Glenroe overall winners in Burial Ground Awards

Glenroe took the overall first prize in the Modern Category of the Limerick City & County Council Burial Awards while Mahoonagh Beg Burial Ground in Newcastle West was named as winner in the Ancient Category. Ballingaddy Graveyard took first place in that section for the Cappamore – Kilmallock Municipal District, with Galbally Graveyard coming in third. The Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr Gerald Mitchell, had high praise for all those that work so hard to keep our burial places neat and tidy: “Limerick City and County Council is grateful to all those who, day in and day out, week after week, tirelessly maintain the local burial grounds,” he said. “I want to acknowledge all the communities, burial ground committees, caretakers, and parish councils responsible for the upkeep of Limerick’s 250 cemeteries. Your work not only ensures the physical care of these grounds but also reflects the enduring influence of our loved ones who have departed.”
A collaborative effort
“Collaborating with entities like Ballyhoura Development, West Limerick Resources, Limerick Civic Trust, and participants and supervisors of FAS, TUS, and RSS schemes, you collectively contribute to the preservation and maintenance of these sacred spaces,” the mayor added.
Limerick City and County Council recognises the desire of people to be buried in their own localities. An extension to Ballylanders Burial ground was completed in 2023, while a Muslim burial ground has been developed in Patrickswell.
The construction of the extension to Askeaton burial ground is underway and the Council remains committed to securing further sites to meet the needs of communities.