Laois

LA-TLRE-0034

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Here lieth the body of Edward Farrell who depd. Feby. 17th 1733 aged 63 years, also his grandchild Mary Fox depd. Sept 27th 1756 aged 6 years.

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2
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26 March 2014

LA-TLRE-0033

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52.929486111111
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Erected by Patrick Corcoran of Ballinakill in memory of his Father Mr. Michael Corcoran who died March 1st 1820, aged 71 years, also his Mother Catherine Corcoran (alias Byrne) who died Novr. 21st 1864 aged 70 years, also his wife Mary Corcoran alias Hennessy who died September 6th 1850 aged 60 years, also the above Mr. Patrick Corcoran who died June 7th 1855 aged 57 years.  May their souls rest in peace.

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26 March 2014

LA-TLRE-0032

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52.929570555556
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-7.2892530555556
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Sweet Jesus have mercy on the soul of John Doughan, Ballyroan who died 21st Feby. 1916 aged 55 years.  R.I.P.

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26 March 2014

LA-TLRE-0031

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52.929550833333
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-7.2892613888889
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In memory of John Phelan of Derryfore, Ballyroan, who died on the 22nd August 1937, also his daughter Nellie Phelan who died on the 3rd September 1950, also his wife Mrs. Mary Phelan who died on the 3rd September 1956, also his son William Phelan who died on the 19th October 1982, also his son Patrick Phelan who died on the 17th March 1995 and also his son John Phelan who died on the 14th March 1996.

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26 March 2014

LA-TLRE-0030

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52.929566388889
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-7.2892197222222
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Beneath this tomb are laid the remains of Mrs. Mary Tyrell (alias Ryan) here of Ballyroan, who died on the 14th day of June 1833 aged 70 years, also her son Patrick Tyrell who died on the 4th October 1827 in the 36th year of his age, also her daughter Elizabeth who died on the 21st day of August 1817, aged 18 yrs, and Mabel and Frances, two of her children who died young.  This stone has been placed in their memory by the Rev. Thos Tyrell, Parish Priest of Tinryland, Staplestown, Urglin, Co. Carlow.

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Rev Thomas Tyrrell P. P. Tinryland

A Political Priest

by John Scott (www.tinryland.ie/download/ro1996.pdf)

Fr. Thomas Tyrrell was a native of Ballyroan, Co.Laois. He was PP of Doonane from 1815 to 1823 when he was transferred to Tinryland where he remained until his death on 24 August 1842.

Many of his parishioners at this time were tenants of the landlords Bruen and Beresford and this probably began his interest in politics.

At this time in Carlow the Borough of Carlow sent one representative to Parliament and the County sent two. The bill giving Catholic Emancipation was made law on 13 April 1829. A separate bill was passed at the same time, which raised the county franchise from forty shillings to £10. This had the effect of reducing the number of people who could vote in the County constituency from about 4000 to 530. This was an attempt to limit the effect of the emancipation bill and it deprived many forty-shilling freeholders of the vote. The very people who had forced the question of emancipation were to be deprived of the fruits of it. This just added to the feelings of bitterness, which had built up over the previous decade.

However a Reform Bill was passed in August 1832 and it increased the electorate in the County to about 1246. Also, the borough franchise was extended to £10 householders, the same as in England. Special sessions for the registration of new voters were set up and the number of people entitled to vote in the next borough election would be considerably greater than the thirteen who had the vote in the last one. In the 1832 election 278 people had the right to vote in the Borough. It must be remembered that at this time voting was not secret and sometimes the local papers published a list of the voters and how they cast their votes. The landlords expected that their tenants would vote as directed by them.

The previous elections in the County from the Act of Union in 1801 were just contests between various landlords. Now with the coming of Catholic Emancipation and the passing of the Reform Act the power of the landlords could be challenged. This was the situation into which Fr. Tyrrell threw his energies. In May 1830 he addressed a Poor Law meeting in Maryborough and he also proposed a motion at a Reform meeting in Carlow on 24th May, 1832. He seconded Wallace, the Liberal candidate, at the election in December 1832. Wallace and the other Liberal candidate, Walter Blackney were elected. The Conservatives tried to have the result overturned and a Parliamentary Committee investigated the election. Fr. Tyrrell travelled from Tinryland to London and gave evidence before this committee in May 1833.

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26 March 2014

LA-TLRE-0029

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52.929486666667
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-7.2892516666667
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Erected to the memory of John Mulhall of Garrentaggart, who departed life 11th February 1889 aged ....... years, also of his only daughter, Mrs. Bessie Maria Delaney who died 23rd April 1852 aged 22 years, John who died 5th April 1869 aged 19 years, also of two grandchildren of the above Patrick and Mary, children of Mrs. Mulhall of Maryborough, also to the memory of the children of the above named John Mulhall who died young, also son of the above named Mr. James Mulhall of Ballyriley who departed this life 25th April 1871 aged ----- and his infant daughter Bridget, also Mr. Edward Mulhall who died on the 16th May 1871 and his wife Kate who died 4th April 1886, aged 56 years, also John Mulhall of Garrentaggart, son of the above named James Mulhall, who died at Webster City, IOWA, U.S.A. 23rd April 1906, aged 45 years, also Anne, wife of the above named James who died 23rd October 1923, aged 90 years and their son James A. Mulhall of Pass who died 7th March 1925 aged 53 years.  Rest in peace, Amen.

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26 March 2014

LA-TLRE-0028

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52.929473055556
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-7.2892825
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Erected by John Mulhall of Graiguenahown in memory of his beloved Father, Mr. Nicholas Mulhall who died 25th May 1867, aged 87 years, also his Mother, Mrs. Sheila Mulhall, who died July 11th 1862, aged 87 years, and also his Sister, Mrs. O’Toole who died April 1st 1861, aged 33 years, also his sister Mary who died young.

Number of people commemorated: 
5
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Record Date: 
26 March 2014

LA-TLRE-0027

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52.929473055556
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Here lieth the body of John Nowlan who departed this life November 11th 1791 aged 76 yr.  Also his wife Catherine alias Kavanagh, departed this life August 4th 1761 aged 52 years.  Lord have mercy on their souls, Amen.

Number of people commemorated: 
2
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Record Date: 
26 March 2014

LA-TLRE-0026

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52.929472222222
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-7.2892738888889
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Here lieth the body of the Rev. Patrick Mulhall who departed this life August 10th 1875 aged........

Number of people commemorated: 
1
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Record Date: 
26 March 2014

LA-TLRE-0025

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52.9294775
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-7.2892802777778
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Erected by Mrs. Kate Mulhall, Maryborough, to the memory of her beloved husband Edward Mulhall, who died 16th May 1874 aged 47 years, also the above Kate Mulhall who died April 4th 1886 aged 55 years.  On whose soul, sweet Jesus, have mercy.

Number of people commemorated: 
2
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Record Date: 
26 March 2014

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