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Monagea graveyard
© 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
© 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 tomb.

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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