POTD – Hugenot cemetery

Topiary in Dublin

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  • Drumlins Rock

    I might possibly have ancestors buried there, just an incomplete family tree to sort out first!

  • Mainland Ulsterman

    I used to walk past that place a lot when I was working in Dublin – fascinating little spot. Thx for the photo.

    We’ve been trying in the back yard to grow a small hedge into the shape of a duck for about 4 years now without success. Possible a good thing.

  • SimonLong

    You must be quackers.

  • In my Dublin years walking past it, I never remember that discreet gate being open. Good to see the plot is being well maintained. Any one know by whom?

  • USA

    Cool….

  • Malcolm I think i’m right in saying that there is a Hugenot museum (and entrance fee?) to the left hand side of this. So that perhaps would pay for the upkeep. I’ll check next week

  • Drumlins Rock

    when in doubt check wiki….
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huguenot_cemetery,_Dublin

    Never heard of the museum and have asked around several times. The Huguenots worshiped in the Lady Chapel at St Patricks Cathedral for many years, in French of course, they were Calvinists but seemed to blend with the Anglicans better than their fellow Calvinist Presbyterians, although that was prob quite astute business too! My possible ancestors did quite well in the CoI eventually.

  • lamhdearg

    I am part from Huguenot stock. No proof of course* just a bastaredized name and a feeling in my water.
    * an uncle claimed he had traced it, but would never show the evidence.
    Its allways looked locked up when i have been there.

  • HeinzGuderian

    Your Uncle ??

  • Nunoftheabove

    Is there also such a cemetrery in the Lisburn area where there was quite a concentration of Huguenot folks ?