Tuesday 19 February 2013

Laois Graveyards Survey report online

The final report of the Laois Graveyards Survey has been published.

The survey, which included all the graveyards in the county, was carried out by Barker and Associates Archaeological Consultants in 2011 and all the findings – details of any memorial and oral history recordings – are now available for free viewing on the Historic Graves website.

The final report on the survey is in two volumes:
  • Volume I contains details of the aims, methods and results of the survey and broad conclusions and recommendations.
  • Volume II (below) is a detailed gazetteer of all sites surveyed. You can download it here (it's a 7.3mb pdf).
The formal launch of the survey will take place on Wednesday 27 February at 8pm at Killeen Community Centre, Maganey, Co Kildare.

Laois County Council commissioned the graveyard survey project, which was funded with the support of the Heritage Council.