ST JOHN’S CHURCH OF IRELAND CHURCH AND GRAVEYARD [MUCH OF THE INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY GOOGLE BARD AI WAS INCORRECT]
I asked Google Bard AI for information about St John's Church in Limerick and was supplied the following list of people buried in the graveyard.
Sir Thomas Browne of Hospital (1597-1682), a physician and author
Henry Boyle, 1st Earl of Shannon (1672-1752), a politician and Lord Chancellor of Ireland
Richard Boyle, 2nd Earl of Shannon (1720-1776), a politician and Lord Chancellor of Ireland
Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973), a novelist
Michael Collins (1890-1922), a revolutionary leader
As Michael Colins is buried in Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin I decided to check all people listed and all were false.
Question: "Is Sir Thomas Browne really buried at St John's Limerick"
Answer: "No, Sir Thomas Browne is not buried at St John's Limerick. He is buried at St Peter's Church in Norwich, England. There is a gravestone in St John's graveyard that is inscribed with the name "Sir Thomas Browne". However, this gravestone is not the grave of the famous physician and author. The gravestone actually belongs to Sir Thomas Browne of Hospital, a wealthy landowner who died in 1682. The confusion about Sir Thomas Browne's burial place may have arisen because he was born in Ireland and his family had strong ties to Limerick. However, there is no evidence to suggest that he was ever buried in Ireland. The real Sir Thomas Browne was buried at St Peter's Church in Norwich, England, on October 19, 1682. His grave is marked by a large tombstone that is decorated with a Latin inscription.
Question: "Is Henry Boyle, 1st Earl of Shannon (1672-1752) actually buried at St. John's"
Answer: "Henry Boyle was a prominent Irish politician who served as Speaker of the Irish House of Commons from 1733 to 1756. He was also the first Earl of Shannon. Boyle was born in Castlemartyr, County Cork, in 1672. He was educated at Westminster School and the University of Oxford. After graduating from Oxford, Boyle entered politics and quickly rose through the ranks. He was elected Speaker of the Irish House of Commons in 1733. Boyle served as Speaker for 23 years, during which time he played a key role in Irish politics. He was a strong advocate for Irish interests and worked to improve the economy and infrastructure of Ireland. Boyle died in Dublin in 1764 and was buried at St. Catherine's Church in Castlemartyr. The confusion about Henry Boyle's burial place may have arisen because there is a gravestone in St. John's Limerick that is inscribed with his name. However, this gravestone is not the grave of Henry Boyle. The gravestone actually belongs to his son, Richard Boyle, the 2nd Earl of Shannon. Richard Boyle was buried at St. John's Limerick in 1776."
Question: "Is Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973), a novelist actually buried at St. John's"
Answer: "No, Elizabeth Bowen is not buried at St. John's Limerick. She is buried at St Colman's churchyard in Farahy, close to the gates of Bowen's Court, where there is a memorial plaque to the author (which bears the words of John Sparrow) at the entrance to St Colman's Church, where a commemoration of her life is held annually. The confusion about Elizabeth Bowen's burial place may have arisen because she was born in Dublin and her family had strong ties to Limerick. However, she was never buried in Limerick.
Elizabeth Bowen was a novelist and short story writer who was born in Dublin in 1899. She was educated at Bowen's Court, her family's ancestral home in County Cork. Bowen moved to London in 1923 and lived there for the rest of her life. She wrote over 20 novels and short story collections, and her work was praised for its psychological insight and its exploration of the themes of love, loss, and exile. Bowen died in London in 1973 and was buried at St Colman's churchyard in Farahy."