Remembering L. Spellerberg

Today we remember L. Spellerberg, a German POW who died on this date in 1915 while imprisoned in Templemore Co. Tipperary.…/grave-0 Read more »

Training Project in the Necropolis, Glasgow 24th & 26th May 2014

We will be heading to the Necropolis in Glasgow this coming weekend (24th & 26th May 2014) to provide training in historic graveyard survey, recording and publication. We will be working in partnership with a team from Archaeology Scotland and with the Friends of Glasgow Necropolis and all comers are welcome - if you can take a photograph you can learn our system. Read more »

Training in Tang

We will be providing training to community groups and individuals in Tang, Westmeath on the 27th, 28th, 29th March and 3rd, 4th, 5th April. The project is organised by Tang Muintir Community Council and funded by Westmeath Community Development.

All are welcome. Come for a morning or come for all 6 days. We will work through regardless of weather and the local community hall will be our digital recording base. This could be our only Leinster training project for a few months so anybody based in that neck of the woods should consider coming along.


Community generated data archive for 20,000 grave memorials being submitted to Cork County Council

At 11.00 am, this coming Wednesday 19th February 2014, we will be archiving the digital records for over 20,000 Cork County grave memorials and 127 historic graveyards with the county council in the.
We would like to invite any community members who took part in the Cork surveys to come along and be represented at the data submission. 
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Launch of the Old Rahoon Graveyard Information Leaflet

There was a huge turnout at the launch of the Historic Graves information leaflet in Westside Library in Galway City. The launch was the first in a series of events planned by the library to mark their 10th anniversary in their fantastic facility. The information leaflet was produced by the Historic Graves project and was based on the results of an intensive photographic and inscription survey of all the grave memorials in the old graveyard which was undertaken in September 2013. Read more »

Beyond the Grave Conference, Limerick 25-27 April 2014 - Call for Papers

I met digital historian Sharon Slater ( for coffee yesterday and she briefed me on plans for the Beyond the Grave conference to be held in Limerick next year. See you there!


Call for Papers

Beyond the Grave ; The social and physical acts surrounding death and burials in both modern and ancient Ireland.

Limerick City Archives and Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, are holding a conference on the rituals and physical aspects of death and burials in Ireland. The conference will take place on the 25th -27th April 2014 in Limerick City, Ireland.

This conference aims to explore various aspects of death and burial. Subjects ranging from social, political and religious view points; the physical act of burial; graveyard studies; genealogy; iconography; typography; cartography; cultural heritage; how to conserve and develop graveyards for our future. Read more »

West Limerick Training in June and July 2013

Final arrangements are being made for the phase 2 historic graveyard training in West Limerick. Resources are tight  so we are trying to locate the training venues to suit a number of communities. Currently the list and schedule for the next two weeks is as below - but we have to be flexible depending on circumstances- watch this space for updates. All phase 1 attendees will be emailed directly as we confirm final arrangements. 

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The project is funded by West Limerick Resources and in collaboration with Limerick County Council. Read more »

SECAD Closing Exhibition 20th June 2013

Community groups have been working in 22 historic graveyards across south and east Cork since February (adding to the previous works done in Aghada). Together we have worked in snow, sunshine and rain. Work has just begun really but a lot has been achieved already. Next Thursday 20th June an exhibition of work to date will be held in Tracton Community and Arts Centre. This will be an informal and friendly event, sharing experiences, meeting one another and telling stories of people, place and time. 

The closing exhibition is not about getting everything done for Thursday. Keep going with current work but come along Thursday night to meet your fellow participants. Read more »

Historic Graveyard Training in West Cork - June and July 2013

Following a series of Open Nights held around West Cork in March and April a schedule of community training in historic graveyard recording and digital publication commences this week in Innishannon. The plan is simple - we will start in the east of the district and work our way westwards throughout June and July. The project is funded by the West Cork Development Partnership.


The first week is as follows (more dates will be added here tomorrow);

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SECAD Training Details week of 3rd June 2013

We will spend this week working with community groups throughout South and East Cork in digital storytelling recording and publishing training. The project is funded by SECAD in tandem with an Ireland XO heritage training programme.

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