august, 2019

24aug12:00 pm2:00 pmBeehive Mausoleum & Associated Story TellingFreestanding beehive-shaped mausoleum, built c.1835. With remains of Robert Cooke of Cookesborough House in grounds of St. John the Baptist's Church of Ireland, southwest of Delvin.

Beehive Mausoleum

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Freestanding beehive-shaped mausoleum, built c.1835. With remains of Robert Cooke of Cookesborough House in grounds of St. John the Baptist's Church of Ireland, southwest of Delvin. The Beehive Mausoleum is an eccentric mausoleum of great character and historical interest. Built by Adolphus Cooke (1792-1876) of Cookesborough House. Adolphus Cooke was a noted & colourful local eccentric with a strong belief in reincarnation. Reputedly, Adolphus Cooke designed this tomb to look like a beehive, as he believed his father would be reincarnated as a bee. This is an interesting and quirky addition to the architectural heritage of Westmeath. Admission Free | Not suitable for Children under 12 | Car Parking Available

Time

(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location

St John the Baptist Church

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