I jumped out of my skin when the bells in Moynetemple struck up yesterday. The day was dull and damp and even cold - we were doing some training in Moynetemple graveyard and also hoping to track down grave memorials of family members of John Maher (my fathers grandfather) who died in the muddy farmland of the Somme and Ancre valleys in July 1916.
The collection of headstone and tombstone inscriptions of the Parish continues apace. In the last offering I neglected to mention the Long Point where it is suggested that therein lie, unmarked, many victims of famine and fever. Let us hope they are at peace.
When the stones were being photographed for the Internet we were ably provided with archaeological and technical assistance from John and Maurizio of Eachtra. For this we are grateful to Secad and offer our sincere thanks.