This may seem a strange post but I have not added any ‘images of Ireland’ lately (there will be more to come in the next week) and a few days ago I finally popped in to see this little graveyard on the N11 just north of Camolin in Wexford.
I have always been intrigued by the place. There is smart, stone sign by the main road and a cute gate through which you access a grassy path, past some very curious, and rather intimidating bullocks to reach the graveyard and remains of very old church. I do not know exactly when the church fell into disrepair but there are records of it being in good order in 1615. The name Toome is thought to be derived from ‘tuaim’ which means ‘mound’. It is certainly a good name for a graveyard.
Interestingly, there is at least one grave dating from the past 5 years so the graveyard is still used.
My plan was to be there at sunset but I was just a little late.