CLLR Pete Roche with Christina Heneghan and Sheila Stone from the Killererrin Graveyard Group where drainage work is to commence shortly to address long standing flooding in the cemetery. Photo: Ray Ryan

Solution in sight to end flooding of Killererin burial plots

Sections of graveyard ‘a swamp’

DRAINAGE work at a North Galway cemetery that has been plagued by flooding since it was first opened over 50 years ago is to commence in the coming weeks.

The New Graveyard in Killererin was opened in 1968 and families whose loved ones are buried to the rear of the cemetery have experienced serious issues with flooded graves and damage to plots.

The issue came to a head last year when the family of a deceased man had to relocate his burial to Creevaghbaun cemetery after the family plot in Killererin was found to be flooded when it was opened.

Local councillor Pete Roche said families had endured further grief after the death of their loved ones, with winter burials a particular problem due to the flooding…

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