New lease of life for historic graveyard
One of Co Cork’s historic graveyards is to be given a new lease of life following the formation of a special group dedicated to the cemetery’s upkeep.
The Old Kilcrum per Grave yard Friends Association was formed following a recent meeting in Fermoy.
Plans are under way to map and document the history of the local cemetery which is the final resting place of IRA General Liam Lynch, who was fatally shot during the Civil War in 1923.
An annual oration is held in his honour in the graveyard.
The new community-based association plans to develop a website outlining the history of Kilcrumper, along with a sitemap marking other notewor thy graves.
The group also hopes to install a permanent sign within the graveyard mapping out the graves in the area.
Prior to this, the association will carry out a clean- up and renovation at Kilcrumper this coming Saturday, September 2.
Those interested in volunteering their time for the clean-up are asked to bring shovels, rakes, wheelbarrows, buckets, trowels and other tools and items that may come in handy.
Local contractors have provided machinery free of charge to the group, while McCarthy Insurance will provide cover for those working on- site during the clean-up.
The nearby Amber Service Station has offered food for volunteers on the day, Toss Bryan’s DIY store has donated a strimmer, and local stores have offered prizes for the association’s fundraising efforts.
Those interested in volunteering for the clean up are asked to come to the Old Kilcrumper Graveyard from 10am.
Plans are under way to map and document the history of Kilcrumper Graveyard in Fermoy following the foundation of a new community-based association..
The graveyard is the resting place of IRA General Liam Lynch, who was killed during the Civil War.
The association plans to map in the cemetery marking noteworthy graves.
The association will carry out a clean-up this coming Saturday.