Anti-social ‘grave robbers’

By Dan Walsh

Anti-social behavour raises its ugly head in many forms, but few acts of destruction are as despicable as damage to family graves in lonely graveyards.

Matters of this nature were raised at Monday’s meeting of Enniscorthy Municipal District Council held under Covid-19 government guideline restrictions in the Riverside Park Hotel.

Cllr John O’Rourke raised concerns about the disappearance of family artefacts from loved one’s graves at St. Mary’s Cemetery. “This kind of anti-social behaviour is on the rise again,” he said.

District Manager Ger Mackey said the interference with family graves was “despicable anti-social behaviour” but believed there is “only a tiny majority involved.” He promised to have a chat with the caretaker but he doesn’t really want to put CCTV cameras in a graveyard as he felt it is not right!

Cathaoirleach Cllr Barbara-Anne Murphy recalled similar anti-social behaviour at Bunclody Cemetery on Ryland Road. “People are very distressed by what’s happening there and items are being stolen,” she concluded.

CALVARY at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Enniscorthy

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