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Miler McGrath's Tomb Sign In or Register to add photos

The following photographs are of the tomb of Bishop Miler McGrath a truly interesting and amazing character in Irish history. Miler was the son of the McGrath Chief, Donnacha of Termonmagrath and started his career as a Franciscan friar in Donegal. He was present during the Elizabethean wars and the fall of the Gaelic aristocracy but managed to steer a path through a delicate political situation to secure his Clan's interests. Miler lived to 100 years old and died in 1622. His greatest achievement was becoming Archbishop of Cashel which he secured with 200 armed clansmen from Termonmagrath. His son James took the Chieftainship and it was he that was granted title of the lands of Termonmagrath by King James I in 1610. Miler was often seen on his holdings around Cashel wearing armoured breastplate and sporting dagger and rapier. He was a man of his time.
Bishop Miler McGrath - Archbishop of Cashel
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Tomb recess of Bishop Miler McGrath
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Close up of tomb recess.
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Effigy face and armorial.
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The carved effigy of Bishop Miler McGrath
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Close up of face of effigy.
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Epitaph of Miler McGrath
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Carved image of St. Patrick.
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