Not difficult of find on google: https://www.heritagecouncil.ie/content/files/guidance_care_conservation_recording_historic_graveyards_2011_7mb.pdf
Thanks, that is a very comprehensive and interesting guide.
The advice on lighting though is perhaps a bit out of date - i.e. portable generator and halogen lights. LED lights are now much more efficient than halogen, and can be powered by a battery instead of a generator. So I think I will visit my local hardware and buy a couple of LED lights of the type sold for use in workshops/garages and try out the technique.
I'm horrified to see all those chalkmarks. I may check FB for that group, but probably won't find it.
Those pictures that you posted are an absolute disgrace. And the pink! When will it wash off?
Imagine if family visited the plot!
Using cheap tinfoil usually works well
Some examples here:
Depending on the weather, I use a mirror or an umbrella - it's all about casting a shadow. Got a cheap A4 size mirror in dealz that works a treat.
Yer wan using the chalk is a vandal.
If you find it, would you mind posting a link.
She mightn't realise it but that's what she is.
Mebbe we should all have a look, one of us might be successful. It would distress me to find family graves in that state.
Leave the dead alone.
As genealogists we can do no such thing.
But it's the headstone that concerns us - not the remains.
leave them alone.
Leave who alone?