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O’Brien’s pipe – 1894

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Freeman’s Journal 13th January 1894

In the Abbey of Corcunrue (sic.) County Clare, the tomb of Donough O’Brien can still be seen, and on it there is a carved effigy of his ancient Majesty lying in state with an unmistakable pipe in his jaw.

This particular O’Brien died in 1267, two and a half centuries before Raleigh brought tobacco from America…