Kae found out a few details too, to quote: “<kae> hehe! I was just looking into that little challenge on Donncha’s site (find the histroy behind a bollard), and came across probably the right guy – a John Steel, 1848-1925. turns out this guy had a wife Annie Clarey who was born in 1893! cradle snatcher 🙂
<donncha> kae: good work find that info! heh
<kae> I’m not certain it’s the same guy, donncha – there are a few people buried in St. Paul’s cemetary in cork that might be him: http://users.eastlink.ca/~dfaith/stpaul.html