There was a huge turnout in Roscommon last night for the first of the Gathering Ireland community events.
Earlier this year we met Dr. Jane Lyons of www.from-ireland.net one of the most valuable sources of Irish genealogical data on the internet. Dr.
The Historic Graves project recently had a meeting in the Heritage Council Offices in Kilkenny which are nestled in the fabulously restored 14th century Bishop’s Palace building just outside the boundary wall surrounding
Grave plots are generally three feet wide and six feet long. Most grave plots are arranged in rows. The very first thing when recording an historic graveyard is to identify the row arrangements.
I get frustrated by talk show radio when people formulate opinions and profess them passionately without seemingly any prior thought or background knowledge.
The 'Staker' Wallace is a renowned folk hero http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staker_Wallace of south Limerick who was hung, drawn and quartered for his role as local lead
Clodagh Tait from the History Department of Mary Immaculate College and author of among many other publications Death Burial a