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4/15/2009

Wordless Wednesday - well, almost

The Abbey at Cormorcan, Galway County, Ireland

UPDATE: In a confusion of names, it is apparent that the Official Name of this place is "Corcomroe Abbey", a 12th Century Cistercian Abbey. BTW, it's ME, apparently, that's been confused about the naming here.

 


I TOLD you I had more pictures!!

This ruined abbey exemplifies the Irish habit of burying their dead in the floor of old and ruined church buildings. There are ruined churches all over Ireland - and every one that I saw had the floor covered in grave markers - one of which #2 Son is reading in this photo.

And to all of you who kindly expressed concern, I AM feeling much better. The fever broke overnight and I rested yesterday. I'm taking the rest of the week off from the gym.

Ndinombethe.

19 comments:

Momisodes said...

That is an incredible photo. I was not aware of this tradition.

So glad to hear you're feeling better. Good thinking about taking a break.

Employee No. 3699 said...

I'm glad you're feeling better. Thanks for that info, I also was not aware they did that.

Shadow said...

i'm happy you're better. and DON'T gym, you're right, recover fully first.

and that church?!?!?! wow!

moneythoughts said...

Nice picture. As for the tradition, I think the English do that too. Westminister Abbey's floor is filled with great people through the ages. I even think Winston Churchill is buried there.

Glad to hear you are feeling better.

Ashlie- Mommycosm said...

What a great shot!

Take care of yourself. The gym can wait.

Cathy said...

glad you're feeling better! the church is gorgeous!

Tara R. said...

Truly stunning photo! There is a historic church in Williamsburg, Va., where parishioners are also buried inside the sanctuary.

Kim said...

What a great shot.. and so glad you are feeling much better!! now go relax.

Indigo said...

That church is hauntingly beautiful. I never know of that custom to bury their dead in the floor of the church - captivating.

On another note, I'm delighted you're feeling better dear one. The kind words you left for me in my absence warmed my heart, thank you! (Hugs)Indigo

Lori of I'm no super Mom said...

Beautiful!

Joyce-Anne said...

I never knew of that tradition. The church is beautiful.

Glad you're feeling better. :)

NicoleB said...

I'm glad you are feeling better!

That must have been one impressive church. Beautiful!

The people buried in churches usually have been high ranking church officials, as far as I know.
Unless that was different in Ireland :)

Jientje said...

So glad you're well again.
Just make sure you get enough rest, okay?

Burying the dead in churches is not an exlusive Irish habit. It used to be done in Belgium as well. And not only in big cathedrals like the one in Antwerp. The small village church where I used to go to with my grandmother has grave markers in the floor as well.

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Oh, I missed that you had a fever. I'm glad you're feeling better. Thanks for sharing more beautiful Ireland photos!

Ree said...

I so want to go to Ireland now.

Brenda said...

Beautiful building, never been to Irland but I would love to go

Hyphen Mama said...

That is beautiful.

Glad you're feeling better.

LceeL said...

Momisodes: Thank you, Sandy. It, apparently, is a long standing tradition in much of Europe.

Employee: Thank you, Linda. And you're welcome.

Shadow: Thank you, Verena. I will recover - I just hope I don't backslide too much.

Moneythoughts: Apparently, they do that all over Europe.

Ashlie: Thank you, Ashlie. I will take care.

Cathy: Thank you, Cathy. It is impressive, isn't it?

Tara R: Thank you, Tara. I had no idea that was done anywhere in this country.

Kim: I AM relaxing. Promise.

Indigo: I am SO glad you're back. Welcome, Dear Heart.

Lori: Thank you, ma'am.

Joyce-Anne: Thank you, Joyce-Anne. I am feeling so much better.

NicoleB: There seem to have been many 'later' burials of Lay People.

Jientje: I see that the habit is not unique to ireland. But it's still unusual.

HollyATOM: Oh, you're more than welcome.

Ree: I want to go back. Let's go together.

Brenda: It is a beautiful place - especially in the west.

Hyphen Mama: Thank you, Jenny. Me, too.

Loraine said...

Good idea. Rest up for the future blogging. ;)