Work is progressing on an extension to St Stephen’s Cemetery in New Ross.
The cemetery committee meeting in late April heard how the work should be completed by the fall, providing more burial spaces for the local population.
Donnelly Civic Engineering was commissioned to carry out the work, which began in mid-May.
In a report distributed at the New Ross Municipal District meeting, it was pointed out that a request has been made for CCTV in the new section. The Columbarium wall will be located to the left of the existing lawn cemetery at the fence.
Cllr Anthony Connick raised the possibility of installing a footpath to bring people from Cluain Fada into the cemetery and into the Irish Quarter.
The meeting heard how only three graves sank into the lawn cemetery during the digging of the graves. The cemetery committee was informed that in 2019 it was agreed that no further raves would be sold in the old cemetery and that there was not enough space in the lawn cemetery for the next year, but with the new lawn cemetery due to be completed by mid-August, people can be assured that places will continue to be available at St Stephen’s.