Council seeking site for new cemetery in Castletroy

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Labour Party councillor Elena Secas

LIMERICK City and County Council is looking to identify a suitable site for a new cemetery in the Castletroy area.

In response to a question from Labour Party councillor Elena Secas, Director of Services for the Planning section of the local authority, Nuala Gallagher revealed that the process is at an early stage.

She told council members that it is the local authority’s intention to have a site identified by mid 2022. However, Ms Gallagher explained that acquiring the land could take up to 2023, while the development of the new cemetery may take a further two years bringing it to 2026.

Cllr Secas has long campaigned for a new burial ground for Castletroy, which is one of the fastest-growing suburbs in the Mid West.