Repairs to wall at Clonmel graveyard would cost more than €60,000

Eamonn Wynne

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Eamonn Wynne

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Quaker burial ground

The wall at the Quaker burial ground in Clonmel collapsed in recent months

It has emerged that it would cost in the region of €60,000-plus to restore the collapsed wall at the Quaker burial ground in Clonmel.

District Administrator Anthony Coleman told a meeting of Clonmel Borough District that the wall was examined by consultants, and the site had been secured and made safe.

The wall was a protected structure, which complicated matters, he added.

Mr. Coleman didn't believe that the council's insurance would cover the cost of the repairs, which would amount to more than €60,000.

However Cllr. Pat English suggested that this was an avenue that should be pursued.

A significant portion of the wall in the laneway at the rear of houses in Anne Street collapsed into the Quaker burial ground a few months ago.

The Society of Friends (Quakers) graveyard was opened in 1709. Many very prominent Clonmel Anglo-Irish families are buried there, as the plaque at the entrance arch in O'Neill Street indicates.