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Cork City’s Burial Places

Cork City Council’s Planning and Development Directorate have recently published Cork City’s Burial Places.

This study was prompted by an increase in planning applications in or adjacent to sites of burial grounds. Within the city’s urban landscape many sites are buried beneath buildings or may even extend beyond their current boundaries, such as at St. Anne’s Shandon and so it was essential that these sites were documented. Fifty-five burial sites were identified ranging from churchyards, churches containing vaults, private burial grounds of religious houses and the military, stray find spots of skeletal remains to large modern cemeteries.

Cork City’s Burial Places
will enhance our knowledge of the past societies and individuals who developed the city and will allow for a more informative management of the burial grounds by those who are shaping our city today.

Cork City Council is committed to promoting and protecting the archaeological heritage of Cork City and is delighted to produce this interesting and worthwhile book. It was funded by the Urban and Village Renewal Scheme and the Heritage Council.

Cork City’s Burial Places is available from the Planning and Development Directorate, City Hall.

For further details contact or Ciara Brett, Archaeologist  ext 4705

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