Stones were taken off two graves in a rural graveyard in the Castlebar area recently, and local councillor Donna Sheridan says it is a despicable act.

The Fine Gael councillor said a family with two well maintained graves in Keelogues graveyard, arrived for a funeral in recent days, to find the black and white stones that were on both graves, almost entirely removed.

She says it was very upsetting for the bereaved family and disappointing for the local Keelogues Cemetery Committee that work voluntarily, weekly, to ensure the graveyard is kept in good condition.

The matter has been reported to the gardai, as councillor Sheridan insists it doesn’t make sense, the excuse sometimes used, that birds take the stones off graves.

The councillor has been giving more details to Midwest Radio News editor Teresa O’Malley...

 

 

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