FAMILY SHOCKED AND HURT AT VANDALISM AND THEFT AT THEIR MOTHER’S GRAVE IN LATLURCAN

19 July 2018 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Michael McDonnell

A MONAGHAN TOWN family have expressed distress and disappointment following an unprovoked attack on their mother’s grave at Latlurcan Cemetery on Wednesday of last week. The incident at the final resting place of Bridget Cooney of Mullaghmatt occurred at some time between about 1.45pm and 4pm on that afternoon, and included the theft of five of the seven solar lights her family members had lovingly placed around the grave. Bridget’s daughter Cheryl Cawley told the Northern Standard that all members of the family were extremely upset about what had happened, especially as it had taken place in the middle of the day. She confirmed that gardai were investigating the matter and had carried out a forensic examination at the site of the grave, which is among the more recent…

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