December 6, 2022
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Green light for Kilkenny’s first graveyard facility for cremated remains

A cemetery in Kilkenny city will host the county’s first resting place for cremated remains.

The Columbarium Wall will be installed at St Kieran’s Cemetery. It comes after a public consultation phase for the development ended in November with no submissions from the public.

Council chief executive Colette Byrne said it is hoped a contract for the works will be awarded in early May, with construction expected to take around six-months.

Fianna Fáil councillor John Coonan told local broadcaster KCLR more similar facilities could be built across the county if there is demand for it.

PHOTO: The Columbarian Wall in Thurles

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