Major funding boost for cemeteries in north Longford

A north Longford Fianna Fail Councillor has welcomed a major funding boost for cemeteries in the north of the county.

This week Granard Municipal District was handed a major cash injection, with an extra 35,000 euro added to its 2018 budget due to an overall increase in the local property tax takings in the county.

The MD agreed at its monthly meeting to grant aid a number of local projects from the additional cash including two and a half thousand euro for a graveyard in Drumlish, two thousand euro for a cemetery in Ballinalee and two thousand euro to the cemetery in Abbeylara.

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Christmas lights in Granard and Drumlish also received significant funding boosts and councillor PJ Reilly says it’s great to be able to help out with community projects: