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Tuesday 17 October 2017

Grave thefts 'the lowest of the low'

Calvary cemetery
Calvary cemetery

HUbert Murphy

THE 'lowest of the low' is how one local councillor has described those responsible for stealing pot plants from graves at Calvary cemetery.

THE 'lowest of the low' is how one local councillor has described those responsible for stealing pot plants from graves at Calvary cemetery.

Such was the number of thefts that St Mary's parish warned people against placing flowers on graves in advance of last Sunday's annual cemetery devotions.

'Some parishioners have informed us that potted plants have been stolen from their graves recently,' a warning in the weekly mass bulletin remarked.

They then advised people not to leave the plants until after the ceremony.

'This is organised crime,' Cllr Frank Godfrey stated.

'I have no doubt these pot plants are being stolen in the middle of the night and then sold on. I wish them no luck. This is the lowest of the low.'

The St Peter's blessing of the graves takes place on Sunday June 29th at 7pm and the councillor fears the same antics will prevail.

'If I can get volunteers then I'm prepared to patrol the graveyard in advance of the ceremony to prevent a similar occurance,' he remarked.

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