jany 27th 1820 | aged 72 years | Also his wife
CATHERINE | who died August 12 1824 | Aged 61 years
This monument is erected by order of | PHILIP GALWAY |
of the Honourable East India Company's Service | As a
mark of his filial affection Requiescat in pace

'Table tomb':-
Here lyeth the body of GEORGE B.TTALLY* who depa | rted
this life ... 1701
(* uncertain what is meant here)

Erected by WILLIAM FORREH [?] in mem |mory of his son
RICH | ARD who died Feby the | 11th 1704 aged 21 years

Here lyeth | the Body of | ROBERT COLBORT | who
departed this life February the 22d 1756 Aged 56 years.

Erected | by JOHN AHERN | of Portland U.S. | in
memory of his father JOHN AHERN who died July 1852 |
Aged 66 years | Also his mother MARY AHERN who died
June 1851 | Aged 63 years.

Erected | by WILLIAM O'BRIEN of | Curbally | as a mark
for | the Burial place of | Himself and Family | The
above Wm. O'BRIEN died | April 18th 1889 aged 94 years

Here | lyeth the body of | WILLIAM QUIRK who |
departed this life | June the 13th 1768 Aged 34 years |
This stone was erected by | his wife

'Celtic Cross, on base at back': -
This Celtic Cross and railing have been erected | by the
Most Rev. Dr. FITZGERALD | in memory of his beloved
relatives |

'In front':-
Of your charity | pray for the souls of SIMON KEANE
who died | February 17, 1798 | of WILLIAM his son who
died | Feby 1809, of MARY alias CAREY | his son's wife
who died Nov 28th 1850

'On table-tomb extending from the above:-
This | is the burial place of | SIMON KEANE & Family |
He departed this life | the 17th day of Feby 1798 aged
67 years

Here lyeth the Remains of | Mr THOMAS WHITE of Cork'
who died March 25th 1882 | Aged 33 years No man 
could have fulfilled with greater credit to himself | the
varied duties of an obedient | son and affectionate 
husband | an honest and just citizen | May his soul rest
in peace

'Surmounted by a sort of spire, or pinnacle, is the 
following inscription, for the ungrammatical portions of 
which the stonecutter is, doubtless, partly responsible':-

Here are the deposited remains | of | REDMOND JOYCE | 
of Ladysbridge | who departed this life | on the 7th
day of Feby 1839 | in the 80th year of his age | Eternal
rest grant unto him O Lord

A fond regret thy sudden flight deplore
And o'er thy grave affection shed her store
Yet hope survive triumphant o'er thy tomb
Thy bliss to share in a celestial home

His widow and children dedicate this | monument to 
his memory | and as a mark of their burial place

This tomb was erected at the | Expense of JOHN BARRY 
Shopkeeper | Castlemartyr to the memory of | his father
MICHAEL BARRY late | Fair | Keeper of said town | who
died the 17th Dec 1829 Aged 68 years

'At the north-west corner of the graveyard stands the 
Catholic church of the village-one of the ugly, 
old-fashioned chapels now being gradually superseded by more 
becoming structures, such as those at Killeagh, 
Carrigtwohill, and Midleton. In the space in front, just 
outside the western wall of the graveyard, are four separate 
table-tombs inscribed thus':-

Sacred to the memory of the | Rev MICHAEL HANAGAN |
late PP of Mogeela | who died July 16th 1852 | Aged 51
years | Erected as an enduring memorial by his sorrowing 

Sacred to the memory of the | Rev EDMOND AHERN, RCC of 
Imogeela | who departed this life May 1 1856 in the 50th 
year of his age | and 20th of his sacred ministry | This 
tomb has been erected by his sorrowfull friends

Sacred | to the memory of the | Rev. PATRICK WALSH PP | of 
the Island of Sherky who departed this life on the 11th day 
of Nov 1845 | In the 50th year of his age | & 20th of his 
ministry | unexpectedly cut off from the scene of his pious 
| labours by malignant fever caught while | discharging the 
duties of his sacred calling | deeply lamented by a large 
circle of relatives | And friends to whom his unassuming 
manners | and innocence of life | had gretly[sic] endeared 
him | His mortal remains lie underneath awaiting | The final 
reward of a resurrection | To a glorious immortality.

Journal of the Association for the Preservation of the 
Memorials of the Dead in Ireland.  Vol vii, FHL# 1279254