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Kilbeg Upper Grave Slab
 

County

Meath

Coordinates

N 53° 46' 49.5"   W 006° 49' 19.8"

Nearest town

Kells

Grid Ref.

N 77628 81850

Map No.

35

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

69

Date of visit

Saturday 25 May 2019

GPS Accuracy (m)

3
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The two slabs in the graveyard.
The south slab bears a ringed cross in bas-relief carved in double lines.
The other slab has an elegant inscription that reads "Pray for the soul of Thurlough O'Sulivan who departed this life October 22 1739 aged 72 years".


Within an ancient enclosure there are the poor remains of an old church and some old and modern burials.
The church was reported as ruinous in 1641, and today only the outline of the building can be seen on the ground. Its measures were about 14 metres of length and 6 metres of width, the building is aligned to the east (90°).

The two more interesting items in the graveyard are a cross slab and a grave slab one next the other to the south of the ruins, aligned with the east wall of the church.
The cross slab bears a ringed cross in bas-relief carved in double lines.
The other slab has an elegant inscription that reads "Pray for the soul of Thurlough O'Sulivan who departed this life October 22 1739 aged 72 years".
Another similar slab is a few metres west, but the inscription is much more weathered, for a person named John.

A well-kept motte with its bailey to the northeast is in the adjacent field, at 250° from the church ruins.


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