There are 64 burial grounds in the county under Council control, however there are a number of these where no internments have taken place in recent years. Other areas however are experiencing a shortage of space so there is ongoing work in locating land for burial grounds and providing extensions to existing burial grounds. During 2004 work commenced on an extension to Calry Burial Ground.
The Council employ a Registrar for each burial ground, these registrars are an invaluable source of information for people who are tracing ancestors or compiling local histories as the records they hold span generations and also contain maps of the graveyards from which individual plots can be identified.
In recent years the increased awareness among local communities of the importance of burial grounds has inspired many burial ground clean-up schemes.
The Council, in 2004 provided €13,500 under the Community & Voluntary Grants Scheme to assist local committees in their work. It is hoped, to involve community groups more in the area of burial grounds in future years.