History No. 2 – Clonmel (Old Church) Graveyard, Cobh

“In this the 2nd of SmileFM’s history programmes, Jack Gilmartin tells our presenter Daphne Spillane more interesting stories from the Old Clonmel Graveyard in Cobh.

He tells us about Dr. James Verling, personal physician to Napoleon Bonaparte, he solves the mystery as to why so many of the Aristocracy came to Cobh looking for a cure from TB and he discusses different engravings on headstones, including the oldest known headstone in the Old Clonmel graveyard dating back to 1698″.