Unearthing Freshfords Forgotten History

Undearthing Freshfords Forgotten History

Freshford Old Graveyard Recording Group won the award for the Best Event Organised in Conjunction with a Local Authority, in the 2014 National Heritage Week Event Organiser Awards on 5th December for their publication "Unearthing Freshfords Forgotten History". Over 270 headstones in St. Lachtain's graveyard in Freshford were recorded, photographed and mapped and the results were compiled into an informative and attractive publication. The project was a partnership between Freshford Old Graveyard Recording Group and the Heritage Office of Kilkenny County Council.

To download a copy of the publication, click here.

To see graveyard map, click here

To see headstone inscriptions search here http://historicgraves.com/graveyard/st-lachtain-s/kk-stlt

Heritage Awards

Pictured (L-R) are Conor Newman, Chairman Heritage Council with Dearbhala Ledwidge, Kilkenny County Council Heritage Officer, Paddy Moriarty, Freshford Graveyard Recording Group, Ann Phelan TD, Minister of State for Rural Affairs at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Cormack, Tom Doheny and Eva Holmes, Freshford Graveyard Recording Group.


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