HC Deb 30 June 1884 vol 289 c1674

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, in view of the closing of portions of the Augustinian burial ground at Bally-haunis, county Mayo, against further interments, and of the long delay that must take place before the Board of Guardians can obtain a new cemetery, What provision the Local Government Board propose to make for the burial of members of the families of persons owning grave plots in the ground now closed against interments?


Only. a very small portion of the burial ground was closed by the order of the Local Government Board, and the Board cannot, with due regard to the public health, open it again for interments. Persons who have had members of their families buried in the part of the graveyard which has been closed, can, in future, if they see fit, inter the remains of their relatives in the portion of it which still remains available for such purpose.