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Glasnevin Cemetery grant book for Michael Byrne's grave

1917/2017

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

The grant book for the grave of Michael Byrne, a tramdriver, signed by his widow Margaret and confirming the purchase of the grave. While a tramdiver was a relatively skilled occupation, with an economic status that would have ensured that the family could afford the plot, the grave was unmarked. A headstone was a luxury that Margaret Byrne and her surviving children presumably could not afford; such monumental sculpture was beyond the reach of many (Glasnevin Trust).

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  • Title: Glasnevin Cemetery grant book for Michael Byrne's grave
  • Date: 1917/2017
  • Location: Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin.

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