Priests monument Killursa

Priests monument

Christy Cunniffe

Priest cairn/monument
Christy Cunniffe
Hugh Fergus 1763
Christy Cunniffe
John Fergus 1767

This burial monument consists of a stone built cairn of mortared stone with a round cap in Killursa graveyard near Headford, Co. Galway bearing two slate plaques commemorating two eighteenth-century Penal-era priests. One plaque bears the inscription: Pray for the S /oul of Re/verend Hugh Ferg/us Prst Ps Deceased / Ye 24th of Febry In the year / of Our Lord 1763. 

The second plaque reads: Pray for the Soul of / father John Fergus P. st / Who Died in the 40th / Year of His Age On / The 20th Day of / March in the Year/of Our Lord 1767.

Both slate plaques bear a sacred IHS monogram and cross with expanded terminals. Both also bear a chalice and a book typical priests symbols.



This page was added on 07/04/2018.

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