Edward O’Grady Mausoleum

A major restoration of a 19th Century mausoleum dedicated to Edward Stamer O’Grady and his antecedents was completed in 2013. Support and funding were generously provided by Limerick County Council’s Conservation Officer, Ballyhoura Development Ltd, The Heritage Council and The Follies Trust. The architect for the project was Catherine O’Brien and all stonework was carried out by Irish Natural Stone, based in Co. Clare.

Before Works

After works


4 thoughts on “Edward O’Grady Mausoleum

    • Dear Nicholas,

      Yes, that’s the one. He was a surgeon in Dublin. A number of his relatives are also buried in the graveyard and he would be a distant relation of mine.
      Kind regards, Eliza O’Grady Lloyd

  1. Thanks, Eliza.

    Edward Stamer O’Grady was a local landlord here where I reside at Ballaugh (Ballaughbehy/Ballybehy) townland outside Abbeyfeale. The townland was once known as Ballaugh O’Grady to distinguish it from other landlords’ local, eponymous properties. It is fair to say he was and is even yet regarded as a tyrant landlord hereabouts. However, I have read a bit about his medical career and, while he ruffled medical feathers too, it is recorded that he had many fine professional and humanitarian qualities.

  2. Dear Nicholas,

    I had heard about his being an appalling landlord. He was also quite closely related to another notorious O’Grady- Standish O’Grady, 1st Viscount Guillamore, who prosecuted Robert Emmett and who was known as “The Bloody Judge’ as he sent many to the gallows. This man, too, is buried in a large mausoleum in Knockainey.

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