Islandeady Graveyards are Mapped

Tuesday, 9 July, 2013
Share This:
Headstones

The mapping of the graveyards in the parish is a great resource for those seeking to find out more about their ancestors. It means that those who can travel to the parish as well as those who are far away, can conduct research and locate a grave plot and headstone. Sadly, due to the dearth of burial record in Roman Catholic churches, headstones are one of the only remaining records of a loved one. Further details about the graveyards can be found at www.irishgraveyards.ie

Another important aspect of the headstone record is the information it provides about the occupation of the deceased, family members and even the name of the stone mason. This type of local history information is a great asset to the parish.