This week is all about our home town graveyards. There is only one in Dublin, and it is behind Old St. Raymond's Church (which was a part of the Churches a few weeks ago). I have photographed many cemeteries, and I find them to be generally very peaceful places. They can sometimes be kind of spooky, and sometimes very sad but overall, I find them a great place to wander around.
Here is the sign at the official entrance:
The Historical Marker for the cemetery:
A shot of the back of St. Raymond's:
Some picnic tables along the creek, with a view of the graves:
One of the older and repaired headstones:
I think this is a lovely plot with the flagstone walkway and bench in the shade of a tree:
There are quite a few very large, very old trees that provide a mostly shady environment:
I found the difference in ground cover selection to be interesting:
I am fascinated by this iron cross and have taken several photos of it. In fact, every time I am here, I take a shot of it.
The founding families each have these carved wooden signs at their family plots. The signs detail the family origin and involvement in Dublin's history. I thought a slideshow would be a good way to show them to you:
As the majority of the founders were of Irish origin, I had this song going through my head the whole time:
I also wanted to include a few shots that were published in a book that included photos of National Cemeteries, and essays from famous Americans. I took these photos of Golden Gate National Cemetery and San Francisco National Cemetery. The profits from the book go toward scholarships for children of Veterans injured and killed in battle.