Killeagh Inch Historical Group Annual report
Nov 28, 2013
The year has been a busy one as the Killeagh Inch Historical Group continues to create awareness amongst parishioners about our colourful history.
Early in the year we joined up with Ireland Reaching Out and our website, http://www.irelandxo.com/group/killeagh-cork , is attracting much interest from diaspora interested in tracing their origins. Thanks are due to Anne O’Neill who is doing a great job answering queries. With the help of SECAD and Eachtra Archaeological Projects we have been busy in the Historical Graveyard alongside the old disused Church of Ireland since March collecting headstone information which has been uploaded onto our own website, http://historicgraves.com/graveyard/killeagh/co-klgh. Running in parallel with Ireland Reaching Out families are now able to research their ancestral burial grounds using their computers. The project was finished in November and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all those volunteers who helped. Next year we hope to do the same with Ardagh and Dangan graveyards.
In October we started our Killeagh Parish Folklore Recording project with financial supports from SECAD and a lot of help from Willie O’Mahony who is doing the filming. To date we have spent a good few hours making recordings and are asking anyone who has any story to tell to contact us. It’s not too late. All the information we collect will be made available to the public on DVDs. The project is scheduled to be completed by the middle of next year.
Finally, Anne O’Neill reports that Book sales for the year have been steady and soon we will have to re-order more copies.
Neville Dent on behalf of the Killeagh Inch Historical Group