The need for additional graveyard land has arisen as a major issue for Letterkenny, according to local Councillor Ciaran Brogan.
As space in the town’s current designated graveyards runs out, the council has been called on to address the issue as a matter of urgency.
Cllr Brogan said that the issue can be seen first-hand and it should be addressed in the Local Area Plan. “I think this has to be a huge priority for this council and it’s becoming very clear that there are no additional lands for graves,” he said.
The Letterkenny Local Area Planning consultations were described as a success for the council as they prepare for the growth of the town into a future city. Over 500 submissions were made online from engaged members of the community who shared ideas on how they would like to see the town develop.
The council said that the matter of graveyards is on the planning agenda and confirmed that they have received direction in the identification of suitable ground.