Seminar in Sligo this evening on care of historic graveyards

A Sligo-based archaeologist who’s involved in a project to promote the care and conservation of historic graveyards says they are important for many reasons.

A seminar on how to care for such graveyards will take place in Sligo this Thursday evening (15th).

It’s part of Sligo’s community archaeology project which will outline how to manage, care and maintain these graveyards, which are scattered throughout the region.

Among the speakers will be Pauline Gleeson from the National Monuments Service; Siobhan Ryan, heritage officer with Sligo County Council who will speak about flora, fauna and wildlife in graveyards; Nicholas Prins, a conservation contractor; and John Tierney, who will deal with surveying and publishing details on such graveyards.

Tamlyn McHugh, of Fado Archaeology, outlines who the seminar, which starts at 6:45pm, this evening, Thursday, in the Sligo Park Hotel, will be of interest to: