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Church forced to close graveyard in Keady at night because of vandals

Keady Graveyard

A graveyard in Keady will be shut at night after the Church was left with no choice following weeks of issues.

The parish of Keady, Derrynoose and Madden said the decision didn’t come easy to them but that it was necessary.

“It is with deep regret that we are now forced to lock our Graveyard in Keady at night,” a spokesperson for the Parish said.

“Unfortunately there has been damage caused to a number of graves and also rubbish dumped on paths, hedges etc.

“We have had to lift beer bottles and takeaway containers from the graveyard constantly over the last few weeks.

“Families are very distressed about the damaged that has been caused to their plots.”

As a result, the graveyard will be locked every night at 9pm.

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