Fahy graveslab

Seventeenth-century graveslab in Fahy graveyard.

Christy Cunniffe

Tapered graveslab of seventeenth-century date.
Christy Cunniffe

This upper section of a tapered seventeenth-century graveslab is preserved in Fahy medieval graveyard. It is a typical ring-headed cross of the period. It bears a difficult to decipher Latin inscription and a number of small motifs – one is a small triskele, another a small IHS monogram and a number of small lozenges. It is the earliest surviving remains on the site and is thus significant. The medieval parish church has disappeared completely and a holy well that lay close by is also no longer to be seen. This slab was cleaned and cut a number of years ago and has since been discarded from its original plot to beside the graveyard wall.

This page was added on 18/03/2017.

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