New north Kerry cemetery to have 100 fewer plots for single burials only

Kerry County Council says a proposed new burial ground in north Kerry will be developed shortly, but with 100 fewer plots.

The new cemetery in Lixnaw will also only have plots for single burials.
The proposed new burial ground for Lixnaw is to be located at the edge of the village on a 1.5 acre site between the community hall and the presbytery.

Kerry County Council unveiled plans in October 2015 for a cemetery that would facilitate 988 grave spaces.

The council now says the new burial ground will proceed to development shortly, but with 104 fewer plots.

All 884 plots in the cemetery will be for single burials only; there will no double or family plots.

Following site investigations, it was agreed that section B, which would have contained 79 plots, shouldn’t be used for burials.

Another 25 plots in section H are being removed due to the need for a greater separation distance from a well.

Concerns have been raised locally about the delay in developing the new burial ground, with some people having to bury loved ones in neighbouring villages due to a lack of space in the current cemetery.