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Graveyards of North East Galway go Digital
Each memorial is photographed and the memorial inscriptions are put onto a database. Cartographer Padraig Higgins produces a very detailed map of each graveyard. A map board is placed at the entrance to each graveyard to assist people visiting find their family plot.
When finished the graveyards are added to the Galway County Council website and can be accessed by clicking on the name of the graveyard on the left of this page. The Graveyards can be searched by plot number (from the mapboard) or Surname . Hover over the photos to see the transcription details for that headstone. If you have Google earth installed you can view the Layout of the graveyard by clicking on the Google Earth Icon
Cllr. Tom McHugh, Mayor of the County of Galway said ‘This is the first time that this work has been carried out to date, and it should prove to be of enormous value to anyone now, and in future generations, who wish to locate their loved ones’ graves in North East Galway’.
Graveyard Survey Guidelines September 2011 can be downloaded here.
For further information please contact:
Galway County Council,
Prospect Hill, Galway County Council
Phone 091 509198