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GRAVEYARD SEMINAR - 2007

GRAVEYARD SEMINAR
 Sat 13th October 2007 at  Riverbank, Newbridge.
 
The aim of this seminar is to provide the participants with an understanding of the importance of graveyard inscriptions and iconography. It will provide practical advice on how to prepare for and execute a graveyard recording project. 
Who should attend?
The event is open to anyone with an interest in the local history, historic graveyards, and genealogy and is aimed at graveyard maintenance committees, clergy, community groups, “Tidy Towns” groups, historical societies and interested individuals.
This is an action of the County Kildare Heritage Plan 2005-2009

Programme
9.30-9.40 Welcome address and introductory remarks
Bridget Loughlin, Heritage Officer
 
9.40-10.20 “Graveslabs and Gravestones – iconography and valuable historical sources”
Mr. Caimin O’Brien, Archaeologist
Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government
 
10.20-11.0 "Cleaning off the Moss - practical experience in transcribing graveyard inscriptions"
Brian McCabe, Chairman, Kill History Group.
 
11.00-11.20 Coffee Break
11.20-12.00 “Organising a community graveyard recording project”
Baconstown Graveyard Recording Project
  
12.00-12.30 Monumental (or Headstone) inscriptions-a genealogical source.
Mario Corrigan/Karel Kiely
12.30-13.30 Lunch
Light lunch will be provided in Lumville House Hotel
 
13.00-14.30 Site Visit
Military graveyard on Curragh
There is no charge for this seminar but places are limited so booking is essential as numbers are required for lunch.
 

An opportunity for all those interested in graveyards and recording the information on old headstones -  to meet, learn and to share information - An Action of the Co. Heritage Plan 


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