There have been some really exciting community archaeology projects taking place around Ireland in 2012. The Historic Graves Project involves the training of local communities to record historic gravestones at the old graveyards at Newcastle, Molough Abbey, Shanrahan and Tubrid. 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, so we would like to thank her for giving permission to use them.
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.