MILLER MAUSOLEUM

0.0

The Miller Mausoleum is a remarkable example of Gothic Revival architecture in the town of Portumna in County Galway. It was built in the 19th century for the Miller family, who were prominent landowners and merchants in the area. The mausoleum stands out for its elaborate vermiculated (worm-like) stonework, which creates a striking contrast with the smooth ashlar blocks. The mausoleum also features a carved cross and stone flags on the roof, adding to its Gothic character.

The Miller family has a fascinating history that is intertwined with the local folklore and legend. According to one story, the first Miller who came to Portumna was a Scottish soldier who fought in the Battle of Aughrim in 1691. He fell in love with a local girl named Bridget, who was the daughter of a chieftain. They eloped and settled in Portumna, where they established a successful business and became respected members of the community. Their descendants continued to live in Portumna until the early 20th century, when they emigrated to America.

The Miller Mausoleum is located in St. Brigid’s Graveyard, which is also home to several other historic monuments and buildings, such as the churches and convents of different religious orders. The graveyard is open to the public and offers a glimpse into the rich heritage and culture of Portumna. The mausoleum is a testament to the legacy of the Miller family and their contribution to the town.

LOCATION

53.092508, -8.219663

Miller Mausoleum

GALLERY

REVIEWS

There are currently no reviews submitted.

SHARE WITH OTHERS
DISCOVER MORE
NEWSLETTER SIGN UP