EXCLUSIVE: Carlow County Council has made over €126,000 from grave sales since 2014

Figures obtained from a Freedom of Information request have revealed

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Eighteen cemeteries under Council control

Carlow County Council made over €126,000 since 2014 from grave sales at the eighteen cemeteries under their control, Carlow Live can exclusively reveal.

Figures obtained from a Freedom of Information revealed the revenues from grave sales has generally been decreasing every year. 

The request sought a list of cemeteries under the control of Carlow County Council, and the income generated by the sale of graveplots for the years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and to date in 2018. 

The figures broken down show that the revenues peaked in 2015 at €29,400 and this was up from the 2014 figure of €19,305.

Meanwhile, revenues in 2016 came to €26,300 and €26,495 last year. 

Income generated to date in 2018 has come to €24,800. 

The list of the eighteen cemeteries under the control of the Council includes: Ballon Cemetery, Clonegal Cemetery, Ballymoon Cemetery, Ballinabranna Cemetery, Kildavin Cemetery, Lismaconly Cemetery, Newtown Cemetery, Ballinkillen Cemetrey.

The Council is also in charge of: Borris Cemetery, St. Michael's Cemetery Tinnahinch, St. Mullins Cemetery, Leighlinbridge Cemetery, St. Patrick's Cemetery Tullow, Hacketstown Cemetery, Tinneclash Cemetery, St. Mary's Cemetery Carlow, Tinryland Cemetery and Clonmore Cemetery.

There are no crematoria under the control of the Council in County Carlow.