Dr Eileen Murphy, a Senior Lecturer in the School of Geography Archaeology & Palaeoecology at Queen’s University Belfast, will deliver training on how to record grave memorials in a systematic manner using a ‘grave memorial recording form’. This information, which will include a digital photograph, will then be uploaded onto the Ring of Gullion website so that the data for the memorials is available more widely.
Dr Murphy’s training session will involve showing trainees how to complete a ‘grave memorial recording form’ so that all of the different aspects of the memorial are recorded – the epitaph, its form, size, symbolism, type of lettering, type of stone etc. This information will then form a comprehensive record for each memorial.
When we meet again in the spring, the Ring of Gullion team will have produced a interactive map for Killeavy Graveyard (see Devenish Island survey for example – click here to open in a new window). Separate webpages will also be provided for all those graveyards surveyed by the trainees over the winter.
This free training takes place at 10am to 4pm at Killeavy Old Churches on the 6th November 2015.
Bring a packed lunch, a hot drink and wear appropriate clothing.