Public toilets for visitors at local cemetery

by Alison O'Hanlon
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Cllr Natalie Treacy SF at Mulhuddart Cemetery

Sinn Féin Councillor Natalie Treacy has called on Fingal County Council to provide toilet facilities at Mulhuddart Cemetery, which she says, is one of the oldest cemeteries in Dublin and Ireland. 

“It serves the whole of the Dublin 15 area and is maintained by Fingal County Council,” she said. “While it is generally well looked after by Fingal County Council, it lacks an important amenity in that there are no toilet facilities.” 

FCC confirmed that Mulhuddart Burial Ground covers a total area of six acres. 

“The lack of this basic facility causes significant difficulties both in terms of personal comfort and health for the many elderly and disabled people who have loved ones buried in the graveyard.” 

Cllr Treacy said she was delighted receive a commitment from Fingal County Council to carry out a feasibility study to examine if public toilets can be installed in the cemetery. 

In the meantime, Fingal County Council has confirmed that it has procured a wheelchair accessible Eco Toilet unit which will be installed at Mulhuddart Cemetery in the coming weeks. 

“It is anticipated that the facility will be operational by March 1, 2023,” said a spokesperson for FCC who noted the council has provided toilets facilities in Balgriffin and Flemington Burial Grounds.

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