Conserving Our Heritage

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  • Clonmacnoise


There are many heritage sites like Clonmacnoise across the country. It is important to look after these sites, as they tell us much about our past. The Office of Public Works (OPW) took charge of Clonmacnoise in 1955.

Take a look at the photo on the right. This picture was taken in 1955. Can you see how overgrown the grass in the graveyard was at that time?

Since the 1950s, the site has been properly maintained and much preservation work has been carried out there.

Here is another photograph of how the site looks today. What differences do you notice between the two photos?