Community Groups from all over Galway are in the process of recording their graveyard memorials. This project has been funded by Galway County Council, The Heritage Council, Galway Rural Development and Forum Connemara working in unison with communities and volunteers. It was officially launched August 2023, during Heritage Week.
National Recognition for innovative community project
Galway County Council received ‘Best Community Engagement Award’ at the inaugural Public Sector Digital Transformation Awards October 2023. Digital Mapping of Galway Graveyards project was also shortlisted for Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Authorities Awards for Best in Heritage & Built Environment, a national recognition for excellence in providing our communities with technology and skills in recording their heritage.
Galway Graveyard Application now LIVE
The Galway Graveyard Search App is now available to consult via Galway County Council Website .
If you or your community group is interested in recording your local graveyard, please contact Marie Mannion, Heritage Officer, Galway County Council or Bernadette Doherty, Galway Community Archaeologist.