All Souls clean-up at Limerick cemetery

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Joe Quinlivan hard at work during the clean-up. Picture: Diarmuid Greene/Fusionshooters
Joe Quinlivan hard at work during the clean-up. Picture: Diarmuid Greene/Fusionshooters
Joe Quinlivan hard at work during the clean-up.
Picture: Diarmuid Greene/Fusionshooters

A MASSIVE clean-up of Limerick city’s Mount Saint Lawrence Cemetery has been carried out this week by over 40 staff from Limerick Civic Trust in advance of All Souls Day on Monday November 2.

Undertaken as part of ongoing work by Limerick Civic Trust, local authority staff have already restored and repaired 50 headstones and tended to more than 150 graves in Mount Saint Lawrence. Restoration works are also taking place in the cemetery’s Mortuary Chapel with the total restoration and refurbishment of the apse roof nearing completion.

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This week’s giant clean-up marks Limerick Civic Trust’s final project in Mount Saint Lawrence for 2015.

“Unfortunately, many areas of the graveyard showed a lot of signs of neglect,” said Limerick Civic Trust manager David O’Brien.

“The cemetery has many visitors between All Souls and Christmas time, so it’s nice to have it in a more respectful and fitting condition. I would also like to thank the supervisors for organising the day as well as management and staff of Limerick City and County Council for their support.”