LIFE CUT SHORT – BROKEN COLUMN [ST LUKE’S GRAVEYARD IN DOUGLAS]
A broken column is a representation of life cut short. Some have wreaths around them. Wreaths have no beginning and no end thus representing eternal life.
This graveyard is an important part of the history of Cork city, with many well-known Cork figures buried here. Next to the spire is a monument to John Arnott, (1814-98) who founded Arnotts in Dublin. Businessman, philanthropist and former Lord Mayor of Cork (1859-61), he worked throughout his life to develop the industry and resources of Ireland. In the last 30 years of his life, he gave an average of £1,500 per year to public charity.
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