Council opens Gardens of Reflection in Enniskillen and Omagh

5th April 2023

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Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has recently opened Gardens of Reflection in Breandrum Cemetery, Enniskillen and Greenhill Cemetery, Omagh.

The Gardens of Reflection provide a contemplative and reflective area within both cemeteries to provide a quiet space for anyone affected by the loss of a loved one or friend.

The gardens were approved by Council following an initial request from local representatives of the local SANDS Northern Ireland, a leading stillbirth and neonatal death charity.

Speaking about the Gardens of Reflection, Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Barry McElduff, said:

“I am pleased that the Council has developed a Garden of Reflection in both Enniskillen and Omagh.

These quiet areas in Breandrum and Greenhill will provide a space where those who have been bereaved can take some quiet to themselves to reflect and remember their loved one.

I commend the Council’s Horticulture, Cemeteries and Parks, Estates and Property Teams for the manner in which they have sensitively created both gardens.”

The gardens include a range of plants and trees which will mature over time enhancing the peace and tranquillity of these spaces, and seating and benches for family, friends and visitors to the cemeteries to rest and reflect, enhancing the overall character of Greenhill and Breandrum cemeteries.