Tommorrow at 3pm, in Blackrock Library, everyone is welcome to the launch of a book, with two accompanying audio CDs, on the Temple Hill Quaker Burial Ground.

This book will explore the unique environment and history of Temple Hill Burial Ground through text, colour photography and sound recording, and will feature essays and related articles by Seán McCrum, and an interview with Christopher Nuzum who has worked on revitalising the burial ground over many years.

Doreen Kennedy, photographer, has contributed a series of atmospheric images, reproduced in full colour, and artist Anthony Kelly, who visited the burial ground over a three year period exploring its rich sensory environment, will present some audio playback of done of his sound recordings through Farpoint Recordings.

There are two CDs, which are part of the publication: the first features a detailed conversation between Christopher Nuzum and Seán McCrum; the second a composition interweaving voices (including stonemason Michael Roe and Christopher Nuzum) with an evocative series of nature recordings made by Anthony Kelly.

The launch will start with a short introduction to the project by Seán McCrum.

You can purchase the book and CDs for €15 at the launch and from www.fapointrecordings.com.

Temple Hill Burial Ground, in Blackrock, is known by many local people but few know much about it, whose burial ground it is, its history or its appearance. It is a Quaker burial ground, which has been used since the mid-nineteenth century and has been continuously landscaped, with many beautiful, mature trees. You can visit the Burial Ground add part of Council’s annual series of free heritage tours.



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