Reference: Update on the Tuam Famine Burials

The historical context of the burials A discussion on the historical context of the excavated burials.

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Excavating a burial Ann Bingham runs us through the process of excating and recording a burial.

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The mitigation strategy for the excavation David O'Reilly tells us about the excavation strategy at the site and how things have been...

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Reference: Cork

Clonpriest Ambience

Soundscape of Clonpriest graveyard in late January 2012. Birds and lambs dominate but I wonder can we hear the sound of the hunt in the distant

Curlews, magpies, blackbirds, robins and lambs. Chainsaw and hammering in the distance. No voices.

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Clonpriest Gate

Two new gates have been erected at Clonpriest -the outer gate controls entrance to the modern, northern graveyard and a new gate has also be put

Opening the galvanised outer gate adjacent to the field of sheep in late January 2012.

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Reference: Kill Cavan

The Church Bells in Kill

John takes a moment during our workshop in Kill Graveyard to listen to the church bells and reflect on the social and religious history contained

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Reference: WV-OSTND-004

Maurice Seys

The grave of  Maurice Seys who was a police officer during WW2. He has been deported to the concentration camp of Dora and died there in 1945

Reference: WV-OSTND-002

Kpn Olivier Georges Egide Marie Le Jeune

Familiegraf Le Jeune-De Mol met Kpn Olivier Georges Egide Marie Le Jeune, die als passagier meevloog met de C-47B 43-48896/896-D (K-14, het

Reference: Beul-Bairr Kilkenny

Annamult-Beul-Bairr

Annamult

The local Irish sound of the name is Awnamulth (Ath-na -Molt) i.e. Ford of the Wethers. Some time between 1221 and 1229, William

Reference: Barony Kilkenny

Lynches Hearse & Coffins in Ballyconra

In September, just before the Ploughing Championships, we spent a couple of hours in Ballyconra recording stories of historic Barony graveyard.

Din Drennan remembers the Lynch family who were intimately involved with funerals in this area at...

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Johnny Ivory and the shallow grave

Mrs Mary Maher tells us of Johnny Ivory's suspicions of a shallow grave in Barony churchyard.

Mrs Mary Maher took a break from her flower arranging in Lisdowney church to tell us some stories...

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Reference: WA-BLRD-006

The Coffin house and shop

Bridge kennedy was the owner of the most remarkable dwelling house in the area.It was known as ‘The Coffin house and shop’

What

Reference: Kilgobnet Waterford

A little bit of history

Kilgobinet in 1640

To give readers an idea of how the parish was viewed during this unhappy period, the following

Reference: WA-MCOI-002

the Wreck of the Moresby

This is a link to waterford County Musuem's account of the Wreck of the Moresby

 

Reference: WA-GRBN-053

The Right Rev.Bishop Patrick ‘O Connor

Like the Carroll’s and Meany’s, the O’Connor’s have a long history  with the townland of Clonea, all three families

Reference: Garranbaun Waterford

Garranbaun church history

Garranbane Church is over 200 years old. In the celebration of its centenary, I was asked to compile a book to celebrate the event. In researching

Reference: KK-SPEN-117

Three types of glass on a self-made Headstone

Donal Sheridan tells us about Jack McEvoy, a skilled carpenter who made two of the headstones in St. Peter's graveyard; one for himself and

A homemade headstone with locally sourced materials. We hear about sourcing the materials and also...

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Reference: KK-BRNY-007

Mary Maher tells us who is buried here. A short snippet recorded in Lisdowney church. Mrs Mary Maher stood before us, scissors for flower...

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Reference: WA-GRBN-067

Carroll's, A most interesting family.

The Carrolls are rooted  in Clonea as far back as  the latter part of the 18th century, if indeed not before that.

Reference: WA-GRBN-026

John Murphy 1876-1977

 

The story of the ‘Burgery Ambush’ which took place at Abbeyside