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Construction to start on West of Ireland’s first crematorium

Wednesday, 3rd January, 2018 9:15am

Story by Jacqueline Hogge
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Construction to start on West of Ireland’s first crematorium
Construction to start on West of Ireland’s first crematorium

CONSTRUCTION work on the first crematorium in the west of Ireland is expected to commence later this year, according to the Director of Operations for Ballinasloe’s High Trees Crematorium.

Private funding of over €3.5m is being secured for the project which will see a 20-acre greenfield site developed at Garbally, Demesne on the old N6 near the town.
Planning permission for the development was granted in 2014 and the developer, Kevin Tuohy of BKT Construction, has appointed Athenry native Paul Keane as Director of Operations and Finance Lead in recent weeks.

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