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Oughterard Cemetery, Co. Kildare, Ireland

To my shame, considering I’ve spent a sizeable part of my life in Co. Kildare, I only found out recently that Arthur Guinness was buried up the road in Oughterard Cemetery. I had never made a connection between the man behind the iconic pint of Guinness and the county of Kildare. Read more

Touching coffins in Dublin

There are more people buried in Glasnevin cemetery in Dublin that are currently alive in the city. I heard that on Saturday and it still hasn’t sunk in: 1.5 million dead vs 1.3 million alive.  A tour of the cemetery has been on my list of things to do for years and finally, thanks to the ever-on-the-ball MN, I got to cross it off my list and may well have changed my life in the process. Read more