Temple Hill Burial Ground – a book by Seán McCrum about the Quaker burial ground in Blackrock, Co Dublin – was launched in Blackrock Library on Saturday 15th December.
The book, which is accompanied by two CDs, explores 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 over many years.
Doreen Kennedy, photographer, has contributed a series of atmospheric images, reproduced in full colour.
Artist Anthony Kelly visited the burial ground over a three year period exploring its rich sensory environment through sound recording.
The first CD features a detailed conversation between Christopher Nuzum and Seán McCrum. The second 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 book and CDs cost €15 altogether and may be purchased from www.fapointrecordings.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.