Works are now complete on the provision of an extension to the Rooske Road Burial Grounds in Dunboyne.

The extended area set over circa 3 acres has a capacity for single-plot burials together with a Columbarium Wall containing 20 niches.

The upgraded burial facility also has scope for the construction of a garden of remembrance to retain urns, remembrance stones, and additional columbarium walls.

The development includes ancillary works such as internal access roads and footpaths, pedestrian and vehicle linkage to Rooske Old Cemetery, a carpark for 32 vehicles with public lighting and drainage works.

It is proposed to construct a caretaker’s office/ canteen and toilet facilities as well as an enhanced entrance area in early 2023.

Speaking to Meath Live, Fianna Fáil councillor Damien O’Reilly said the development is greatly appreciated.

“After 10 to 15 years of growing concern, this news is welcomed by all families in the greater Dunboyne area.

“It means that Dunboyne now has a fully serviced modern graveyard that will service the locality for the next 50 years.”