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Co. Wexford gets its first Columbarium 29/06/16

| June 29, 2016

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A Co. Wexford parish is this week celebrating being the first graveyard  in Ireland outside Dublin to install a free standing Columbarium for the final storage of cremated human remains.

With the increasing trend towards cremations rather than burials the local parish committee in Cleariestown decided to embark on a project which would provide for the dignified storage of  the precious aches of cremated persons.

The Cleariestown Columbarium is a collection of fifty six secure niches and each niche can accommodate one or two remains.

The front section incorporates a memorial plaque and the cremated remains are placed in specially designed urns

Already there have been several enquiries from members of the public in respect of the Cleariestown facility.

With the growing popularity  of cremations over burials it is expected that the Columbarium in Cleariestown could be in high demand in the years ahead.

The local committee decided to go ahead with the development  on the strength of this upsurge in cremations across Co. Wexford.

Unlike when ashes are buried in a grave there is no maintenance required for a place in a Columbaria.

 

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