Temple Hill Burial Ground Book Launch

All are welcome to the book launch of

Temple Hill Burial Ground

on Saturday 15 December at 3.00 pm

in Blackrock Public Library.

Temple Hill Burial Ground combines a book and two CDs to explore the unique environment and history of Temple Hill Burial Ground through text, colour photography and sound recording.

It features essays and related articles by Seán McCrum. These include an interview with Christopher Nuzum who has worked on revitalising the burial ground for over many years years.

Doreen Kennedy, photographer, has contributed a series of atmospheric images, reproduced here in full colour.

Artist Anthony Kelly visited the burial ground over a three year period exploring its rich sensory environment through sound recording.

There are two Cds which are part of the publication. The first features a detailed conversation between Christopher Nuzum and Seán McCrum. The second CD features a composition interweaving voices (including stonemason Michael Roe and Christopher Nuzum) with an evocative series of nature recordings made by Anthony Kelly over three years in Temple Hill.

The launch will include a short introduction to the project by Seán McCrum followed by an audio playback by Anthony Kelly featuring some of the sound recordings from the two CD’s included in the book.

You can purchase the book & CD’s for 15 euros at the launch and from www.farpointrecordings.com

Temple Hill Burial Ground is in Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Ireland. Many local people know where it is, but very few know anything about it – whose burial ground it is, its history or its appearance.

Many people are very curious to know more – hence this publication. This is a Quaker burial ground, which has been used since the mid-nineteenth century. It has been continuously landscaped. There are many mature trees. It is a safe place for wildlife. It is a peaceable place to visit.

We hope that this publication gives you a sense of the place. If you are able, you can visit it during Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council’s annual Summer Heritage Festival.