Historic Graves Project, Shanrahan
At the moment there are some really exciting community archaeology projects taking place around Ireland. The Historic Graves Project in this area involves the training of local communities to record historic gravestones at the old graveyards at Newcastle, Molough Abbey, Shanrahan and Tubbrid. The training and mentoring for the project is being provided by Historic Graves. The group has successfully completed similar projects all over the country.
You can find an excellent article here, written by Louise Nugent on the activities in Shanrahan, where physical recording of the headstones and tombs took place in mid-October 2012. The photos included on this page were also taken by Louise.
Once all the data from the different graveyards has been collated and published it will be available on the Historic Graves website. The full Shanrahan records will also be available here on the Clogheen website and records for Tubrid, Newcastle and Molough Abbey will be available on the Knockmealdown Active website.