Traffic advice for Derry Cemetery Sunday

This year's Annual Intercession for the Dead will take place on June 12 at 5.30pm.

This year's Annual Intercession for the Dead will take place on June 12 at 5.30pm.

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A one way traffic system will be put in place for the Annual Intercession for the Dead, which takes place in the City Cememtery on Sunday June 12.

Traditionally known as ‘Cemetery Sunday’ and ‘The Blessing of the Graves’, it will take place at 5.30p.m.

Danny McCartney, Parks Maintenance and Cemeteries Manager with Derry City and Strabane District Council has urged the public to adhere to the one way traffic system and where possible to leave all vehicles outside the City Cemetery Boundary Walls and to follow the advice of stewards that will be position around the Cemetery.

“We would encourage the public to come early - at least half an hour before the start of the service and to follow the signs and adhere to the advice given by the stewards,” said Mr. McCartney.

“Every effort is being made to ensure the traffic flows freely on the day. We would encourage the public to be patient and to allow extra time on the day to get to the Intercession,” he added.

No traffic restrictions are in place for Cemetery Sunday at Altnagelvin and Ballyoan Cemeteries taking place on Sunday June 5, however the public are advised to co-operate fully with stewards.