NO GRAVEYARD CRISIS IN NORTH CORK
Amid reports that cemeteries in West Cork are nearing capacity, it has been revealed that graveyards in the North Cork region still have adequate space for burials. The audit that reviewed 86 burial grounds in West Cork disclosed that a lot of rural graveyards are already at capacity or approaching it fast.
The situation doesn’t seem to be as alarming in North Cork, where there is still “adequate space for burials,” Tom O’Sullivan, communications co ordinator for Cork County Council told The Avondhu.
“We are continuously assessing the position regarding availability of burial plots in the Northern Division. There is adequate space for burials, in the medium term, at least, available in cemeteries adjacent to all the major settlements in North Cork.
"Plans have been progressed for the development of cemeteries at Dromina and Lismire, in each case, where a number of older cemeteries in the vicinity have no new plots available, but these plans are now on hold due to funding constraints,” Mr O’Sullivan stated.
Martin Neligan, owner of Neligan’s Funeral Home, told The Avondhu, “There is plenty of space in Kilcrumper. The new cemetery was started in 1973 and it was divided in two lots. The first lot is nearly three quarters full, while the second lot is completely empty. There is enough room for burials here for many years to come. Obviously, in places, there may be problems, but Fermoy wouldn’t be one of those places.”
Thursday 25th March 5:34pm