Cork County Council has confirmed this week that agreement has been made to purchase additional lands to accommodate an extension to Kilbrin Graveyard in North Cork.
Cork County Council will now proceed and advertise a Part 8 (Council Planning Process) to extend the current graveyard in Kilbrin.
Welcoming the confirmation of the extension to Kilbrin Graveyard, North Cork Fine Gael Councillor John Paul O’Shea said “This is very welcome news for the people of Kilbrin and surrounding areas. The current graveyard in Kilbrin is nearing capacity and I am delighted we have now secured additional lands to accommodate an extension to the graveyard. I look forward to seeing this progress as soon as possible”.
Cllr. O’Shea added “There is also a very active voluntary committee working to improve the existing graveyard and I want to take this opportunity to thank them for their time and dedication to their graveyard. You only have to visit the graveyard to see the pride they have in maintaining the graveyard for their loves ones”.
His brother Cllr. Tony O’Shea (FG) who also represents the Kilbrin area said “We as elected members have all been contacted by many constituents in recent years who were seeking to purchase new graves in Kilbrin for their final resting place. I want to thank the Council for pursuing this extension on behalf of the people of Kilbrin and to the local landowner for being so accommodating in this regard”.