Heart­less van­dals smear head­stones with paint

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CRUEL van­dal­ism at graves in St. Gabriel’s Ceme­tery in Ark­low has caused grief for a num­ber of fam­i­lies af­ter thick black paint was smeared across head­stones this week.

The paint­ing de­faced at least four head­stones, much to the con­cern of loved ones, in­clud­ing Teresa Ka­vanagh from Seav­iew Av­enue who on Wed­nes­day was dis- traught to find the fam­ily plot ru­ined with gloss paint which has ren­dered the carved let­ter­ing al­most il­leg­i­ble.

‘I could not be­lieve what I saw. It looks dread­ful and we have no idea if we will be able to clean it off or not.’

This is the lat­est in a se­ries of dis­turb­ing acts of van­dal­ism at St. Gabriel’s Ceme­tery in re­cent weeks.

Teresa Ka­vanagh at the de­faced grave­stone.

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