Monkshill development works to start this month
The Newry & Mourne District Council have this week announced that new development works are set to commence in Monkshill Cemetery in Newry. The work is set to commence next week and will be ongoing for 6 months.
Some of the development works includes upgrades to the existing cemetery, including replacing flagged footpaths with concreted footpaths. Visual and safety improvements to cemetery are also planned.
Speaking on the works, Mayor Charlie Casey said, “Currently there is space for approximately a further 2 years burial capacity within the final section of Monkshill Cemetery. However, plans for the new section which will be developed has a burial capacity for a further 26 years, based on current demand. This new development of the Cemetery will take place within the grassed area below the Chapel of Ease, where approximately a further 800 graves are being developed.”
Director of Technical & Leisure Services, Mr McCorry, has stated “I am pleased that Newry & Mourne Council is able to improve on and extend the capacity of this final resting place for the people of Newry & Mourne. It is an important part of the Council’s role in its service to the public, and the management and development of the Council’s Municipal Cemeteries is a vital and fundamental responsibility which is dealt with the utmost discretion by the Council Officers’ involved”.
The Council has apologised for any inconvenience which may be caused, and are grateful for the anticipated co-operation of people during this period of time. Further details, including maps of these development works can be found on the Council’s website at www.newryandmourne.gov.uk, or you can speak with a Council representative at 028 3031 3233 with any queries.
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