Peter McVerry Trust is in talks to buy the old James Weir Home for Nurses building for social housing, and the council looks set to take over the adjoining burial site.
These were some of the issues Dublin City Councillors discussed at recent meetings of their South East Area committee and arts and leisure committee.
St Canice’s Graveyard and the nearby ruined church have hundreds of years of history that should be remembered, taught, and celebrated, they say.
Proposals to return the author’s remains – which lie in Zurich – raise questions about the wishes of living relatives, what would happen to others buried with him, and how the Swiss might respond.
Liam O’Meara walks to a curved spot in the stone wall nearby. This is his favourite find from his research. A bench used to be here for mourners, called the seat of melancholia.
Some of Dublin’s graveyards are filling up and one Dublin City Councillor thinks he knows how to solve the problem.