Herein is the burial place of Sir William Butler, born Ballyslateen Golden October 31st 1838 and died at Bansha Castle June 7th 1910. On entering the graveyard read part of his epitaph which was found among his papers after his death. A distinguished soldier serving in India, Burma, South Africa.
While in Canada he is credited with recommending the formation of the North West Mounted Police Force. In 1877 he married Elizabeth Thompson, a famous battle artist. During the Land War in Ireland he was agreat personal friend of Parnell and campaigned for tenants rights and Home Rule. The last five years of his life were spent in Bansha Castle among his own people.