Dog owners asked to stop using Rath cemetery as a walk for their pets

An appeal’s been made to Tralee dog owners to stop bringing their pets to Rath cemetery, after numerous complaints have been made about damage done to family graves in recent weeks.

The complaints include flower arragements being knocked over, muddy paw prints on walls and  dogs fouling on graves.

A sign stating that dogs are not allowed in the graveyard is being ignored.

Some family members claim the cemetery’s being used as a shortcut for people walking their dogs.

Cllr Norma Foley says she’s asking management of Kerry County Council to use more forceful measures against those who disobey the ‘no dogs’ rules.

Speaking on Radio Kerry’s Talkabout programme, Cllr Foley appealed to people to show more respect for those buried in Rath: