GA-STNL-0094

Record Date: 
23 July 2024
Exact wording of epitaph: 

IN MEMORIAM JOHANNIS SKELTON THOMPSON FRANCISCI JOHANNIS LANGLEY KINKEAD THOMAE LEOPOLD ROBERTS. QUI TRES UNO DIE UNA MORTE OBRUT1 ANNOS VIXDUM NACTI VIRILES PERIERUNT xvn. AUG. MDCCCLXXXVII TANTAE CLADIS MISERICORDIA PERMOTI HOC MONUMENTUM CIVES GALVIENSES PONENDUM CURAVERUNT AMABILES ERANT ET JUCUNDI IN VITIS SUIS ET IN MORTE SUA NON SEPARITI TO THE MEMORY OF JOHN SKELTON THOMPSON FRANCIS JOHN LANGLEY KINKEAD THOMAS LEOPOLD ROBERTS WHO ALL THREE PERISHED ON ONE DAY BY DROWNING IN LOCH CORRIB 17 AUGUST 1887 MOVED WITH PITY FOR SO SAD A CATASTROPHE THE CITIZENS OF GALWAY HAD THIS MOMUMENT ERECTED THEY WERE LOVELY AND PLEASANT IN THEIR LIVES AND IN DEATH THEY WERE NOT DIVIDED

Grave location
County: 
Latitude: 
53.272606388889
Longitude: 
-9.0530797222222
Additional details
References: 
Bur. Reed. Vol. 2 (1887), "F.L. Kinkead, abode West House, aged 18 years. John Thompson, abode The Crescent, aged 19 years". Fleetwood Berry (1912 B), 80 gives the entire inscription. For the marriage of Mabel May Kinkead, sister of Francis Johnson see Library and Heritage Project Files under No. 94 and The Galway Express. October 13th. (1906).
People commemorated: 
Surname: 
THOMPSON. KINKEAD and ROBERTS
Notes: 

A large monument with a stepped base. The top is a granite obelisk and rests on a square, moulded plinth which is carved on each side. The base is of limestone and is also moulded. The East side bears a skull and crossbones with the words "MOMENTO MORI" carved in relief. The West side bears a carving of the Irish harp. The North side bears a symbol of Claddagh - two hands holding the crowned heart (like the Claddagh ring) and the South side bears the Galway city arms (a galleon with an escutcheon bearing a lion rampant). There is no shield. Beneath these carvings a Latin inscription is incised on the marble section on the North side. It is given in English underneath this. See also No. 360, a plaque in the church which commemorates the same sad event and Mr. Kinkead is actually buried in the New Cemetery, Bohermore. See Bohermore List, below. See also Nos. 38 and Xllfor other Thompsons.