Carsons Tomb

St Anne's Cathedral contains only one tomb, that of Edward Henry Carson, the Right Honourable Lord Carson of Duncairn, a lawyer, famous politician and the leader of Unionism during the Third Home Rule crisis.  

Lord Carson was given Northern Ireland’s only state funeral in 1935 and, by a special Act of Parliament, was laid to rest at this spot under a simple granite stone from the Mourne Mountains, inscribed with the single word ‘Carson’.