Grave matters examined
North Wexford Historical Society is holding a headstone symposium on Saturday, September 16, in the Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey.
Registration begins at 9.30 a.m. and speakers will include: Gerry Mullins on the development of burial practises from the Megalithic period, to early and late Medieval burials, to the development of headstone use; John Nangle on the sculptors of North Wexford; Christian Corlett on the headstones and sculptors of Wicklow; and Phillip Jones on the Society's project to record the headstones of North Wexford. In the afternoon a bus trip will go to the Market Square graveyard and the Kilnahue graveyard. The cost is €30 which includes tea or coffee, lunch and the bus trip.