Special event held to celebrate restoration of Dougher Cemetery

Just some of the crowd at the Dougher Cemetery event
Just some of the crowd at the Dougher Cemetery event

Hundreds gathered at the Dougher Cemetery to celebrate months of painstaking restoration work.

Local volunteers had given up hours of time to clear the vandalised and neglected graveyard to its original splendour.

Attending a special event at the Dougher Cemetery in Lurgan

Attending a special event at the Dougher Cemetery in Lurgan

Two special monuments were unveiled at the event on Sunday October 11.

One was from the people of the Shankill area who had been part of the restoration work and have many relatives and friends buring at the graveyard.

Another was a monument with a special poem written by local man Gregory Creaney - a tribute to those who died in the Irish Famine.

Unveiling a special monument with a poem for the victims of the Irish Famine at the Dougher Cemetery

Unveiling a special monument with a poem for the victims of the Irish Famine at the Dougher Cemetery