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Wednesday, March 23 Headstone to Homestead Lecture

A Community approach to discussing who we are

An illustrated lecture by John Tierney

John Tierney interviews Ned Whelan
Waterford County Museum in conjunction with Dungarvan library are delighted to welcome back John Tierney for this most interesting talk.

Venue: Dungarvan library

Date: Wednesday, March 23

Time: 8 pm
All are most welcome and there is no entry fee.

Over 100 million people globally self-identify as being of Irish heritage. This talk discusses a number of community genealogy projects underway which are designed to make it easier for families to trace their roots whether they live in Boston, Melbourne or Dungarvan. In the last five years a number of West Waterford historic graveyards have been surveyed and published on the internet at www.historicgraves.com. These geolocated graveyards allow visitors to input the headstone location into a satnav making it easier to find the correct graveyard. No longer to be confounded by Irish boreens!
Now we are starting surveys which connect families of a townland to historic homesteads which still survive in the landscape. See www.thememorytrail.com/content/irish-historic-homes-survey. John's talk will explore a community-led approach to genealogical tourism focusing on work underway in West Waterford.
John Tierney is an archaeologist by profession. His work with Historic Graves takes him to all corners of Ireland as well as the UK. John's approach to using history with modern technology will certainly be of interest.

Look forward to seeing you there.

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