Timoleague ~ The Maharaja and the Church of the Mosaics

The Church of the Ascension, Timoleague, has remarkable interior mosaics that were created between 1918 and 1925 to commemorate members of the Travers family and Surgeon-General Alymer Martin Crofts (1854-1915).

Crofts, who had family links with Timoleague, was born in Cork and joined the Indian Medical Service in 1877.  He remained in India until 1914 and was tutor, mentor and lifelong friend of the Maharaja Madho Rao Scindia of the princely state of Gwalior, south of Delhi.

Crofts died in 1915 and in his memory, the Maharaja financed the completion of the mosaics at Timoleague church, which is now in Kilgariffe Union of Parishes.

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