Work to finally begin on Maynooth facility to store ashes of loved ones

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Work to finally begin on Maynooth facility to store ashes of loved ones
9:05 Saturday 12th of January 2019

Works are due to finally begin on the construction of a Columbarium Wall to store deceased people's ashes at Laraghbryan Cemetery in Maynooth over the coming weeks.

Laraghbryan Cemetery, about 1km outside Maynooth, is the site of an old monastic settlement and ruined church.

A Columbarium is a building with niches for funeral urns to be stored.

The new development is in response to cremation - instead of burials - becoming increasingly common.

Tenders were issued by Kildare Co Council for the work on the project last summer.

In September 2017, Kildare County Council unveiled the first Columbarium Wall for the county in St. Corban's Cemetery, Naas.

Some individual spaces have been provided and a fee per wall unit will be charged to allow for two urns to be placed in each unit.

An additional inscription fee will also be payable.

The Council is progressing plans to provide similar walls in St. Conleth's (Newbridge), Crookstown, Churchtown (Athy), Rathangan and Donaghcumper (Celbridge).

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