600 additional plots planned for cemetery
THE capacity of Bohernabreena Cemetery is set to increase with the development of 600 additional plots next year.
This follows on from a new section being opened in the graveyard this year, consisting of 170 additional grave plots.
South Dublin County Council provided this information in response to a motion tabled by Mayor Emma Murphy at an area committee meeting on Tuesday, asking for an update on the cemetery.
The council stated that there are staff from their public realm section that are assigned to Bohernabreena Cemetery “on a permanent basis”.
“Those staff clean and litter pick the graveyard on a daily basis,” said the local authority.
“During the grass cutting season the grass is cut weekly using a variety of equipment including ride on lawn mower, pedestrian mower and strimmer.
“Roads and footpaths are swept as needed to deal with any deposits of soil arising from the digging of graves.
“Weed control measures were required early in the year to deal with the spread of a weed known as Marestail and this was brought under control early in the year.
“The waste bunkers which are used by gravediggers and visitors to the graveyard are cleaned out as required and waste disposed of at an appropriate facility.”
The council also noted that maintenance and improvement works were carried out during the year to the public toilets “and these are cleaned and serviced on an ongoing basis”.