North Cork Fine Gael Councillor John Paul O’ Shea has this week confirmed that Cork County Council is to create a new cemetery for the village of Dromina and surrounding areas.
The area has been without a cemetery in recent years since the closure of Killabraher cemetery due to capacity levels in the cemetery reaching its maximum. The lands which the new cemetery will be created are within a short distance of Dromina village and will create almost 600 new burial plots for the people of the area.
Commenting on the announcement of the new cemetery, Cllr. O’ Shea said “This is a very welcomed development for the village of Dromina and I am delighted Cork County Council is in the position to pursue this new cemetery for the people of the area. The community in Dromina have been very anxious to see a new cemetery being provided as Killabraher is now at full capacity. Dromina caters for a large catchment area so it is important to ensure the provision of a cemetery for this area.
Cllr. O’ Shea added “I also want to acknowledge the co-operation of local landowners who were very helpful to Cork County Council throughout this process. While it will take time to develop the new cemetery, today’s announcement ensures the people who would like to avail of the new cemetery in Dromina as their final resting place can do so in the very near future”.