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Ireland’s Historic Churches & Graveyards (2006)

This publication provides communities and individuals with information on understanding and protecting their local historic graveyards. Graveyards are an integral feature of the landscape and are powerful reminders of families from former times. Without the help of local people many of these graveyards and their memorials will deteriorate through neglect, some eventually disappearing into the pages of anonymity. It is important that local communities participate in the proper management and conservation of their local graveyard. You could also help to trace the historical development of your graveyard using historical sources, folklore, early maps and photographs or by studying and recording grave memorials.

Download Ireland’s Historic Churches & Graveyards here [PDF 1.8MB].