20 November 2019

Cemetery Sunday In Durrow

Sunday 11th. was the date for the annual outdoor mass and blessing of the graves in Durrow. There was a huge attendance for the event which was celebrated in glorious September sunshine. Mass was celebrated by Fr. Rory O'Brien and Fr. Kevin Fleming while Durrow Church Choir provided the music and hymns. At the end of mass both priests extended a blessing over all the graves.

Father Kevin thanked all who had taken part and complimented the committee on the great work done in preparation for the day. He also praised everyone who had made huge efforts to preserve and maintain family plots.

This year, the comittee has completed the resurfacing of some paths and steps and erected new safety railings. There is also a new ramp to allow easy movement for all between the different levels in the cemetery. These are a great boost to ensuring the safety of all who visit the cemetery and our parish extends congratulations to all involved. There are some pictures of the newly completed features at the end of this page.

 

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 Father Kevin Fleming celebrating mass.

 

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Father Rory O'Brien con-celebrant.

 

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 Part of the large congregation 

 

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Providing music for Durrow choir

 

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 Blessing the burial plots.

 

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Mona O'Reilly, Tullamore.

 

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Lucy & Mary Wrafter

 

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Mary & Malachy Spollen

 

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New handrails and brightly marked steps

 

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 Newly surfaced path

 

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 New safety railings

 

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 New ramp

 

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Easy acces to all levels.