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William Carleton (1794-1869) Writer and Poet

Grave No: C 130 – 3754

Brief History:

A literary figure of the mid-Victorian period who dealt with a traditional native Irish theme.

Began his literary career as a poor Catholic scholar who later on converted to Protestantism
Wrote the Traits and Stories of the Irish Peasantry, The Lough Derg Pilgrim and the poems The Midnight Hour and The Priest's Funeral.

Description of Monument:

A 2 metre high limestone memorial spire with a bust of William Carleton, resting on a limestone plinth.

Direction to Grave:

The grave is located just off the right hand side of the Main Avenue, behind the vaults on the road edge,  60 metres from the Victorian Chapel doors.

William Carleton (1794-1869) Writer and Poet +

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