Fine detailing in Killeagh, Co. Cork

Elegant decoration on a stone erected to Mary Coleman 1831.

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Status & History in Fort Hill, Galway

Graveyards are about history and social status.

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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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Reviving Mill & Churchquart...

How do you revive a graveyard?First thing is diagnose what is wrong with it.The symptoms in Mill & Churchquarter were simple to s...  Read more

The Survey of Old Kilcummin, Ki...

Old KIlcummin is three graveyards in one. A core medieval churchyard has morphed into a modern cemetery (kerbs and imported polished...  Read more

"You can have Drakes &...

Names stand out in Lissonuffy graveyard in Co. Roscommon. The Duffys are here a long time and it is they who give the place it's...  Read more

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

Recent Graveyards


Town/location: Glendalough
Province (County): Wicklow (IE)
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St Mary's New Ross

Town/location: New Ross
Province (County): Wexford (IE)
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Drumgoon Hill

Province (County): Cavan (IE)
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Province (County): Cavan (IE)
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St. Mogue's Island

Province (County): Cavan (IE)
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Town/location: Killinkere
Province (County): Cavan (IE)
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Town/location: PIlltown
Province (County): Waterford (IE)
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Town/location: Elphin
Province (County): Roscommon (IE)
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