A sample of graveyards is being investigated
to understand how they have developed, and to identify the changes in monument types, materials, decoration, and form of text
over time. The role of religion has played a very significant part in Irish society, and is manifested in regional graveyards
and their monuments.
of north Cork, eastern and central County Limerick are being investigated to reveal regional patterns in monument form, materials
and the work of particular masons or schools of carving. Text, symbols, and monument forms indicate denominational preferences.