I was in Rathcooney Cemetery recently. Among other things, I was looking to photograph the headstones of Seamus Murphy and came across this in the newer part of the graveyard.
I was struck by the message. It definitely left an impression with this reader that Louie Rickard was very happy to depart this life when the time came. I don’t think I have ever heard of life being called a ‘snare’ previously.
The cemetery caretaker advised that she was a famous author.
As a fellow north-sider, I had never heard of this former Montenotte resident, I was intrigued. The internet provided answers and some connections.
Wikipedia did provide quite a bit of information including details of some of the many books but it also included a photograph of a picture which I had spotted a while back on a tweet from Jean Prendergast.
Seemingly, the picture by Mantania, The Last General Absolution of the Munsters at Rue du Bois, includes Louie Rickard’s husband on horseback.
Once more – joining the dots of information…
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
27TH JANUARY 1963
The snare is broken and my soul is set free