Many thanks to Statestreet Bank for volunteering to undertake a comprehensive summer clean with KKB of the historic St Maul’s graveyard, this including cleaning, painting trimming and digging! The grave yard is a quiet haven within a bustling city.
There was a large gathering to review progress on the conservation work being undertaken at St Mary’s Church Graveyard. The Open Day was organised to give an opportunity to meet with the stonemasons, conservation specialists and archaeologists working on the project.
There will be a seminar on the overall conservation and restoration project at St Mary’s on the 13th April. For further information click here for link.
February saw the completion of the first phase of the restoration and biodiversity project taking place at St Maul’s Graveyard. It overlooks the river Nore and has many historic graves. The work of initial cutting and cleaning has been completed. Further work will follow to include improving access. There is an extensive area of trees with good cover for wild life.
The Historic St Mary’s Church graveyard was officially opened to the public by our Mayor on the 1st June 2012.
A detailed conservation plan for the graveyard was completed in 2003. The opening of the graveyard is a step in the overall conservation plan for the Church and Graveyard. The church was founded some time before 1205 within the historic core of Kilkenny City.
There will be tours of the graveyard available through out the summer 2012.
The History of Kilkenny can be seen in its Kilkenny limestone through out the City.