© Monagea graveyard
The graveyard in Monagea is situated in the village, across
from the National School. This graveyard is in the grounds of Rathcahill
church ruin. The oldest headstone that we came across dated from the
7th of March 1805. It was erected to the memory of Mauritius Fitzgibbon.
The inscription on the headstone, while difficult to read, is poetic
and gives the impression that the deceased was a man of education and
possibly some wealth.
© Headstone to Liam Hough
There are two tombs in the graveyards. One of the tombs
is to the memory of Edward J. Sheehy and Helena Clancy Sheehy. Both
were from Cherry Grove and the tomb dates back to 1884. The dates are
given in roman numerals. We could not find an inscription on the second
Also buried in the graveyard is Liam Hough, captain of
the Limerick side that won All Ireland Hurling Finals in 1918. He also
played in the finals of 1921 and 1923.
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