Cardinal's mausoleum

In Brief

The "cardinal's mausoleum" is the tomb of Edward MacCabe, Archbishop of Dublin from 1879 until his death in 1885. The Vatican made him a cardinal in 1882.

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Gifford says of MacCabe that "From an Irish point of view he was a 'townsman,' with little interest in land reform or Home Rule, the two central political issues of his time."

A prone sculpture of the cardinal, tended at the head and feet by four ministering angels, tops the sarcophagus within the monument.

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Photograph of the mausoleum today. Source: Gareth Collins.