Catholics and Protestants Reject Joint Cemetary Proposal in N. Ireland

February 8, 2004

Source: The Observer,6903,1143465,00.html

On February 8, 2004 The Observer reported, "In the Northern Ireland border town of Enniskillen, Roman Catholics and Protestants won't be seen dead with each other: the leaders of both communities have objected to a scheme that would have interred the remains of people of both faiths together...A plan by Fermanagh council to have an integrated cemetery at Cross, a rural area on the northern outskirts of the town, has been abandoned. The new graveyard will now be partitioned, with the Catholic dead on one side and the Protestant dead on the other. A pathway bisecting the cemetery will act as the de facto border."