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Reisk Graveyard

 

Reisk Graveyard

Reisk graveyard was the burial place of the local community for many centuries.  There are the ruins of a medieval church with a carved head over the chancel arch.  The headstones around it date mainly from the 18th and 19thcenturies, with a few from the 20th.  Some have decorative carving showing the symbols of Our Lord’s Passion; these are often found in graveyards of the Waterford area, but those of Reisk are the finest examples of the work of our 18th-century local stonecutters.  There is also a headstone with a unique carving of the expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden.  The tomb of the O’Sullivans of Ballylegat, a Catholic gentry family that had escaped the Cromwellian confiscations, dates from the 1730s and bears their coat of arms.

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