Saturday, 15 October 2011

Free seminar: Care and conservation of historic graveyards

A free seminar on the care and conservation of historic graveyards will be held next Saturday (22 October) in Maghery, co Donegal.

The aims of the seminar are to provide communities, groups and individuals with advice on the conservation of the built, cultural and natural heritage found in historic graveyards and to promote best practice in the management, care and maintenance of these graveyards. Guest speakers include representatives from the National Monuments Service, Department of the Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht; Archaeological Survey of Ireland; Dedalus Architecture and the Donegal Biodiversity Project as well as people involved in historic graveyard projects in Cooley historic graveyard (near Moville), St. Catherine's historic graveyard (in Killybegs) and Templecrone historic graveyard (in Termon, Maghery), County Donegal.

The free seminar is organised by the County Donegal Heritage Office, Cultural Services & the Roads & Transportation Directorate, Donegal County Council in association with the Peadar O’Donnell Weekend. To book your free place, please contact John Kerrigan on (074) 917 2359 or by e-mail at

Ionad an Mhachaire, An Machaire / Maghery, County Donegal
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.