Mary B. Timoney, BA, HDEd, MA, MIAI, Research Archaeologist, originally from Waterford and now living in south Sligo, has been researching graveyard memorials since 1984. She received an M.A. from U.C.C. in 2001 for her study of The Decorated Box Tombs of the Skreen School, Co. Sligo, c. 1780-1850. In 2005 she published Had Me Made, A Study of the Grave Memorials of Co. Sligo from c. 1650 to the Present.
She has lectured and published on grave memorials in Counties Cavan, Monaghan, Roscommon and Sligo as well as on the Association for the Preservation of the Memorials of the Dead, Ireland, and on the care of graveyard