Cork County Council has launched a series of resources offering advice on how to care for historic monuments, ruins and headstones. The advisory series on best practice in caring for Cork County’s rich heritage was developed by the Council’s Historic Monuments Advisory Committee (HMAC).
‘Care of Historic Ruins’ provides step by step guidance on how to conserve and maintain old ruins such as churches, castles or farm buildings in accordance with good conservation practice.
Old graveyards are full of historic headstones which are hand carved and often in need of cleaning. The guide on ‘Care and Cleaning of Historic Headstones’ provides practical information on how best to clean these important heritage artefacts.
Welcoming the new heritage guides, Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Danny Collins noted,
Speaking at the launch, Chair of Cork County Council’s Historic Monuments Advisory Committee, Cllr Kevin Murphy said
Leaflets are also available at Cork County Hall, at your local library or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Videos are available on Cork County Council’s YouTube channel.