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County council may have to use CPOs to tackle problem of lack of burial grounds

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Galway County Council will use compulsory purchase orders for burial grounds if necessary. Available space is reducing in several areas with councillors voicing their concerns during an online county council meeting on Monday.

Macnas to ‘Danse Macabre’ for Halloween

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Ireland’s largest free Halloween event set to unleash curiosity, fear, grief, love, laughter and party onto the streets

Macnas to Danse Macabre through the Galway streets

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Macnas will Danse Macabre through the streets of Galway city during the October Bank Holiday Weekend, unleashing curiosity, fear, grief, love, laughter, and one hell of a party along the way.

Two funerals at Menlo Castle cemetery

I have mentioned recently Sir William Wilde’s energetic guide to Lough Corrib - Its shores and Islands (published 1867), and his excitement as he and his family steamed across Ireland from Dublin, to begin their long summer holiday at their holiday home, Moytura Lodge, Cong, at the very north of the lake. From steam train to the Eglinton steamer, which left Galway every day to service the villages on the lakeshore, including Cong, the Wildes steamed passed the ancient home of the Blakes at Menlough (Menlo)* located just before the river enters the great lake.

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

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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.


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