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Monday 21 April 2014

No cash for graveyard extension

THERE APPEARS to be little hope of a new graveyard or even an extension to the existing burial ground in Lusk in the immediate future after the council said it had no cash to provide new capacity in the town.

Cllr Ken Farrell (Lab) asked the local authority for an update on the possibility of providing a new graveyard for Lusk but got little comfort from the reply. The council said: 'Preliminary investigations on the land at the rear of the burial ground in Lusk (at Katy Hunt's Cottage) have indicated that it may be suitable for use as an extension to the existing graveyard. 'However, significant capital funding would be required to clear and develop the land and to carry out the necessary construction works. However, this funding is currently unavailable. 'The recently completed burial ground at Flemington, Balbriggan as well as the larger capacity burial grounds at Ardla (Skerries), Rolestown (Swords) and Whitestown (Rush) are available to facilitate the needs of the residents of Fingal for the immediate future.'

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