Laois Graveyards Survey

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A survey of all burial grounds in Laois was carried out in 2011. The survey was carried out by Barker & Associates Archaeologists on behalf of Laois Heritage Forum [www.laois.ie/heritage], with the support of the Heritage Council [www.heritagecouncil.ie] . A total of 208 burial grounds were recorded. The full report on the survey is available to download:

 
Volume I [http://www.laois.ie/LeisureandCulture/Heritage/HeritagePublications/Title,8861,en.aspx] contains a description of the survey aims, methodology and key conclusions.
 
Volume II [http://www.laois.ie/LeisureandCulture/Heritage/HeritagePublications/Title,9160,en.aspx] contains a detailed gazetteer with descriptions of each burial ground recorded.
 
In addition to the reports, details of all the graveyards in Laois have also been uploaded here, so that a description of the site, and details of any memorial and oral history recording carried out can also be viewed. If you have recorded memorials in your local graveyard, this data can be uploaded to the Historic Graves website, allowing your research to be shared with anyone with an interest in Laois graveyards and genealogy worldwide.
 
Laois Partnership [www.laoispartnership.ie] commenced a programme of community training in memorial recording in Laois in 2011, with Eachtra providing training, in association with Laois Heritage Forum. It is hoped that further training and memorial recording will continue in future years.

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