Press Release: Extension of Lawn Cemetery Kilcoursey 10th August 2022
Pictured at the signing of the contract for the extension works to the Lawn Cemetery, Kilcoursey Cemetery, Clara are, Mr. Tom Shanahan, D.o.S., O.C.C., Cllr. Frank Moran, Cathaoirleach of Offaly County Council, Mr. Gordon Healy, Healy & Sons Civil Works Ltd. and Mark Maken-Finlay, A.O., O.C.C. )
The total extension of the lawn cemetery will cover 2.246ac. (0.909 ha.), and in total, the development will provide 1028 no. new graves spaces. It is estimated that the extension will provide capacity for at least 50 years. The works will be carried out in phases and 138 no. graves will be provided in Phase 1 along with a new entrance from the Horseleap Rd., provision of carparking spaces in the extension, resurfacing of the current carparking space on the Kilbeggan Rd and landscaping. The works are due to commence in late August 2022 and should be substantially completed in 6 to 8 weeks. Subsequent phases will comprise construction of footpaths and headstone foundations as the need arises.