|Corrovorrin Local History Project 2010|
|Friday, 29 October 2010 19:13|
The Corrovorrin Graveyard headstone transcription project was a collaboration between Ennis Tidy Towns, Clare Roots Society and Ennis National School. Our school was represented by pupils from the Reading Class. They went to the graveyard and transcribed the graves in our allotted section. This section happened to contain the family graves of our deputy principal, Mr. Glynn.
The pupils photographed and transcribed the graves in person, and were delighted to collect historical data at first-hand. The oldest grave identified was from 1833. Back at the school, students typed up the transcriptions and emailed them to the Clare Roots Society who uploaded them into a spreadsheet. This is now available on the Clarelibrary website as a free genealogical resource at www.clarelibrary.ie.
Here is the URL:
A book about the graveyard was published by project leader Mr. Eric Shaw of the Clare Roots Society, and in it he paid tribute to the contribution of the Ennis NS students. The pupils were delighted to be featured in an article in the Clare Champion in October 2010.
This story has been picked up by an Australian news website where it is getting great reviews. See: