Surnames of Barony, Kilkenny

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Preparations are afoot for an evening session (scheduled for Fri evening 24th February) to wrap up last years work at Barony graveyard in north Kilkenny. This will be the first of these formal wrap ups we have been involved in and we hope that, with the community group, we will come up a stimulating event, which matches the unique character of the place.


Caring for, and studying, historic graveyards allows a unique insight into the development of a community and place through time. The picture above shows the frequency of occurence of family names at Barony. A very different picture to that from Marshalstown in Mitchelstown, North Cork which we mentioned in dispatches last week (

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