Council to clamp down on Headstones

12 Mar

The town council governing one of Kerry’s largest graveyards is bringing in strict regulations to reduce pressure on the bereaved “for bigger and better” headstones.

During the Celtic Tiger era headstones in Rathass cemetery in Tralee and other Kerry graveyards have grown bigger and more elaborate, putting pressure on neighbouring grave owners and relatives to equal these efforts, according to councillors and officials.

Tens of thousands of euros are being spent on the most elaborate and “vulgar” of the marble and granite sculptures which in some graveyards are more than three metres high and extend across the whole of the grave.

Read more in The Indo

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