Councillor’s Anger At Restricted Access To Cemetery Over Christmas Period

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The vehicle access point to Rath Cemetery on the Ballinorig Road.

A TRALEE councillor expressed her anger and frustration that people with mobility issues were not able to access Rath Cemetery for a five days over the Christmas period.

Cllr Norma Foley brought up the issue at Monday’s meeting of the Tralee Municipal District of Kerry County Council.

The Fianna Fail councillor said she had been approached by a number of people over the Christmas period who could not drive into the cemetery from the Ballinorig entrance as the gates were closed over a five day period.

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There was access for pedestrians, but for elderly people and people with mobility issues, this was not sufficient as they need to get as close to loved one’s graves as possible by vehicle.

“I’m so aggrieved by it,” said Cllr Foley. “There are so many elderly people who go to the graveyard and they couldn’t get in there. It’s a complete infringement of their rights. It was horrendous for people, especially over the Christmas period.”

She said it’s an ongoing issue at weekends and especially over bank holiday weekends. The Council is to look at the vehicular access issue this year.

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