[Monument of Peter Miagh in St Mary’s Church, Youghal]

Artist(s) : Thomas Dineley (Draughtsman)

Sepia and red pigment depiction of the altar tomb of Peter Miagh in St Mary’s Church, Youghal, with inscriptions. The monument is protected on two sides by a railing. In its centre is an inscribed plaque with a coat of arms. Columns erected upon the rectangular base support an entablature surmounted by three statues: two angels and the figure of Christ with cross and standard. A second inscribed plaque is to the right of the monument, on the adjacent wall. The image is partially enclosed by a trilobed frame, echoing the three trefoils in the coat of arms.

Dineley’s drawing does not show the engraved image of a skeleton lying on its side, with other emblems of death (death’s head, shroud, hourglass) which feature on the plinth.

Inscribed in Image

  • Text within boundaries of image –
    [central plaque] D.O.M.
    DNO PETRO MIAGH CIVI CONSULI PRAETORI YOGHOLENSI IUSTIT
    [wall plaque] Pray for the founders here of Piers Miagh fitz Iames of Yoghall alderman & Phillis Miagh alias Nagle his only wife who made this monument for their last lodg
  • Text outside of boundaries of image –
    D.O.M.
    DOMINO PETRO MIAGH
    CIVI CONSULI PRAETORI YOGHOLENSI
    IUSTITIAE CULTORI PIETATIS AMANTI PUBLICAE UTILITATIS ZELATORI
    MARITO SUO UNICE DILECTO UXOR
    PHILISIA NAGLE
    MOESTA POSUIT SUMPTIBUS VIRI

    PETRA tegit PETRI cineres animam PETRA Christus sic sibi divisit utraque PETRA PETRUM

    VIXIT ANNIS XLIII VITA FUNCTUS VIII KAL. AUG
    M.D.C.XXXIII.

    Pray for the founders hereof Piers Miagh Fitz Iames of YOGHALL Alderman and Phillis Miagh als Nagle his onely wife who made this Monument for their last lodging in this World.

Image Details

Genre Scientific or Technical illustration
Technique Wash 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, Columns, Heraldic devices, Inscriptions, People, Sculpture, Tombs & sepulchral monuments
Colour Handcoloured
Dimensions 12 cm x 8 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. 227
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

In the Chappel opposite to that called the Earle of Corks Vestry and which forms this Church into the shape of a Cross, are seen these monuments following viz Peter Miaghs, Francis Tobyns, and Thomas Parys his. [p. 227]
Monument of Peter Miagh in St Mary’s Church, Youghal