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A week draped in blackness

A pall hangs over the west this week. It should have been a week where the main topic of conversation would be whether “Galway will bate Mayo” on Sunday next.

The priest who celebrated his own funeral Mass

Week III

Children - the forgotten mourners

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When a loved one dies children are sometimes unintentionally left out of the grieving process. Families, too shocked and devastated by the passing of a family member, may not even be aware of how much a child is suffering.

Dearth of burial plots upsetting councillors

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The inability of people across County Galway to bury loved ones in local graveyards is causing huge concern to Galway County Council and  the situation has now reached crisis point. This week’s local authority meeting heard that one third of the county’s 230 graveyards now require an extension.

Work on west’s first crematorium to start within months after site gets green light

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Ballinasloe is to be the location for the first crematorium in the west of Ireland, following a decision by An Bord Pleanala to grant full planning permission for the facility at Garbally Demesne, alongside the N6 old Ballinasloe-Loughrea road.

Funding granted for graveyards

Local Cllr John Dolan has welcomed the allocation of €14,000 for the opening of extentsions to both Castledaly and Dunegan graveyards.

Monumental sculptors to be held responsible if burial ground bye-laws are breached

When the burial ground bye-laws are finally passed by Mayo County Council, if there is a breach of the bye-laws in regard to the height and type of grave constructed, the monumental sculptor will be held responsible for it, it emerged this week.

Funeral of man who died in fire to take place today

The funeral of 62-year-old Jim Biggs from Lecarrow, Clare Island, will take place today (Friday).

LEGAL MATTERS

My husband passed away recently. I understand that he made a will prior to his death and left his large farm to his nephew. I am very disappointed as I just received a small bequest from him. Is there anything I can do?

Castlebar man dies in flat fire

A man in his thirties was found dead in an upstairs apartment in Castlebar on Wednesday afternoon.

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