HISTORIC BOOST FOR SOUTH MONAGHAN AS WORK TO BEGIN ON INNISKEEN ROUND TOWER CHURCH BURIAL PLACE

11 August 2017 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By PATSY McARDLE

A MAJOR historical boost is to be achieved for South Monaghan shortly with the announcement this week by Inniskeen Heritage Group that work is to begin shortly on the conservation of the McMahon burial place in the Round Tower church at Inniskeen. A method statement was prepared by Rob Goodbody of Irish Archaeological Consultancy in June of this year which has set out the procedure to be followed.

The conservation will involve the cleaning and re-pointing of the walls along with the waterproofing of the top faces. Analysis of the original mortar is being carried out in an effort to replicate as closely as possible the original mix. Inniskeen Heritage Group said this week it is pleased to acknowledge the grant assistance of the Heritage Council in preparing the statement and carrying out the mortar analysis.

The grant also provides for a talk/workshop on the vaults, which will be held during Heritage Week. According to the Heritage Group statement, they are also pleased to acknowledge funding for the conservation works which was made available under the Built Heritage Scheme and also the support and advice of local Dail deputy and Culture Minister Heather Humphreys, as well as Heritage Officer, Shirley Clerkin. They have also acknowleged the support of …

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