Bartolomew Mosse
 

 

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Bartholomew Mosse 1712-1759

Born in Wexford.  He was so moved by the plight of the poor in Dublin that he established the first Hospital for Poor Lying -in Women in Ireland. Later he established the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin. The position of his grave was forgotten up until recently. His friend Benjamin Higgins had requested that he be buried beside him but his grave with its large gravestone sank into the ground and it remained lost until the graveyard was taken in charge by Dublin Corporation in 1988. It was then possible to identify Mosse’s grave and a memorial carved by one of his descendants was unveiled in 1995 on the 250th anniversary of the founding of the Rotunda. He is buried in Dublin.

Further information and directions to the grave are to be found in "Dead and Buried in Dublin - An Illustrated Guide to the Historic Graves of Dublin.  Click here to order a copy of this book