Each year the village of Newcastle in South Tipperary has a festival called the Éigse festival which celebrates the life in the Breac Gaeltacht of Newcastle. This weekend event consists of lectures, walks and music events relating to Gaelic language, ecology and heritage or the area.
My contribution to this years event was a talk on the Historic Graveyard at Newcastle and also many of my photos, that were taken during the graveyard recording late last year, formed part of an exhibition at the local community hall.
A big thank you to the organisers of the event, especially Michael Desmond and to all who turned out to the talk and to see the photos.
Well done on your talk and the photos, over 40 in all.
I have family from the Newcastle, Tipperary, area. I visited the graveyard in May when visiting from Texas. I would love to see the results of the
graveyard project. Are they posted anywhere? Thanks so much.
Hi Mary the transcriptions of the stones are still being up loaded to the historicgraves.ie website but if you check out this link you can see them as they go up over the next month or so
No problem your very welcome
I would love to see the photos you had on display….
I enjoyed reading about the old graveyard in Newcastle.
I am looking for recording’s of Kirby’s in the graveyard’s in Newcastle Co Tipperary.
All gravestone inscriptions are online at http://historicgraves.com/graveyard/middlequarter/ts-mqnc?page=8 also try Molough graveyard as beside the village newcastle. Otherwise id say you might have to check parish records