Cemetery
dumpers return

A Rosenallis councillor wants a ‘no dumping’ sign erected at the local cemetery to deter future dumping in the area.

A Rosenallis councillor wants a ‘no dumping’ sign erected at the local cemetery to deter future dumping in the area.

Cllr Seamus McDonald said the council removed a trailer load of rubbish that had been dumped there in December, but as much has accumulated again.

“It’s been dumped over the wall on top of two graves, but it’s very embarrassing for the relatives of these people. The council took a load away in December, but it’s built up again.

Cllr McDonald said there was also two trees in the graveyard that needed the council’s attention.

“One will blow down if there is strong winds and knock over a few headstones,” he said.

C Paddy Bracken said the Mountmellick Cemetery regularly remove litter. He suggested Rosenallis should organise a committee for the upkeep of the cemetery.

“It’s despicable to think that people are dumping in the cemetery. A committee won’t solve the problem, but it might help,” he said.

Cllr McDonald said he would look into organising a committee. Director of services, Anna Marie Delaney undertook to speak to the environment section about removing the rubbish