Special wall to hold urns may be built at a Longford graveyard

Longford County Council is to carry out a feasibility study on the building of a special Columbarium Wall at Ballymacormack graveyard on the outskirts of the county town.

A Columbarium Wall allows the placing of cremated remains into niches, each with a front incorporating a memorial plaque.

Councillor Peggy Nolan says she’s been approached by a number of people in recent years who live abroad but would like their ashes interred in Longford when the time comes.

Members were told yesterday that the idea has been approved at Corporate Policy Group level and a feasibility study is to be carried out over this year.

Chairman Seamus Butler said he didn’t see any reason why a study would take a year to complete, and he’d like to see the project fast tracked.

Councillor Nolan says she doesn’t see any need for a feasibility study for the project at all: