Owner of headstone in Louth still alive - 1962

August 11, 1962

August 11, 1962

A headstone has been erected in Monasterboice Cemetary with the inscription in Gaeilge, in memory of an 85-year-old farmer who is still alive.

He is Mr Edward Pentony, whose wife, nee Margaret Muckin, a native of South Armagh and a national teacher, predeceased him in 1954.

A translation of the inscription reads: “The deceased was for many years asssociated with the Gaelic League for the revival of the Irish language.

“He believed that it could be restored if handled by men of will-power and determination. Born January 1yth 877. Died_____.”

Also on the headstone is the instructions (in English): “This grave not to be re-opened.”

Mr Pentony has always been a keen revivalist and Irish historian.

he believes that what he has done will serve as an encouragement to the younger generation to work harder for the language.

His wife, before her retirement, taught in Kellystown (now closed) and Ballymakenny (Monasterboice Parish).

Does Dundalk want Christmas Lighting?

Does Dundalk want its streets illuminated at Christmas with the bright and attractivelighting which have been a feature of the festive season in other towns?

Do Dundalk businessmen consider such a display would improve business?

These questions are in the air at present, for two meetings to consider the question have not been well attended, and there does not appear to be any great enthusiasm for the proposal.