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Poll: Should there be rules about headstones in graveyards?

New rules in Donegal could see large ‘gaudy’ headstones being removed.

Image: Old headstones via Shutterstock

RULES GOVERNING TWO cemeteries in Buncrana, Co Donegal, have been revised – and mean that ‘gaudy’ headstones could be banned.

According to the Inishowen News, local priest Fr John Walsh said that the parish could prohibit a monument if it might interfere with the “general effect” or view of the cemeteries.

The regulations will also see a maximum height for gravestones, and locals are advised to get prior parish approval before ordering a memorial.

We ask: Should there be rules about headstones in graveyards?


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