It has been a while since I blogged on the subject of the spelling of those involved in the construction trade, but there have been quite a few in the past.
Masonary was definitely a new variety for me when I spotted over the weekend.
As ever, one does not retain the services of a craftsman based upon their spelling or proof-reading…..
Was introduced to a new message on a gravestone last week while taking some pleasant time out at Loch Salach Cemetery in Clonee.
Fish Got To Swim…..
Birds Got To Fly……..
A variation on ‘A man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do…..’
I was intrigued as to Loch Salach which did look like it derived from Dirty Lake but logainm.ie does not appear to mention dirty about the Clonee Lough Salach. The Donegal Loughsallagh does have reference to dirty: as does Loughsallaghclogher in Co Galway – dirty lake of the stoney place.
Clonee and the Kerry variety appear to have been cleaned up in the logainm records.
With apologies to Ballyheigue which I called Blennerville
It was a very low spring tide that revealed the remnants of scallop or mussel farming in the past. No longer functional, they are submerged and hidden for the majority of the time.
It was only recently that I discovered the difference between a headstone and a gravestone – a headstone being at foot of grave and gravestone being at head of grave.
Walking Kilshannig Cemetery, I got to wondering as to what commemorative stones for those who have been cremated are called, or will be called.
Ten years ago, in Derrynane, was when I first realised that stone memorials were erected to those who have been cremated. Somewhat reminiscent of cillín burials, the memorials were just outside the cemetery with a lovely view over the bay.
A few years back, I noted, with a smile, the memorial to Josephine Deane built into the boundary wall of the cemetery. This week, a return visit brought me to a new stone inserted into the wall remembering Pat Crowley / Pádraig Ó Crualaoch.
I have mentally filed these as commemorative stones, until told otherwise……..
Old enough to have more sense - theoretically at least.
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