Posted by murrrisk on February 11, 2001 at 16:02:24:
Enter the graveyard, turn right and take the first turn left.
This road marks the division between the old cemetary to the
left and the extension, added after 1914, to the right. About
halfway up the road and in some distance to the left into the
old cemetary, was the Quinn vault. I think it was sealed when
I was a kid but I remember hearing all kinds fo scary tales about
it. Tales about people who got locked in the vault and went mad.
Of course this was the time when I loved scaring myself with horror
movies like the Pit and the Pendulum, Dracula, the Mummy etc. The Mayo News of February 27, 1926, reporting on a UDC meeting, reported that
the vault was open and in disrepair and that there were broken coffins, skulls and bones lying about. Does anybody know what family of Quinns owned the vault or when the vault was sealed?
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