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September 26, 2007

Seminar: Recording Gravestones and Memorials - 13th Oct


Taking place on 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


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.

Download the Booking Form