The Old Tuam Society in partnership with Marie Mannion (Heritage Officer), Dr. Christy Cunniffe (Galway Field Monument Advisor, Galway County Council), volunteers and the parishioners of Tuam, are to undertake a survey all the Children's Burial Grounds (CBGs, lisheens or cillins) in the parish of Tuam. While many CBGs have been recorded by the Archaeological Survey of Ireland (ASI), it is apparent from fieldwork in other areas, and through local information provided by people in the Tuam area, that there are other burial grounds that are so far unrecorded.
The initial inspiration for this project came from a suggestion by a former parishioner of Tuam, Mr. Gerry Mullins, who now resides in the U.K.
Anyone who wishes to volunteer for this project will be most welcome. You do not need to be a member of the Society to participate.
It is envisaged that a suitable commemorative plaque or stone tablet with a map bearing the location and name of each Children's Burial Ground will be erected in a suitable place within the heart of the parish.
The launch of the Children's Burial Grounds project will be held on Friday, the 24th of May, at 8 pm in the Ard Rí House Hotel, Milltown Road, Tuam. All are most welcome.
Venue : Ard Rí House Hotel, Tuam.
Date: 24th of May, 2013
Time: 8.00 pm