School: Presentation Convent, Lucan

Lucan, Co. Dublin
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0793, Page 309

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The old churchyard of Esker is situated about half a mile from the village of Lucan...
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which is always locked. There are many steps descending to this vault but it was closed up since the 12th century. It is said that a very ancient and noble family are buried there. It is now very hard to recognise as it is covered up with weeds and ivy.
There are many tombstones erected since the 11th century. A man named O'Hagan is buried since the 12th century and on the tombstone is written:-

"Remember man as you pass by,
As you are now, so once was I.
As I am now so you willl be
Prepare for death and follow me"
This can be seen very indistinctly as age has nearly obliterated the inscription. On another tomb stone is written
"Peace, Perfect Peace"

Mary Matthews
Lucan, Co. Dublin