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Info sought on local burial sites

November 25th, 2018 10:05 PM

By Southern Star Team

Augahadown is one of two graveyards for which information is being sought by Skibbereen Heritage Centre.

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SKIBBEREEN Heritage Centre is seeking help from those who have relatives buried at Aughadown and Drinagh old graveyards, in advance of creating signage at these sites. 

With the support of Cork County Council, Skibbereen Heritage Centre has already erected signs at three other graveyards in West Cork. The signs give information on those interred in these burial grounds, alongside a brief history of each site. Skibbereen Heritage Centre is now seeking the help of the public to verify the accuracy of the information on the proposed Aughadown and Drinagh signs. 

A group of local volunteers carried out a survey of 12 historic graveyards in West Cork some years ago. The results of this survey are online (www.graveyards.skibbheritage.com) and a printed copy was also given to each of the parishes involved. The graveyard signs will be based on this information, mapping the location of each grave onsite.

Anyone with relatives buried at Aughadown and Drinagh old graveyards are asked to check the online survey to verify the accuracy of the information recorded there. Those with additional information on anyone buried at the site, or who wish to have an entry corrected, are asked to email [email protected] or write to Old Gasworks Building, Skibbereen before the end of November.

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