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New Altar in Mountrath Cemetery

New Altar in Mountrath Cemetery


During the Cemetery Mass on Friday evening we blessed and dedicated a beautiful new altar,

designed and made by Vincent Fitzpatrick,

The Logo on the Altar is St. Brigid’s Cross, inspired by the Bridgine Sisters who have been an

integral part of Mountrath life since 1809.  

The new altar is sited at the intersection of the “old” and “new” parts of the Cemetery and is faced towards the Spire of St. Fintan’s Parish

Church on Patrick St.,


We extend thanks to all involved in the construction of the altar. Eddie Phelan (main contractor).  

Bennett Concrete, Coolrain – Terry

Swayne, Portlaoise Stone, – Colm Coughlan,  Mark Sheeran, Robbie and Josh Holmes, Mick Grehan

and his team, Paul Kirwan and all

who donated flowers and other items for the altar and Cemetery.  (Apologies for any omissions)


        On a personal note, I extend sincere thanks to Mountrath Cemetery Committee who do such

excellent work in the Cemetery. It is due

to their commitment and endeavour that we were able to bless and dedicate this beautiful altar in

the Cemetery during Friday evening’s  Mass.    

   Thanks too, to all who contribute so generously to the upkeep and maintenance of the Cemetery.

Also, during Mass I read a list of names of those of our own who died since this time last year.

 If you feel that I omitted any name please let me know and I will amend the list.

This list is on the Parish Website