Events

Community Genealogy & Historic Graves

Presented to the IGRS AGM in London in May 2013.

 

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Community Genealogy and Historic Graveyard Surveys 

in Ireland 

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A sense of discovery is a key part of our engagement with Historic Graveyards – this sign on a side road in Co. Kilkenny, near Thomastown, is the first hint of the presence of an historic graveyard.

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Putting People First in Cork

For the last two months we have been working with community groups throughout South and East Cork with the support of the Ireland XO animator for SECAD, Grace Fox and with the cooperation of Cork County Council.We have about 4 weeks of fieldwork and recording Read more »

A celebration in Duhallow

There was great turnout in the fabulously appointed James O’Keefe Institute in Newmarket, Co. Cork for an evening of storytelling and the celebration of a five month long partnership between the IRD Duhallow and the Historic Graves Project. The IRD Duhallow is a rural development company which covers the area of north west Cork and south east Kerry which supports initiatives directed towards the generation of enterprise for the benefit and welfare of communities. Read more »

Historic Graves and the IRD Duhallow

Shane Lehane reflects on the exhibition and story telling night held in the James O'Keeffe institute in Newmarket Co. Cork at the conclusion of 5 month long collaboration between the Historic Graves Project and the local Rural development Company IRD Duhallow. A series of lectures on the care and conservation of graveyards was followed by field surveys in up to 20 local historic graveyards. The exhibition includes aerial photographs, rubbings of the iconography from the recorded headstones and stories about the people and the places. Read more »

The Gathering rolls into Roscommon

There was a huge turnout in Roscommon last night for the first of the Gathering Ireland community events. These events will be taking place in every county in Ireland over the coming months and are an opportunity for the gathering team to spread the message about what the gathering is and for communities to learn how to become involved and to generate ideas for local gatherings across the country.

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Death and the Family Symposium

Clodagh Tait from the History Department of Mary Immaculate College and author of among many other publications Death Burial and Commemoration in Ireland 1550-1650 organised a Symposium on ‘Death and the Family’ which took place in Mary Immaculate college in Limerick on Wednedsay the 18th April 2012. Clodagh kindly invited the Historic Graves project along to give a talk at the symposium. There were four other speakers and a great afternoon was spent exploring a diverse range of subjects under the death and family umbrella. Read more »

Historic Graves Roadshow - Dublin

A number of local authorities in Dublin, Kilkenny and Cork have combined to organise an Historic Graveyards Roadshow which will commence in March 2012. Supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht, the Local Authorities and Historic Graves, this roadshow will combine training in heritage conservation, archaeology, local history and genealogy for community groups and schools in a number of communities. Read more »

Historic Graves Roadshow - Kilkenny

A number of local authorities in Dublin, Kilkenny and Cork have combined to organise an Historic Graveyards Roadshow which will commence in March 2012. Supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht, the Local Authorities and Historic Graves, this roadshow will combine training in heritage conservation, archaeology, local history and genealogy for community groups and schools in a number of communities. Read more »

An Historic Graveyards Roadshow 2012

A number of local authorities in Dublin, Kilkenny and Cork have combined to organise an Historic Graveyards Roadshow which will commence in March 2012. Supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht, the Local Authorities and Historic Graves, this roadshow will combine training in heritage conservation, archaeology, local history and genealogy for community groups and schools in a number of communities.

Communities will learn new techniques for surveying historic graveyards and for publishing their own heritage to a broad audience on the internet, combining headstone photographs with audio and video stories of people and place. Local heritage groups, national schools and secondary schools will be involved in the project.

The dates and venues for the roadshow have been confirmed as follows; Read more »

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