Work accomplished during 2012 at Holy Cross Cemetery
-25 New bases constructed for stones lying on the ground
-40 stones fractured multiple times repaired, and erected .
-50 U sleeves and 10 J sleeves placed on fragile stones .
-200 stones refurbished and straightened with gravel .
-25 stones raised and straightened with the Triangle .
-South park street fence repaired and painted .
-Front doors and wall and rear trim window of Chapel replaced and repaired .
-Leveled many areas of uneven ground and seeded grass
-Planted new flowers for spring
-Placed two new benches .
-Digital dvd completed re: documentation of gravestones . 16000 hours of volunteer work done since day one.
Holy Cross Cemetery is a treasured "rural cemetery" of Irish heritage in the heart of the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Many Irish immigrants who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia prior to Canada's Confederation and many of their descendants are buried in Holy Cross Cemetery. Holy Cross is known for the "Chapel Built in a Day" raised by nearly 2000 volunteers on August 31, 1843. The Cemetery is also the final resting place of the fourth Prime Minister of Canada.
If you are interested in history, genealogy and the preservation of historic and cultural sites, our website provides that and more. You can contribute to restoring Holy Cross Cemetery's past and protecting its future.