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Altar Tomb - 1618

This beautiful Altar Tomb dates from 1618. It is a very rare work of art and may have been a wedding gift to a couple with the initials EB and MD.

It would eventually become their final resting place. It was hidden for over 150 years and was recently discovered in St John's Church of Ireland, Knockainey, Co. Limerick during some restoration works in the graveyard.

It was probably removed to its present position prior to the old church being demolished when the new church of 1861 was built.

There have been churches on the site since medieval times and the local area is steeped in history.

Alter Tomb