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A grave problem in Sligo has been resolved. Concern arose over the layout of grave spaces in a proposed new extension to Sligo cemetery. It was claimed that it would result in people being buried in a north/south position rather than east/west, which is custom and tradition from ancient times.…

There are plans for a major extension to the cemetery in Sligo town. Although it’s one of the largest burial grounds in the region, space is running out, with only about 60 new grave plots now left. An average of about 125 people are buried every year in Sligo Cemetery.…