'Cor mundum crea in me Deus'
A pure heart create in me, O God

I went to Roscommon recently with my cousin Lauri to
see if we could find the gggrandfathers grave in
Eastersnow cemetery. We talked to locals and bought
chalk to read the faded old graves but to no avail. We
also called into Fr Leonard, the Croghan parish
priest, to see if there were any plot records (which
there weren't). However on the way out of his house I
asked him about a throne-like chair in his porch. He
said that it was quite old and had come from a bishops
house locally. Along the top of the wooden 'canopy' of
the bishops throne were carved the words'Cor
mundum crea in me Deus' - the Crean family motto.....

Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin

Fr Leonard (below) explained that the throne had been bought by his predecessor Fr Donnellon at an auction in a local hall in Frenchpark. Douglas Hyde, whose father was a minister in the area, is believed to have visited the area on becoming President of Ireland and sat on this throne for a local ceremony.