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Killegy Churchyard, Killarney

Killegy Churchyard - Killarney, Republic of Ireland
Killegy Churchyard
Muckross Village, Killarney, Republic of IrelandMap
+353 64 3 1633
Neighborhood: Killarney

Killegy stands on a hill overlooking Muckross Estate. Dating from the 12th century, the site's small church was rebuilt as a mortuary chapel in the 18th century for Colonel Maurice Hussey of Cahernane. At the front of the hill stands an enormous Celtic cross. This marks where Henry Arthur Herbert of Muckross House is buried. Rudolf Erich Raspe, author of The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, is also here in an unmarked grave. On the left side of the hill is the understated grave of Arthur Rose Vincent. The last private owner of the Muckross Estate, Arthur Rose Vincent gave the estate to the Irish Nation. Locals claim he was buried standing up so as he could look over his beloved lakes for eternity.

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