Wednesday 22 February 2012

Historic Graves Roadshow planned

A number of local authorities in Dublin, Laois, Kilkenny and Cork have combined to organise an Historic Graveyards Roadshow which will start in March 2012.

Funded by the Department of the Environment and the Local Authorities, this roadshow will combine training in heritage conservation, archaeology, local history and genealogy for community groups and schools in a number of communities.

Communities will learn new techniques for surveying historic graveyards and for publishing their own heritage to a broad audience on the internet, combining headstone photographs with audio and video stories of people and place. Local heritage groups, national schools and secondary schools will be involved in the project.

Thanks to the Historic Graves blog for this info.