Following yesterdays storm we started work in Abington graveyard this morning. We are training members of the Murroe community (http://www.murroe.net/) to survey and record their historic graveyards as part of the Ballyhoura Historic Graves Project (http://visitballyhoura.com/index.php/home/) funded by LEADER. About a month ago we worked together in Clonkeen (http://historicgraves.ie/graveyard/clonkeen/li-clkn) graveyard and now we have reached the flagship graveyard of Abington (http://historicgraves.ie/graveyard/abington/li-abgn).
I jumped out of my skin when the bells in Moynetemple struck up yesterday. The day was dull and damp and even cold - we were doing some training in Moynetemple graveyard and also hoping to track down grave memorials of family members of John Maher (my fathers grandfather) who died in the muddy farmland of the Somme and Ancre valleys in July 1916.