Within the graveyard (ME044-033011-) of the church of St Seachaall or Secundus (ME044-033002-). The headstones date mostly from 1743 to the present, but a graveslab (dims 1.05m x 0.97m) commemorating Noah Webb dated 1696 is at the SW angle of the graveyard (McClenaghan 1910), although it had been in the chancel of the medieval church c. 1749 (Butler 1892, 16). It has been described by McClenaghan as:
REVERENDs NOAH WEBB… / DECANUS LIEGHLINs NECNON …./ DUNSHAUGHLIN HIC VNACN …./ SA PROLE RVMVLATVS IACET …./ OBIIT 7 AVG ANNO DOM 1[696?] / AETAT SVAE 53 / HENRICVS FILIVS EIVS PR MOGEN …/ AD DEFti ENCOM MVLtA DESV …/ PAVCIS VTE TOTIS VIRIBUS AD ECCL …/ PATRIAE BONVM SE CONTVLIT…. The slab bearing this inscription is fractured along the right-hand side and the pieces are missing. The edge of the stone had a rope–pattern. There is a large portion of the stone, above the inscription, in several fragments, on which is worked a nondescript floral design, but I could not make out any coat-of-arms, crest, or motto. The slab lies flat on the ground and was nearly overgrown with a grass sod when I first found it. Dean Webb was Rector of Dunshaughlin from 1670 to 1696; hence I have added the figures above as the possible year of his death.'
Compiled by: Michael Moore
Date of upload: 7 April, 2015Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage