Garda on patrol at cemetery mass

Garda patrols and the banning of cars to stop “unwanted items getting into the area in car boots” is on the cards for the annual cemetery used by Graiguecullen parishioners.

Garda patrols and the banning of cars to stop “unwanted items getting into the area in car boots” is on the cards for the annual cemetery used by Graiguecullen parishioners.

The St Mary’s Cemetery Mass will be held on next Monday July 8 at 7.30pm. Incidents in recent years included “anti-social behaviour”. Last year the Joint Policing Committee implemented a number of measures. Further restriction are planned for next week including “very tight restricitons” on access.

“Only cars with valid invalidity passes will be allowed into the cemetery. Car parking will be available in the vicinity of the cemetery.

“There will be a drop off point outside the main gates. Hopefully this will ensure that the Emergency Services will have full access to the cemetery and also help to prevent unwanted items getting into the area in car boots,” say the organisers.

The “very tight restrictions” on vehicles entering the cemetery will apply from 2pm and the gates will be closed altogether from 6.30pm.

Gardaí will to enforce the controls from early morning and patrol inside the cemetery as well as outside.