Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Wordless Wednesday, almost: Number Please!

Among the markers in the cemetery at the Maynooth Seminary in County Kildare, stand these iron crosses. The crosses are unique because, instead of bearing the name of the person interred within, each marker bears a number which corresponds to a list carved in stone on the archway entrance to the graveyard. The stone list provides all the particulars for each man: his name in its Latin form, his date of birth into the religious life, and his date of death.

The markers.
The 'List'
Cross #18


The entry for cross #18, in translation: Thomas McGuinness of the diocese of Ardagh 1806-1830

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