Margaret Barton tells us of previous graveyard surveys and publications which took place in Offaly in the late 1980s. Two benefits of surveying in the 80s is that older community members, many since deceased, were able to pass on biographical information, and a number of the headstones were more legible then than today.

Michael Stephens of Lusmagh tells us the story of the Stephens grave plot in Kilmochonna with links west Offaly with Gone with the Wind.