“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
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
In the midst of the metropolis, a Huguenot burial ground
Along the walk between St. Stephen's Green and Merrion Square, it is sometimes easy to miss this Huguenot burial ground tucked in between the buildings. Founded in 1693 by the French Huguenot non-conformist churches of Dublin, this cemetery is a small but important one. The large stone marker in the last photograph bears the names of over 200 Huguenot families whose members were interred in these grounds.