Headstone in Bawnaknockane, Co. Cork

IHS symbol on a partially eroded nineteenth century headstone.

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Graveyard survey in Knockavilla, Co. Cork

Community group recording a headstone in Knockavilla graveyard.

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Headstone in Abbeystrowry, Skibbereen

Small limestone headstone erected to Mary Driscoll 1884.

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Fine cut sandstone in St Multose's, Kinsale

Detail of a sandstone headstone erected for William Thompson 1799

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Winged head in Dunbeacon, Co. Cork

Detail from a finely carved slate headstone erected to John Murphy 1836

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Recent blog posts

The Cure Stone of Keelogues, Sl...

Paddy Joe Gallagher is the caretaker of Keelogues graveyard in N Sligo. As a community survey team recorded the headstones in Keelogu...  Read more

A French Cross

In archaeology we have the concept of taphonomy. Taphonomy tells us that the ruins of the past looked very different when they were l...  Read more

Walking Beneath Benbulben

 We average 5 km of daily walking when surveying historic graveyards. Yesterday the graveyard in Drucliffe was bigger than...  Read more

Temple Kieran on Inis Mór

On a rapid visit to Inis Mór, Galway, yesterday I got a chance to visit Temple Kieran for the first time. I worked out on Inis Mór tw...  Read more

Remembering L. Spellerberg

Today we remember L. Spellerberg, a German POW who died on this date in 1915 while imprisoned in Templemore Co. Tipperary.http://hist...  Read more

Simple steps to survey an histo...

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One of the most important heads...

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TB related burials in Kishkeam,...

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Recent Graveyards

Old Kilcummin, Glebe.

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Province (County): Kerry (IE)
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Kileely More

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Province (County): Galway (IE)
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Kilmactranny

Town/location: Kilmactranny
Province (County): Sligo (IE)
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Ballinamara

Town/location: Ballycannon
Province (County): Kilkenny (IE)
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Sligo Old Cemetery

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Province (County): Sligo (IE)
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Ballynakill

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Province (County): Sligo (IE)
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St. Fechin's, Ballysadare

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Province (County): Sligo (IE)
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Drumakillen, Montiagh

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Province (County): Sligo (IE)
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