Outdoor altar in
local graveyard

The Remembrence Garden which was recently opened at Drumshanbo New Cemetery. Photo by Willie Donnellan
Murhaun Parish Council, Drumshanbo commissioned the local FAS scheme led by David McGourty to design and construct a reflection area on the grounds of the local graveyard.

Murhaun Parish Council, Drumshanbo commissioned the local FAS scheme led by David McGourty to design and construct a reflection area on the grounds of the local graveyard.

This structure also doubles up as an Altar which was used for Cemetery Sunday Mass last August. The design of the Altar is set around the Eucharist Cross and commemorates the Year of Faith (2012-2013) and the Eucharist Congress which took place in Dublin during the Summer of 2012.

The Parish Council are indebted to David McGourty who holds an MSC in Design Management and is also an Architectural Technician who designed the structure which includes many symbols of faith and presents a beautiful area for visitors to the graveyard to reflect or pray.

The on-going maintenance of the graveyard is co-ordinated by Seamus Shanley and the RSS group of workers under the Leitrim Development Company who insure the grass is cut and the grounds are kept in a very tidy state.

The Parish Council made a presentation to both teams for their work on behalf of a very grateful community last Friday week, October 4th in Scollan’s GALA.

Appreciation must go to Padraic McShera, Senior Executive Engineer with Leitrim County Council for his support alongside Paul Hamilton from the VEC who assisted with a training fund.