Glenealy graveyard in the long grass

The community of Glenealy are growing concerned at the lack of maintenance by Wicklow Co.Council in the local graveyard.

In recent months the grass has grown to as high as two foot .

Two TUS workers  in the village who had been assigned to take care of the graveyard area where withdrawn due to a new council contact with Gateway.

One local woman contacted Wicklow Co.Council but was told a new contract had been agreed with the company Gateway and it was at their discretion when the graveyard would have the grass cut, Gateway were contacted but no date has been given as to when they can reach Glenealy. The woman who did not wished to be named told Wicklownews “We are in a catch 22 situation if we go in and do it ourselves were told we are responsible for any accidents that may occur and if we don’t people think we are letting the place go and have forgot about our loved ones. It does not make sense that we had two TUS workers who looked after the graveyard basically for free and now the Co.Council pay more money a company to come in and do it, no wonder the country is the way it is.”

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