Drawing of simple sepulchral monument commemorating William Ryan and family in the Abbey of Woney, with inscriptions.
Inscribed in Image
|Genre||Scientific or Technical illustration|
|Technique||Pen and ink drawings|
|Subject(s)||Antiquities and archaeological sites, Architecture|
|Keywords(s)||Archaeological sites, Inscriptions, Tombs & sepulchral monuments|
|Dimensions||12.3 cm x 13.5 cm|
|Published / created||1681|
|Travel Account||Observations in a Voyage through the Kingdom of Ireland|
By the late nineteenth century this monument had completely vanished.
Maurice Lenihan, Limerick, Its History and Antiquities (Dublin: James Duffy & Sons, 1884), p. 719.
|Print or manuscript||Manuscript|
|Location of image in copy||p. 116|
|Source copy||National Library of Ireland MS 392|
|Rights||Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland|
Related text from travel account
|Now to returne again into the Ruines of the Abby observe the following monument with these Inscripcons also in Roman Capitall Letters, this is erected on the right side the high Altar, on the top whereof read
STEMMA AMINAE GIBBON ALS GERALD FILIAE MILITIS ALBI
Some read it Stemmae Aminae Gibbon filz Gerald filiae militis albi. The White Knight the Knight of Kerry so call’d was a descendent from Desmond.
There was also another Knight of this Kingdome who went by ye name of ye Grey Knight.
The WHITE KNIGHT was one of the 3 naturall sons of Earle Desmond the other two were ye Knight of the Glin & the Knt of Kerry [pp. 115-116]