Gardaí investigate criminal damage to tomb in graveyard on Carlow/Kilkenny border

Tomb dates back to the 17th Century

Sam Matthews


Sam Matthews



St Mary's Church and graveyard in Gowran

Gardaí are seeking information after in relation to damage to a tomb at St Mary’s Church in Gowran.

It was damaged sometime between September 1 last year and last Thursday.

The tomb, which dates back to the 17th Century, is inside the mortuary chapel of the church which is locked.

The damage to the lid of the tomb was discovered by workers who were readying the site for possible reopening later in the summer.

Anyone with information should contact Gardaí on 056-7775000.