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Members of the Dromtariffe Cemetery’s Maintenance Committee pictured at a clean-up

Members of the Dromtariffe Cemetery’s Maintenance Committee pictured at a clean-up

Members of the Dromtariffe Cemetery’s Maintenance Committee pictured at a clean-up

A volunteer Dromtariffe committee has maintained a major clean-up of three cemeteries in the parish.

During the past year, the group decided to arrange voluntary clean-up operations and received huge support from the community.

Chairman Charlie Drake expressed a sincere and heartfelt thank you to all the members of the Dromtarriffe Cemetery's Maintenance Committee for the fantastic work carried out at Dromagh, Dromtarriffe Old Cemetery and Dromagh Church of Ireland Cemetery.

"All had fallen badly in need of maintenance work, the Committee was formed and work carried out to a very high standard," said Charlie.

"This work could not be done by any one, two or three people, it was only made possible by team work, and we have a brilliant team, but unfortunately it's a very small team , and we are in need of more volunteers urgently", said Charlie.

"Every house in Dromtariffe Parish and surrounding parishes has some connection with all three Cemeteries.

"Huge credit must also go to Cork County Council for all the backing they gave us and the very fine work carried out by their staff", he added.

The Dromtariffe Committee is keen to maintaining the clean up, which will not only beautify the historic space in honour of those buried but will also be a comfort to families who have lost loves ones.

"With a bit of help, leadership and, yes a bit of hard work, we can maintain the cemeteries. Remember the old saying, many hands make light work and we need some more hands urgently", said Charlie.

The Dromtarriffe Cemetery Maintenance Committee welcome a small donation to continue their terrific work.

Further details, if required, can be obtained by making contact with Charlie at (086) 840 3914 or Derval at (087) 745 2259.

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