Every part of the cemetery shall be inclosed by walls or other sufficient fences of the prescribed materials and dimensions, and if no materials or dimensions be prescribed, by substantial walls or iron railings of the height of eight feet at least.

Over the next few months we will explore graveyard gates and learn more about them along the way. For now, here are a number of iron gates from Sligo graveyards, which were recorded as part of a Heritage Council & Sligo County Council training programme that we ran in 2017.

If any of the Sligo teams are reading this and have more detail on the gates shown please email john@historicgraves.com to share your knowledge.