New Lawn Cemetery Secured for the People of Killarney
I’m very happy to announce that a deal to purchase the New Lawn Cemetery has been agreed. This will secure 800 burial spaces for Killarney which should last for over forty years. This deal is very welcome as there are currently only 2 spaces left at the existing public cemetery at Aghadoe. The new burial plots will be immediately available and that the plots should not be as expensive as those in the current cemeteries.
I have long campaigned for the above to happen, when Mayor of Killarney in 2010/2011, I brought all the stakeholders together to initiate talks on securing a site. While the news today is well overdue it has brought about a successful conclusion.
I would like to thank everybody that contributed to the resolution of this matter, especially the Town Clerk, Michael O’Leary.
Previous Motions Raised
Oct 2013 Cllrs. D. Grady/S. O’Grady “That we Killarney Town Council would immediately go into negotiations with the owners of the Lawn Cemetery in Aghadoe, as the option was available to us up to a year ago. The number of spaces remaining at present in Killarney is 20 spaces.”
Oct 2008 Notice of motion – Cllr Donal Grady “The we the Killarney Town Council as Kerry County Council to compulsory purchase 3 acres approximately of land in the vicinity of Aghadoe Graveyard, and that Killarney Town Council support their efforts to acquire a burial ground for the people of Killarney.