Byrnes monument in Tullagh Church Yard

Artist(s) : Thomas Dineley (Draughtsman)

Pen and ink drawing of sepulchral monument of Edmund Byrne, in the churchyard of St Columba’s Church, Tullow, Co. Carlow, with inscriptions and engraved symbols, predominantly elements associated with Christ’s passion and crucifixion.

Inscribed in Image

  • Caption outside of boundaries of image – Byrnes monument in Tullagh Church Yard
  • Text within boundaries of image – HIC JACET EDMONDUS CAROLI BYRNE QUI OBIIT DECIMO DIE APRILIS Ao DOM MDCXXV ET EIUS UXOR MARGARETA MASTERSON QUAE OBIIT AN DOM … / Terra fui quondam rursus sum terra nihil sum.
    Terra caduca vale vermes salvete recumbo
    MORTAGH MURY Mason / I H S

Image Details

Genre Scientific or Technical illustration
Technique Pen and ink drawings
Subject(s) Antiquities and archaeological sites
Geographical Location
  • St Columba's Church of Ireland - Named locality
  • Tullow - Village
  • Carlow - County
  • Leinster - Province
Keywords(s) Archaeological sites, Cemeteries, Inscriptions, Sculpture, Tombs & sepulchral monuments
Colour Monochrome
Dimensions 11.2 cm x 6 cm
Published / created 1681

Bibliographical Details

Travel Account Observations in a Voyage through the Kingdom of Ireland
Print or manuscript Manuscript
Location of image in copy p. 90R
Source copy National Library of Ireland MS 392
Rights Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Related text from travel account

Tullagh hath one parochial Church dedicated to St Columb which Saint is sayd to be buried in Down-Patrick in the North of Ireland in the County of Down, with two other Capitall Sts Saint Bridget and St PATRICK with this Inscripcon


St Columbs Church is also made use of for a schoole house In the Church yard is seen the Fantastical monument on the other side, which I touched off for want of a better remark upon the place
[p. 89v]
Byrnes monument in Tullagh Church Yard