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The Elders Of Inch

PHOTOS OF INCH ISLAND



Gate of the The Grove, Inch Island, Donegal, Eire

The Elders of Inch lived at The Grove.
You can just see the house between the gate
and the trees on the right. The house
is very run down since Will and I last
visited in 1988.

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Gate and Entrance of The Grove, Inch Island, Donegal, Eire

The Presbyterian Church is on the main road
and just to the left of this entrance and gate.

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Sign on the wall of Presbyterian Church beside The Grove

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Presbyterian Burying Ground, Inch Island, Donegal, Eire

The large plot with the short stone pillars and
wrought bronze railings contains the graves of many
of the Elders of
The Grove.

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Inscriptions:

Until the day break and the shadows fall away
Alexander Sharkey Elder, Born 2nd Feb 1804, Died 4th Nov 1893
Alice Ernestine Elder, Born 15th Feb 1866, Died 22nd Jan 1893
Elizabeth Craig Elder, Died 28th Nov 1930
Robert Elder, Born, 16th March 1836, Died 27th Jan 1910
and his wife Elizabeth, died 15th May 1925
also Wilhelmina M. Simpson, daughter of Robert Elder who died 23 May 1960

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Another picture of the Elder Family Gravesite,
Inch Island

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The trees behind the Burying Ground Wall conceal
The Grove. The church and churchyard
stand between
The Grove and the Bryce's Farm.

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One may just make out the roof and part of
the upper story of
The Grove, beyond the stone wall and to
the extreme right of the picture.

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More of the churchyard with the Elder plot
in the bottom right of picture.

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Walking along beside the church building.

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The graves of our neighbours on Inch Island.

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More graves of neighbours and to the
left you can see one of the farm buildings
of the Bryce's Farm.

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A view of the Bryce's Farm from the back
corner of the Church.




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