Wednesday, August 5, 2009
This is the only marriage stone that I have found in the Republic and one of two on the island of Ireland that is publicised. They were common among the Aristocrats and those with new money. This celebrates the marriage of Teige Daly to Sisily Kelly, Teige was decendant of the Dalys mentioned in the Charter of Galway and Sicily was daughter of a Chieftan of the Kellys. If you look at the carvings there is a lot of symbolisim in the carving the plier and the pinchers used on the cross, the ladder to climb the cross, the flog used to beat Jesus, a vine of grapes, 30 marks to show the 30 pieces of silver that Jesus was sold for.
This stone was only moved back to Killimordaly in 1980 by locals astle in county Offaly. more information after a local historian P.J. Kennedy discovered that it was in Cloghan C here
Posted by Paz at 8:46 PM