Historic Burial Grounds Seminar
On 28th February 2020 the Lurgan THI, in partnership with the Department of Communities: Historic Environment Division, organised a seminar focusing on the ‘Management and Maintenance of Historic Burial Grounds’.
Highlighting their important historical merit while addressing the need for preservation, the seminar brought together a variety of expert speakers from across the UK and Ireland who through talks and workshops provided an insight into the latest advice and thinking regarding the care and management of historic burial grounds. Held at the Seagoe Parish Centre, the event brought together over 50 representatives from local government, statutory agencies, community groups and educational institutions.
Attending the seminar the Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, Councillor Mealla Campbell commented:
“As a council, we are committed to protecting our rich and varied built heritage, which is why it is important to see this seminar focus on the preservation of our historic burial grounds. These sites are important places for many of us – offering a space for quiet reflection – but they also provide us with a fascinating glimpse into our past. With the monuments, inscriptions and landscape design, they help shed light on past customs and the social history of the area.”