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The Tomb of the Jealous Man & Woman

  • Directions
  • From Trim:

    Head south on Castle Street. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto R154 to Dublin /Clonee. Take the first left about 1.5km down the road. Going across the bridge go left when you pass Marcie Regan's pub. Destination will be on the left.

    From Navan:

    Head east on Kells Road towards Dublin. Turn right onto Circular Road. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Railway Street. Continue onto R161 until you arrive in Trim. Turn left onto R154. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto R154 to Dublin /Clonee. Take the first left about 1.5km down the road. Going across the bridge go left when you pass Marcie Regan's pub. Destination will be on the left. Via M1 Motorway or Drogheda: Take the M1 (this road is tolled) coming from Belfast. At junction 10, take the N51 exit to Drogheda (North)/Navan/Collon. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto N51 for Slane. Continue on the N51 to Navan. Turn left onto Kells Road heading towards Dublin. Turn right onto Circular Road. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Railway Street. Continue onto R161 until you arrive in Trim. Turn left onto R154. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto R154 to Dublin /Clonee. Take the first left about 1.5km down the road. Going across the bridge go left when you pass Marcie Regan's pub. Destination will be on the left.

    From Dublin:

    Take the M3 (this road is tolled) headed for Cavan. At junction 6, take the R125 exit to Dunshaughlin/Trim. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto R125. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit ontoR125/R154. Continue to follow R154 until you reach the outskirts of Trim. Take the last right before the roundabout. Going across the bridge go left when you pass Marcie Regan's pub. Destination will be on the left.

  • Newtown, Trim, Co. Meath

  • Region: Trim ,
  • Trim

In the cemetery of St. Peter and Paul`s Cathedral you will discover an impressive altar tomb dating from around 1592. The tomb known locally as “the Jealous man and Woman” is the resting place of Sir Lucas Dillon and his wife Lady Jane Bathe.

Sir Dillon was a leading Irish Barrister and judge during the Elizabethan era. He held the offices of Attorney General for Ireland and Chief Baron of the Irish Exchequer. He was held in high regard by the Crown and Queen Elizabeth was said of think highly of him. However there were many accusations of corruption and claims that he handled some of his work carelessly.

Why the tomb became known as ‘the jealous man and woman” remains a mystery. However, Dillon`s second wife Marion Sherle is buried in an identical tomb with her first husband Christopher Barnwell at Lusk, Co. Dublin. Locals believe that perhaps one of the tombs was built as a jealous response to the other tomb. Who was jealous of who remains uncertain. The most intriguing folklore surrounding the tomb remains its unusual curative power for warts.

The Tomb of the Jealous Man & Woman

Fact

Locals believe that if you stroke a wart with a pin or needle and leave it in the tomb the wart will disappear as the pin rusts. Be warned though, if you take somebody else`s pin off the tomb for your own use you`ll not only keep your warts but you`ll inherit the warts of the pin`s rightful owner.

Town
Address

Newtown, Trim, Co. Meath

Directions

From Trim:

Head south on Castle Street. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto R154 to Dublin /Clonee. Take the first left about 1.5km down the road. Going across the bridge go left when you pass Marcie Regan's pub. Destination will be on the left.

From Navan:

Head east on Kells Road towards Dublin. Turn right onto Circular Road. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Railway Street. Continue onto R161 until you arrive in Trim. Turn left onto R154. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto R154 to Dublin /Clonee. Take the first left about 1.5km down the road. Going across the bridge go left when you pass Marcie Regan's pub. Destination will be on the left. Via M1 Motorway or Drogheda: Take the M1 (this road is tolled) coming from Belfast. At junction 10, take the N51 exit to Drogheda (North)/Navan/Collon. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto N51 for Slane. Continue on the N51 to Navan. Turn left onto Kells Road heading towards Dublin. Turn right onto Circular Road. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Railway Street. Continue onto R161 until you arrive in Trim. Turn left onto R154. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto R154 to Dublin /Clonee. Take the first left about 1.5km down the road. Going across the bridge go left when you pass Marcie Regan's pub. Destination will be on the left.

From Dublin:

Take the M3 (this road is tolled) headed for Cavan. At junction 6, take the R125 exit to Dunshaughlin/Trim. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto R125. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit ontoR125/R154. Continue to follow R154 until you reach the outskirts of Trim. Take the last right before the roundabout. Going across the bridge go left when you pass Marcie Regan's pub. Destination will be on the left.

Latitude
53.55578544903598
Longitude
-6.771338647932288
Region
GPS: 53.55578544903598, -6.771338647932288

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