Legend has it that Irish Jewish Countess Ellen Odette Cuffe requested that her hand was joined with her husband’s when she was buried in Falmouth Cemetery in 1933. Is there truth in the myth? What about the woman herself, who commissioned this cemetery’s most unique gravestone? Did she get involved in the revival of Irish identity? What was her role in the Jewish community? And how did Falmouth Cemetery’s regulations allow for such a remarkable gravestone?

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