Articles in the category Republic of Ireland

John Hewitt cairn, Cushendall

This stone cairn on a hillside in Lubitavish townland, near the Glenaan River was erected in 1989 in memory of poet John Hewitt who loved the area. It is located near ‘Ossian’s Grave’, a megalithic court cairn.  Although dating from the Stone Age, Ossian’s Grave  is traditionally believed to be the burial place of Ossian, the […]

Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin

Glasnevin Cemetery (officially known as Prospect Cemetery) is the largest nondenominational cemetery in Ireland and was first opened in 1832. The brainchild of Catholic rights leader Daniel O’Connell, it was established as a place where people of all religions could bury their dead, in response to the lack of Catholic cemeteries and the restrictions placed […]