Grave memorials throughout Co. Kilkenny have peoples names carved into stone and embedded in the landscape. Many of the memorials are to men and women who served in various armed forces and took part in actions, events and campaigns in Ireland and abroad. As we enter a decade of commemoration in Irish and European history Kilkenny County Council is collaborating with the military historians in Stephens Barracks Museum and with Historic Graves to survey and publish grave memorials with a military heritage association in the county.
Directed by the Heritage Office of Kilkenny County Council, the project aims to remember our forebears, help others to find and visit their graves and to consider the meaning of events through which people lived and sometimes died. The project forms part of a long engagement between Kilkenny County Council, local communities and their historic graveyards.