Sunday, 19 June 2011

Heraldry at Kildare

Walter Wellesley, Prior of Great Connell, Newbridge was appointed Bishop of Kildare on 1 July 1529. He died in 1539 and was buried in the priory.

In the 1800s the stones from the tomb were discovered. In 1971 the tomb was reconstructed in St Brigid's Cathedral in Kildare.

Wellesley Arms (Dangan, Co Meath, 1603) Argent on a cross sable five escallops argent.

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