New graveyard needed in Monasteraden in South Sligo

Landowners in the Monasteraden area of South Sligo are being asked to come forward in relation to the identification of lands suitable for a new graveyard in the area.

The current graveyard in Monasteraden Cemetery is now full to capacity.

The issue was brought to the attention of Sligo County Council at a recent meeting of the Ballymote/Tubbercurry Municipal District, following a motion brought forward by Independent Councillor Margaret Gormley.

Councillor Gormley said the current situation where people in the area are now having to bury loved ones in graveyards in neighbouring communities was extremely upsetting for many families.