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Seminar on The Care and Conservation of graveyards Thu 15th June

Kildare County Council to host seminar on The Care and Conservation of Historic Graveyards

Kildare County Council is delighted to announce a seminar, on “ The Care and Conservation of Graveyards ”. The seminar will be held in Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge on Thursday 15 th June starting at 9.30am. The aim of this seminar is to provide participants with knowledge of the main provisions of legislation, policy and procedure relating to graveyards and to offer advice to those caring for or cleaning up graveyards. The event is open to everybody interested in graveyards and aimed at burial ground committees, clergy, community groups and historical societies.

Graveyards are an important feature of the historic landscape and frequently provide clues to understanding our past. Our graveyards contain the remains of our ancestors but they also contain many significant structures, historical and archaeological. Because of the undisturbed nature of these sites, graveyards can be an oasis for a rich variety of plants and animals.

The seminar will include presentations from Victor Buckley, DoELGH on “Graveyard Management- Legislative framework Considerations”, Eanna Ni Lamhna on wildlife in graveyards and John Cronin, architect on “Conservation of Architectural and Ecclesiastical Ruins”. This seminar is free but booking is advised, as places are limited. For more information contact Bridget Loughlin, Heritage Officer, Kildare County Council at 045 980791 or

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