Northern Ireland

Monuments for Derry infants buried in unmarked graves

Memorial to stillborn babies buried in unmarked graves
Image caption Stillborn babies were buried in unmarked graves in Derry's City and Altnagelvin cemeteries

Two monuments to commemorate stillborn babies and infants buried in unmarked graves in the Derry City Council area are to be unveiled this weekend.

The monuments at the City Cemetery and Altnagelvin Cemetery are close to where the unmarked graves are situated.

Councillor Patricia Logue, who helped organise the project, said she hoped it would be some help to the parents.

"I think it will be a small measure of comfort to the parents of the children to know this is happening," she said.

"It is very important for the council to mark the presence on this cemetery of the babies who were buried in these unmarked graves and indeed unconsecrated ground."