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Explore, Promote, Protect Historic Graveyards
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Snippets of some very fine 18th century headstones in Tang, Westmeath
+John Tierney 

Call for Papers
Beyond the Grave ; The social and physical acts surrounding death and burials in both modern and ancient Ireland.
Limerick City Archives and Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, are holding a conference on the rituals and physical aspects of death and burials in Ireland. The conference will take place on the 25th -27th April 2014 in Limerick City, Ireland.
This conference aims to explore various aspects of death and burial. Subjects ranging from social, political and religious view points; the physical act of burial; graveyard studies; genealogy; iconography; typography; cartography; cultural heritage; how to conserve and develop graveyards for our future.
We welcome research papers from all professional and academic fields concerned with funerals, graveyards, cemeteries, and the cultural heritage which surrounds them.
Proposals should not exceed 500 words and should include a title, a brief description of the proposed paper, and a brief biography of the authors background.
Key Dates:
Deadline for submission of papers: 15 December 2013 Draft of papers for inclusion announced: 1 March 2014 Conference to be held: 25th -27th April 2014
Papers to be submitted to 

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For a few years in the 2000s we were inspired by the hyperlocal heritage musings of Bernie Goldbach on his blog. When he wrote about telling digital stories of people and place in Cashel and Fethard we used to ask "what does he mean?". In the end Bernie's musings, combined with our attendance of the World Archaeological Congress in UCD in 2008, resulted in the design and construction of as a means of digital geolocated storytelling and community engagement.

Right now Bernie is aiming to work on his neighbouring monastic graveyard in Hore Abbey and we'd love to be involved.

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Raheen graveyard in Laois
Rahen, Tinnakill, Co. Laois
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We started work on the Laois Historic Graves Training project for Laois Partnership and Laois County Council yesterday.
A team of 8-10 local community members ranging in age from 13 to 31 (and over) successfully conducted a geotagged photo survey of 96 grave memorials and recorded the inscriptions of over 70 of these memorials.
A host of interesting stories emerged not least that of the Lalor families of this parish.
Here Kevin Lalor Fitzpatrick tells us something of his family forebears who are buried in a chest tomb in the centre of the cemetery (an alcove in the surrounding wall is described as a possible church but this requires some scrutiny).

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Some of our ideas in the Dubline Framework Plan

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Between the sun showers we got to Courtaparteen today. Have been hearing of this graveyard for the last two years and it is worth the visit.
The caste-iron seat visible in the first photo was put in place by an Australian gent who scattered his wife's ashes from the adjacent cliff. The striking cliff-side location makes this an attractive graveyard for ash scatterings.
Courtaparteen, West Cork, Ireland
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