A community in west Kerry says a plague of rabbits in the local graveyard is causing distress among relatives of those buried there.

The rabbits have caused extensive damage in Reilg Chaitlíona, Fionn Trá (Ventry), with many having made their homes in graves and tombs.

Kerry County Council, which is responsible for the maintenance of the graveyard, is actively seeking a solution to the problem, but has so far been unsuccessful.

Most of the damage in the graveyard, which overlooks Tráigh Fionn Trá (Ventry Strand), is occurring in the older section of the graveyard.

Extensive borrowing is visible with some burrows leading directly to graves and tombs, exposing coffins and bones in some instances.