Monday 25 May 2020

Skibbereen Heritage launches graveyard video tours

While Skibbereen Heritage Centre is currently closed due to the Covid19 lockdown, the team hasn't been idle. Not only is the Genealogy Service still operating - by email, obviously - you'll remember, I'm sure, the upload of some 15,000 burial register records to the Centre's free West Cork Graveyards Database just four weeks ago (see blogpost).

The team's energetic manager, Terri Kearney, has spent some of the lockdown out and about in local graveyards filming a series of tours around the headstones and tombs. As she goes, she introduces us to some local and social history and tells the stories of some of those buried within the walls.

Two video tours are already available – Caheragh Old Graveyard and Abbeymahon Graveyard – and Terri tells me there are two more 'cooking in the pot'.