“To lie in the soft brown earth,
with the grasses waving above one's head,
and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no tomorrow.
To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace.”
- Oscar Wilde
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Donaghmore Church, Round Tower, and cemetery, County Meath, Ireland
We happened upon the remains of this church, round tower, and cemetery as we were passing through Meath on the road from Galway to Drogheda. A monastery was reputedly founded here by St. Patrick in the 5th century. The round tower dates to the 11th century. The stone edifice with the archway is all that remains of the 16th century church. Although there are some contemporary graves, little remains of the identities of the early interred.