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Bunratty Parish

1892, Vol. II (1)

Mural monument in the chancel of Bunratty ruined church; letters sunk Roman capitals; no date:—

“Here Lieth The Valiant Brave and Just
Captain Dalton now in Dust
I Know Said The Captain My
Lord And Redeemer J. C. Liveth And
Although My Body is Dust
Still With Mine Eyes I shall See
The Lord GOD of Hosts.”

[From J. G. Barry, Esq.]

1896, Vol. III (2)

Church (near S.E. end outside). Arms—Hand holding a cross. Crest—Out of a ducal coronet 2 arms and hands crossed, vambraced, each holding swords transfixing hearts.

“The mortal remains | of WILLIAM O’DONNELL late of Clonmony | Esqre. who departed this life the 2nd | day of June 1785 aged 75 years. Also those | of his younger son GEORGE O’DONNELL | Esqre. who departed this life on the — | day of January 1801 aged 44 years. And | those of his elder son SIMON O’DONNELL | late of Deerpark Esqre. | who departed this life on the 29th day of Dec. 1812 | aged 55 years and to whom this memorial | of affection has been erected by his wife Mrs. HANNAH O’DONNELL | otherwise SMITH in the year 1813.”

Inside the church the east end is occupied by a number of plain tombs of the Dawsons, and the middle by many of the D’Alton family, and a vault of the Butlers:—

“RICHARD DAWSON of Ballinacarriga Co. Limerick Esqre. died 11th Nov. 1817 aged 31.
JOHN BURY DAWSON born 13 Feb. and d. 3rd March 1817.
REV. CHARLES DAWSON of Ballinacarigy Co. Limerick and of Kilcarry Co. Carlow d. 1st June 1835.
ELLEN, widow of RICHARD DAWSON of Ballinacarriga died 27 Oct. 1871 aged 76.
RICHARD DAWSON of Bunratty Esq. b. 22 Feb. 1818 died 22 Feb. 1891.
MARY child of HENRY BUTLER d. 29 May 1837 at Portobello aged 2.
. . . . . in memory | grandfather the said | EDWARD DALTON Esqre. | . . . . . 1796 Interred 6 August 1823 | MICHAEL EYRE D’ALTON Esqre. | . . . . . Woodpark aged 32 . . . .”

Arms—A lion rampant between 7 fleurs-de-lys. Crest—A winged dragon. Motto—“Sub hoc signo vinces.”

A neat mural tomb:—

“EDWARD DALTON Esq. of Deerpark his estate and | his wife the Hon: Miss EYRE sister of Lord JOHN EYRE of Eyrecourt Co. Galway, are both here entered.”
(This omission of dates and Christian names occurs frequently on the D’Alton tombs.)

On an oval:—

“6 Aug. 182_ (? 1822) | MICHAEL EYRE D’ALTON of Woodpark 1st Lieut. | of the Ross Castle Yeomanry | was interred with military honors.

In that dread hour when all must meet
And their Creator see
While standing at thy judgement seat
Dear Christ! remember me.

Blessed are the dead, &c. Erected by his Father Captain D’ALTON.”
“JOHN II. DALTON. d. 9 March 1813 aged 17.
“MICHAEL DALTON of Woodpark 63 years of age.
“MARGARET MINCHIN wife of MICHAEL DALTON late of Woodpark. (No date.)
“AMELIA DALTON d. 20 Jan. 1896.
“CAPTAIN DALTON.” Already given in Report.

1901, Vol. V (1) part 1

Bunratty Parish Church.
From T.J. Westropp, Esq., 1900.

1. “This tomb was erected in the year 1820 for the remains of JAMES BUTLER of Castlecrine and his family” (along north wall of church).
2. “RICHARD PALLISER Esq of Bunratty died 21 June 1833 aged 80 years” (outside west gable of church).

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