Turlough O'Carolan
 

 

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Turlough O’Carolan 1670-1738

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Born in Newtown, near Nobber, County Meath. He became blind in his youth due to smallpox. After being taught how to play the harp, he travelled the country making up tunes and playing them. More than 200 of his melodies have survived. His wake lasted four days and was attended by people from all over Ireland. He is buried in County Roscommon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entrance to graveyard

Close up of entrance

Inscription on gravestone

Monument in St Patrick's Cathedral Dublin

 

Further information, location and directions to the grave are to be found in "The End - An Illustrated Guide to the Graves of Irish Writers".  Click here to order a copy of this book