ST LUKE’S CHURCH OF IRELAND GRAVEYARD IN DOUGLAS COUNTY CORK
Broken columns signify lives cut short or those who died young or in the prime of their life. Often these symbols have been used when the living died suddenly (for example in a road accident). The columns range from classical to modern designs however I have noticed that are more common in Church Of Ireland graveyards than in Irish Catholic graveyards.
This graveyard is an important part of the history of Cork city, with many well-known Cork figures buried here. Next to the spire is a monument to John Arnott, (1814-98) who founded Arnotts in Dublin. Businessman, philanthropist and former Lord Mayor of Cork (1859-61), he worked throughout his life to develop the industry and resources of Ireland. In the last 30 years of his life, he gave an average of £1,500 per year to public charity.