§ MR. KENNEDY (Kildare, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the ancient graveyard of Con-fey, near Leixlip, Union of Celbridge, is at present entirely uncared for, and that, owing to the absence of any proper walk, and the presence of bushwood and weeds, the interment of the dead is rendered a matter of much difficulty; and whether he will cause the Local Government Board to direct the Local Burial Board to put the graveyard in decent repair, and appoint a caretaker for its proper management, according to the existing Rules and Regulations of the Local Government Board with regard to burial grounds in Ireland?
THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. J. MORLEY, Newcastle-upon-Tyne)
The Local Government Board inform me that no complaints have been made to them with regard to the condition of the graveyard referred to. They learn, however, from the clerk of the Union that some repairs are necessary in the walls surrounding the cemetery, but that its present state is not such as to render interments more difficult than hitherto. The Guardians have appointed a caretaker for the ground, and have now under consideration the question of the propriety of taking steps to improve and enlarge the cemetery.