A heartbroken mother of a child who died on the day he was born has called on vandals to stop desecrating her sons grave.
Mary Cleary said her family are devastated by the regular acts of vandalism carried out on her only childs grave in St.Maryâ€™s Cemetery in Cahir.
Her son Dylan died when he was born in St.Josephs Hospital in Clonmel on September 2nd 1996 and since then his grave has been subjected to mindless acts of vansalism.
â€œDylan never had a chance to do any harm to anybody.If they came up to my house and broke every window I could handle that but why are they doing this,Its just sick.â€said Mary.
She appealed to those responsible to stop as it was causing huge distress to her and her husband Tom and their family.On Dylans anniversary this year Mary and Tom discovered that four items had been taken from the grave- two show globes with angels in them, an angel with a candleholder with his name and a plain angel.
â€œItems have been taken from the grave all year round but mostly it occurs around his anniversary.It started shortly after he was born and it has continued since,â€ said Mary who is from Cahir and lives in Ballyporeen with her husband Tom.
â€œWe have been to the guards at least four times about this but what can they do.They cannot watch the cemetery all day long.I would like if those responsible for it were caught but that is unlikely but at this stage we would be happy if they just stopped doing it.All we want is peace,â€ said Mary.
â€œEverytime I approach the grave I am in fear because I donâ€™t know what I am going to discover,â€ said Mary.
Mary said they were tortured over the years and said her family wanted an end to it.