On a fine evening, about 70 people took part in the walking tour of Kilcrumper Old Graveyard on Wednesday evening, August 22.
In the oldest part of the graveyard, which has been completely cleared of briars and scrub, the origins of the graveyard in the 6th century were presented, followed by the development of the graveyard during medieval times.
It was in the late 1600s that people began to mark graves with headstones. The different types of headstones, particularly the Celtic crosses of Kilcrumper, were discussed.
The group were also made aware of interesting burials in Kilcrumper down through the years and the caretaker’s cottage was shown.
Finally, the plans for mapping the graveyard, making it wheelchair accessible and increasing the seating and flowers, were detailed.
On Saturday, September 28 a fundraising social dance will be held at Fermoy Rowing Club at 8pm. Tickets are available at Hanley’s Newsagents, Pearse Square or contact 086-8732354.
If anybody lost an old photograph at the event last Wednesday week, please call 087-7611809.