This month Gemma and I did our local history project on Clonmeen Graveyard. We decided to do Clonmeen graveyard because we pass it practically every day and have always wanted to learn a bit more about it.
Last Monday I went to visit Clonmeen graveyard to take some photos and have a look around. When I first arrived at the graveyard I went to have a look at the old church but unfortunately you can’t go in very far as there’s gates blocking you but if you have a look around from where you’re standing you can get a glimpse of what it might have been like hundreds of years ago.
After having a good look around I moved on deeper into the graveyard and was surprised to see how vast it was as it’s a lot bigger then it initially looks. It was also quite untidy and overgrown but one of the most interesting things I found was a headstone that dated back to 1767.
One of the many facts I found was that the church used to be a medival church and then was adapted for Protestant use.
All in all it was great fun to learn more about some of the local history around me.