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Limerick Civic Trust Mass Cemetery clean up Limerick Civic Trust Mass Cemetery clean up


Limerick Civic Trust Mass Cemetery clean up underway ahead of Christmas

Limerick Civic Trust Mass Cemetery clean up of 5 cemeteries across Limerick November 2016.

Over 40 staff from Limerick Civic Trust are in the midst of a giant clean-up of five Limerick cemeteries; Mount St Laurence, Mount St Oliver, St Patrick’s, St John’s and St Michael’s will all be cleared of rubbish, leaves and debris in preparation for Christmas.

The Limerick Civic Trust Mass Cemetery clean-up is part of ongoing maintenance work by Limerick Civic Trust at the various cemeteries throughout the year with the support of Limerick City and County Council. In the last two years, staff at the Trust have restored and repaired 50 graves and tended to over 150 graves in Mount Saint Lawrence. They have also been involved with the restoration of the Mortuary Chapel at the graveyard.

Limerick Civic Trust Mass Cemetery clean up

At the Limerick Civic Trust mass clean-up of 5 cemeteries across Limerick in time for Christmas 2016.

David O’Brien, CEO of Limerick Civic Trust said: “The team does tremendous work throughout the year maintaining the graveyards. This end of year giant clean-up ensures that the various cemeteries are presented well and in good order in the run up to Christmas when so many visitors are expected. I would like to thank the team for all their hard work, the supervisors for organizing the days and the Limerick City and County Council for their support.”

Limerick Civic Trust, which was formed in 1983, is an independent, non-profit making voluntary society.  It is mainly supported through donations from local government, industry, business, and individuals.  Its mission is to protect and enhance Limerick’s heritage and environment through conservation and preservation, improving civic amenities and education and research.

The Trust undertakes projects that make places more attractive, enjoyable and distinctive.  Whether it’s improving or maintaining a graveyard, a riverside walk, community garden or City Street, the Trust’s work aims to promote civic pride.  The Trust also undertakes conservation and preservation projects as well as Educational and Research work. Limerick Civic Trust Mass Cemetery clean up

Find out more about Limerick Civic Trust here.

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