Ballybricken in Waterford has a parish church surrounded by houses on the outside, and by the parish cemetery close in to the church. The names of the parishioners for many generations are engraved on the tombstones. This Poole image is recorded as “Tombstone of Walter Donnelly who died Octbr. 15th 1880: commissioned by Mr. T. Donnelly, Ballybricken”, but there are many more names on the stone beside the late Walter. What can we find out about them?
Photographer: A. H. Poole
Collection: Poole Photographic Collection
Date: ca. 18 July 1918
NLI Ref: POOLEWP 2782
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons
Here's the site on 'Find A Grave': www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2478046/ballybricken-church-g...
Only one death of a Walter Donnelly recorded in Waterford that year, 46, married pig buyer. Thomas Donnelly present at death, Francis Street.
Thomas followed him in 1881 aged 50, dying of Anthrax (!).
Flickr sometimes shows the same three monuments from behind:
Edward was also a pig buyer, as was Patrick. Another brother called Thomas was present at Patrick's death.
This must be Katie in June 1899, cardiac disease aged 26 per the record (not 30 as on the memorial), sister Maggie present.
And here is Walter aged 32, railway clerk, mother Kate present. Walter died in April 1918, I'd say the inscription on the memorial was the reason for taking this shot in July.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Caught from contact with animals or animal products
In the 1901 census, here is one Thomas and household, Pig Dealer, and here is another Thomas, publican and pig dealer.
Patrick and family in 1901.
Walter in 1911 with mother Mary and sister Margaret. Walter's birth record says his mother was Catherine Dunn? In 1901 his mother was Kate and he had an
stepsisterAunt born in Dublin named Dorothy Deane. So it seems his mother was Mary Catherine (Kate) Josephine Deane. Ah, here is Edward/Edmond marrying Kate Dean in January 1885. Kate's father is apparently Jeremiah Deane. Mary Upton was a witness. And here is the birth of Dorothea Deane , born 1871, mother Margaret Deane née Upton. Father Jeremiah died in 1872.
18 July 1918 was a Thursday . . .
The grave to the left of the Donnellys seems to read something like the following: In Loving Memory of John O'Driscoll Barrack(?) Street died Jan(?) 30(?) 1881(?) Aged 48(?) Years and three of his children John, Thomas and Andrew who died young. I haven't turned up any O'Driscoll death certificates to match. There are O'Driscolls in Barrack Street in 1901, but note that the ages mean that this is NOT the widow & family of the above-named John., unless I'm misreading something. www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Waterford/Water...
Eight people in one grave seems like a crowd!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Plus two more names added on the other side (see modern photo above)
The grave was still used in 2016: www.flickr.com/photos/infomatique/42781399984/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Used to be 4 in Mt. Jerome, now the usual seems to be three, not such good value.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/bernardhealy Could be 1831 and 46 years, but my eyes are beginnng to blur after so much squinting
National Library of Ireland on The Commons
https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia So long as nobody is in there with the mother-in-law things should be peaceful enough?
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/bernardhealy] 1891 according to here at no. 105. (Why squint, when you can find the info a different way!) That fits with the O’Driscolls in Barrack St. in the census, e.g. Margaret, and here is the entry for his death. (Which isn’t found if you search for "O’Driscoll" apparently).
https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] The Donnelly monument is at nos. 29&30 in the file above. There are names right down to 2012 at this stage.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet Thank you!
Wow, death came early for this family. I am in the U.S. We only allow one per grave here unless it is a veteran buried in a national cemetery and then their spouse can be buried in the same grave. It is hard for me to imagine more than that in one grave. I love looking at all these pictures. My DNA shows that I am supposed to be from Ireland but I have not traced our roots yet. Supposed to be on my Father's side and my grandparents last names were Hill and Rosson.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Not many Rossons about, mostly in Belfast and Derry. Thousands of Hills, though.
you can see the towers of the waterford jail ..later demolished in 1949 a shame www.waterfordtreasures.com/news/bite-size-culture-talks-b...