Local undertaker re-interred remains scattered around disused graveyard on Carlow/Kildare border

Kildare County Council confirmed to Carlow Live in a statement

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Kildare County Council has confirmed that a "local undertaker" re-interred remains scattered around a disused graveyard on the Carlow/Kildare border.

Due to weather erosion over time and local wildlife activity some remains were "uncovered" at Dunmanogue Graveyard in Castledermot Parish. 

Carlow Live put a series of questions to the local authority about the issue and these included:

What caused the remains to be dug up?

Have the remains been re-interred and if so, when and by whom?

How did the Council ensure the bones were reinterred at the correct grave?

Has Kildare County Council any plans for the upkeep of the graveyard and protecting the remains in the future?

How much money is allocated in grants to the graveyard every year?

How many bodies are understood to be buried there?

In a statement to Carlow Live, the Council said: "This is a very old graveyard and due to weather erosion over time and local wildlife activity some remains were uncovered.

"A local undertaker has since re-interred the remains and Kildare County Council is liaising with the Heritage Officer for advice to prevent this reoccurring."