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Graveyard Seminar - 15 June 2006 Keadeen Hotel

Caring for God’s Acre



Caring for God’s Acre


Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge,

Thursday 15th June 2006


The aims of this seminar are to provide the participants with a knowledge of the main provisions of legislation, policy and procedure relating to the graveyards and to offer advice to those caring for or maintaining graveyards. There is no charge for this seminar but places are limited so booking is essential.


To book please complete this booking form (available through Bridget Loughlin) and return by Thursday 8th June to:

Bridget Loughlin

Heritage Of. cer, Kildare County Council, Áras Chill Dara,

Devoy Park, Naas, Co Kildare.

Tel: 045 980791, email: heritageofficer@kildarecoco.ie


This seminar also hopes to promote best practice in the management of natural, built and cultural heritage in historic graveyards and to raise awareness of the diverse heritage contained in these graveyards. This is an action of the County Kildare Heritage Plan 2005-2009



9.30-10.10 Registration


10.00-10.10 Welcome by Ger Smith, Chairman of County

Kildare Heritage Forum


10.10-10.40 "Graveyard Management Legislative

Framework & Archaeological Considerations"

Victor Buckley, National Monuments Section,

Dept of Environment, Heritage & Local Government


10.40-11.10 "Graveyards Full of life" -Ecology of Graveyards

Eanna Ni Lamhna, Freelance Botanist & Journalist


11.10-11.40 Tea/Coffee


11.40-12.10 "Conservation of Architectural & Ecclesiastical Ruins"

JohnCronin & Associates


12.10-12.40 "Symbols of Death- Recording Graveyard Memorials" -

Offaly Graveyard Recording Project

Amanda Pedlow, Offaly Heritage Officer


12.40-1.00 Open forum – Questions and Answers,

Chaired by Cllr. Seamus Moore

This free seminar is sponsored by Kildare County Council &

The Heritage Council.

A seminar on the care and conservation of graveyards will be held on the 15 June 2006 in the Keadeen Hotel. It is organised by the Co. Kildare Heritage Officer, Bridget Loughlin, and is an action of the County Kildare Heritage Plan. The event is sponsored by Kildare Co. Council and the Heritage Council.

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