Cemetery opening hours extended across Derry & Strabane

Cemeteries in Derry & Strabane are now open until 7pm each evening with the summer opening hours schedule has been brought forward.

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 8:19 am

The Mayor Brian Tierney confirmed the longer opening hours were now in place in line with the wishes of local people.

Meanwhile details of Derry City and Strabane District Council’s opening hours and services have been confirmed for the Easter holidays.

The main offices on Strand Road will close from tomorrow, Friday April 2 and will reopen on Wednesday April 7.

Derry City Cemetery

The offices on Derry Road, Strabane will close on Monday 5 and Tuesday April 6.

Refuse collection services will operate as normal over the holiday period, but Recycling Centres at Strathfoyle, Pennyburn and Glendermott Road will be closed on Easter Sunday and all sites will be closed on Easter Monday before operating as normal from Tuesday April 6.

Leisure Services remain closed in line with the guidelines from the Northern Ireland Executive to limit the spread of Covid 19.

In light of the pubic’s wishes to visit loved ones in cemeteries, summer closing hours of 7pm have been brought forward.

Mayor Tierney also took the opportunity to extend his best wishes to everyone over the Easter break.

“I hope everyone takes a break from their hectic schedules to spend time with their family this Easter,” he added.

For further information visit the Council website at www.derrystrabane.com.