I Want to Listen to Headstones
It's a place I've photographed often since moving to Cashel in 2005. Now I want to learn from the experts how to put together a body of work that can be safely digitised into a dataset that researchers from around the world might use to find their part in Irish history.
All the most important people are buried inside the main abbey structure. Since the 1500s, a lot of the inscriptions have worn down due to time and footsteps. However, simple recovery techniques exist to raise the lettering and to create electronic artifacts that will give testimony to part of the heritage of Tipperary that lies in the shadow of the Rock of Cashel. It's also the place where Queen Elizabeth landed in her helicopter during her official visit to Ireland a few years ago. No plaque marks that spot but an oral record could help annotate the place for the archive of the internet.