Darby Ryan, the poet of the Glen of Aherlow, is buried in this graveyard, his grave is marked, curiously, with an anchor. He is famous for his ballad “The Peeler and the Goat” which was widely sung around Ireland during the time of land agitation. The goat represented a spirited protestor and the Peelers are the Police so named after Sir Robert Peel who began the police service in London.