The Irish of Holy Rood

Some inscriptions from graves in Holy Rood Cemetery.


Sacred to the memory of Timothy O’Neale,

a native of Ireland,

and for 27 years a resident of Georgetown, D.C.

who departed this life at Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

July 13, 1851 in the 46th year of his age.



Born in County Clare, Ireland

Died in Georgetown, D.C.

April 26, 1900


To my Brother JAMES O’REILLY

A native of County Cavan, IRELAND

but for the last 19 years a resident of Georgetown, D.C.

departed this life 27 July, 1848 in the 26th year of his age.


Sacred to the memory of William O’Gannon

born near Ballymore, West Meath, Ireland

died Sept. 1853, aged 32 years.


Thomas Lambert, died March 13th, 1863, in the 31st year of his age

a native of the County Roscommon, Ireland.


Michael J. Hillis, Born in County Sligo, Ireland, April 20th, 1841

Died June 19th, 1871


Daniel Horrigan, 1805-1890, Mary Horrigan, 1810-1887

of Bally McKelliget Parish, County Kerry, Ireland.


In memory of JOSEPH SHEA, of Kerry County, IRELAND

who died August 5th, 1838, aged 51 Years.


Katherine Liden, born in the County of Galway, Ireland

and departed this life in Washington City, D.C.

on the 9th of October, 1871, in the 37th year of her age.


Thomas Holleran

Born Oakfield, Co. Galway

Died 1867


MARGARET RIELLY, native of Moycullen, Galway, Ireland

DIED October 30th, 1876, Aged 16 years.


Cornelius Ryan, born in Knigh, near Nenagh,

County Tipperary, Ireland, Aug. 17, 1833

died New Orleans, La.,  Jan. 16, 1901


Ellen Reagan Ryan, born Cork, Ireland, March 17, 1843

died New Orleans, La., Dec. 6, 1906


Michael Bennett, Native of Armagh, Ireland

Age 29, Husband and Father.


Peter Kelley, Co. A, 2nd U.S. Infy.

BORN in Kings County, Ireland

DIED September 22, 1862

from wounds received at the battle of Bull Run, Va.

August 29, 1862

Aged 42 years.

Erected by his dear wife

Mary Kelley.




 Carlton Fletcher

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