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

Eamonn Wynne


Eamonn Wynne


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.