St Loman's Cemetery Trim is coming close to reaching full capacity but is expected to have sufficient new plots available until the new cemetery is opened.

Site purchased for new Trim cemetery

Meath County Council has confirmed that it has purchased a site for a new cemetery in Trim.

The 13-acres site at Loganstown, Trim, is close to the Navan Road on the outskirts of the town.

Issues with capacity at St Loman's Cemetery meant pressure had been mounting in recent years to find a suitable site that could be developed as a new cemetery, with responsibility for providing cemeteries now lying with local authorities, in this case Meath County Council.

A spokesperson for Meath County Council said: "Meath County Council has recently purchased a 13 acre site at Loganstown, Trim, for the purposes of constructing a burial ground to meet the capacity issues at St Lomans Cemetery in Trim. The site in question is close to the Navan Road on the outskirts of Trim."

"Planning documents are currently being prepared with a view to lodging an application over the coming months, which will involve the construction of a burial ground with an initial capacity of 2,400 single plots and the provisions of a burial garden, columbarium wall for the interment of urns, and a caretaking building which will also contain public toilets.

"It is also intended to construct a footpath from the new burial ground towards Trim town. The planning application, when lodged, will be available for public inspection and submissions."

See more in next week's Meath Chronicle, out Tuesday....