This morning, I had a very enjoyable hour at Church of the Annunciation in Blackpool where there was an exhibition on the work of SM as part of Culture Night.
Saturday afternoon was spent in St Finbarr’s Cemetery. A meeting in Dunmanway of Tuesday allowed me to take time out and travel on to Drimoleague, Castlehaven, Myross and Clonakilty to admire and record.
The carving above was taken on my last trip to the Dingle Peninsula this summer when yet another detour was taken.
I spotted the headstone immediately as I entered the cemetery. The shape, stone, thickness and colour of engraving make the work of SM distinctive, and helpful to spot.
I was immediately taken with the carving. I was appreciating it so much that it was a small while before I read (and translated) the inscription.
Then, I was even more impressed with the carving and its appropriateness to remember and commemorate a young life – a life of only eight years.
Feargal Ó Tuama - ag smaoineamh ort.