June 23, 2017, 6:23 am
Frank Taaffe was left horrified after a crumbling boundary wall that separates his garden from a graveyard sent human remains tumbling into his back yard
A shocked homeowner has called on his local council to stop corpses rolling into his garden after finding a skull and bones outside his property.
Frank Taaffe wants the local authority to help rebuild the wall that separates his back garden from the graveyard in County Meath, Ireland.
The gap in the boundary wall means human remains – including part of a skull – are falling into his garden, the Irish Mirror reports.
Mr Taaffe said the he has seen bones, including part of a skull, lying out in the open and fears it is only a matter of time before he sees more gruesome sights.
The 63-year-old said: “The graves will be moving and so we could see more bones and that is the last thing we want.
“So far I’ve just covered the ones we’ve found. You want show them respect in their resting place so I wouldn’t move them myself.
“I’ve had the families of people buried here get in touch and ask if we can do anything about it, but council haven’t done anything.
“An archaeologist came out to see the wall in March but since then I’ve got more answers from talking to the steering wheel of my car.”
Mr Taaffe said problems with the wall started two decades ago when rain caused a section of the it to collapse.
But now he is concerned another wet winter could see entire graves tipping into his garden – where his granddaughter, nieces and nephews play.