An Historic Graveyards Roadshow 2012

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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;

20/21 March - Kilkenny City - St John's cemetery and St Marys graveyard

We will work with students of the Rothe House Cultural Heritage course to produce a 21st century record of ST John's cemetery. Beidh daltai Gaelscoil Osrai ag foghlaim faoi sean reiligi agus 'creative multimedia'.

22/23 March - Finglas, Dublin City - St Canice's graveyard

27/28 March - Cork city, St Anne's graveyard & St Finbarr's cemetery.

The Historic Graves Roadshow 2012 wishes to acknowledge the financial assistance provided under the Built Heritage element of the Environment Fund by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht towards this project.




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