Little Italy

As many readers will know, Charles Bianconi was an Italian-born entrepreneur who at the age of 16 came to Dublin in 1802 to work as a printer and engraver. Moving to Carrick-on-Suir a few years later, in 1815 he eventually settled in Clonmel, County Tipperary and there established a highly successful business offering passengers inexpensive and efficient travel in coaches around the country. In May 1854, his elder daughter, Catherine Henrietta Bianconi, died at the age of 25 and her father decided to build a mortuary chapel in Boherlahan, a village close to the Longfield estate which he had bought some years earlier. In November 1861, the limestone and sandstone chapel – designed by Bianconi and built at a cost of £1,000 – received the remains of Catherine Henrietta which were placed in a vault; her father would join her there following his own death in 1875. 

3 comments on “Little Italy

  1. Vincent Delany says:

    Where is it located

  2. teresastokes says:

    This article has no text, apart from one place saying “text here …”

  3. Deborah T. Sena says:

    Certainly dominates the cemetery, but impressive as intended. obviously, you could say, a talented ‘Renaissance man’!

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