Thursday, 21 December 2017

Four Co. Cavan graveyards surveyed and photographed

Gallon graveyard, County Cavan
Graveyard surveys have been carried out at four Cavan sites thanks to a community heritage project funded by Cavan County Council & the Heritage Council. More than 1,100 headstone photographs have resulted and the images are now available to view at free

The four burial grounds are located at: St Mogue's Island (57 stones); Gallon, Killinkere (97 stones); Drumgoon Hill (735 stones); and Castlerahan, near Ballyjamesduff (219 stones, plus graveyard map).

Work to transcribe the headstone inscriptions is continuing. Some have already been transcribed and uploaded to the site where they are fully searchable. The remainder will be added in due course. 

Community liaison for this survey was by Architectural Recording & Research (