[Monument of Richard Bennet in St Mary’s Church, Youghal]

Artist(s) : Thomas Dineley (Draughtsman)

Pen and ink sketch of the sepulchral monument of Richard Bennet and his wife Elizabeth Barry in St Mary’s Church, Youghal, with inscription. The couple are sculpted as gisants on a rectangular sepulchre, their heads upon pillows and hands joined in prayer.

Inscribed in Image

  • Text within boundaries of image – [Inscription on bottom end of tomb]
    HERE LIETH ANCIENTLY RICHARD BENNET & E. BARRY

Image Details

Genre Scientific or Technical illustration
Technique Pen and ink drawings
Subject(s) Antiquities and archaeological sites, Architecture
Geographical Location
  • St Mary's Collegiate Church, Youghal - Named locality
  • Youghal - Town or city
  • Cork - County
  • Munster - Province
Keywords(s) Archaeological sites, Hats, Inscriptions, Men, Monuments & memorials, People, Prayer, Sculpture, Tombs & sepulchral monuments, Women
Colour Monochrome
Dimensions 8.8 cm x 4.4 cm
Published / created 1681

Bibliographical Details

Travel Account Observations in a Voyage through the Kingdom of Ireland
Contributor(s)
Print or manuscript Manuscript
Location of image in copy p. 222
Source copy National Library of Ireland MS 392
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Rights Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Related text from travel account


St MARY’S is the chiefest [religious building in Youghal], and in use though much out of repaire, it was anciently a Collegiate Church, and at this time sayd to be the fairest parish Church of the Province; the first monument you rencounter, at the entrance into the remaines of the Chancell, is this marked B. but without armes or Inscription.
[Image: 'Monument in St Mary's Church, Youghal']
Entring into the Church this way and having passed under the ancient Organ loft your left hand leadeth to a Chappel founded by Richard Bennet and Elizabeth Barry his wife, as appears by this next monument and Inscription. sett up at the charges of Sr Richard Boyle Lord Boyle Baron of this Town, Viscount Dungarvan, Earle of Cork, Lord High Treasurer of Ireland &c. The Inscription at large to this Monument follows in proper Character.

HERE LYETH ENTERRED THE BODIES OF RICHARD BENNET AND ELIZABETH BARRY HIS WIFE THE FIRST FOUNDERS OF THIS CHAPPEL WHICH BEING DEMOLISHED IN TIME OF REBELLION AND THEYR TOMBE DEFACED WAS REEDIFIED BY RICHARD LORD BOYLE BARON OF YOGHALL WHO FOR THE REVIVENG THE MEMORY OF THEM REPAIRD THEIR TOMBE AND HAD THESE THEIR PICTURES CUT IN STONE PLACED THEREON ANNO DOMINI MDCXIX
[Marginal note] *ELLIS another took it.
[p.222-223]
Monument of Richard Bennet in St Mary’s Church, Youghal