James Hoban - Architect - He designed the White House and was a Catholic Freemason.
Andrew Kerins (Brother Walfrid), of Ballymote, Co Sligo and founder of Celtic FC is buried in a beautiful spot overlooking the mountains, with many other members of his order in a school in Dumfries, Scotland.
I brought my little boy to see the Lusitania grave in the graveyard in Cobh today. This is a graveyard full of history.
The first grave I came upon, after the Lusitania grave, was a chap by the name of Verling. Verling was the dental surgeon to Napolean Bonepart.
Here is a link that gives more information - http://www.napoleonichistory.com/napoleon_and_dr__verling_on_st__helena_57270.htm
Also in Cobh graveyard, I came upon Jack Doyles grave. Jack Doyle was a very famous boxer, who in America, starred in two Hollywood movies.
Here is a Wikipedia article about Doyle. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Doyle
There was a short piece on a noticeboard at the graveyard about Doyle, which said that he died penniless and homeless in London. How sad for a man who should have had it all.
I just found this video about Jack Doyle - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nR2vvBekteo
Some time ago, I came across Lord Haw Haw's, William Joyce, grave in Galway.
Here is sime info about Lord Haw Haw - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_Haw-Haw
And here is a recording of one of his broadcasts - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quyBOAAy8Y8
And here are the images of his grave:
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Humpy Joe Biggar, MP for Co. Caven. Only Catholic that is buried in the Church Of Ireland Parish Church in Carnmoney, Co. Antrim.
They called him the Iron Duke in his lifetime for the metal bars he put on the windows of his London home to protect it from rioters.
He had an aversion to being called "horse" and was allegedly born in Trim,Co Meath.
He has an obelisk erected to him in Phoenix Park and his horse is buried in the gardens of Kilmainham Hospital.
He was buried in St Pauls Cathedral London in 1852.
Its Arthur Wellsley, Duke of Wellington .
It was one of the most spectacular public events in London in the nineteenth century.
As Churchill was looked on for saving Europe from Hitler, Wellington, saved Europe from Napoleon.
Check this link for a description
Anyone know where the Iron Duke older brother (He who doubled the size of India when viceroy ) is buried ?
The guy you are refering to is Richard Wellesley - Ist Marquis Wellesley - who was a very public supporter of Catholic Emancipation and married a Roman Catholic.
As Lord Lieutenant of Ireland he dealt with a mini famine
That dispells a myth on inaction during times of famine.
Andrew Kerins ....not a GAA fan, qualified as a teacher before joining the Marist Order and as a monk worked in Glasgow and the East End of London.
A native of Ballymote in Sligo there are memorials to him there
and in Celtic Park
To be fair the issue is about whether there was 'sufficient' action -not 'inaction' during the Famine. Just saying...