Burial ground – Locations
South Dublin County Council own and operate 17 burial grounds. There are grave spaces available in 4 burial grounds. Pre-purchase conditions are in place prioritizing availability for senior citizens in Esker and Newcastle and local residents in Saggart. Graves cannot be purchased in advance in Bohernabreena Cemetery.
Bohernabreena and Saggart are lawn cemeteries - headstones can be placed on the grave but no kerbing or other items
Blessing of the Graves
Esker - Sunday 25th August at 3pm
List of Burial Grounds – no spaces available:-
- Bohernabreena (St Annes)
- Esker Glebe
- Esker (Old) Kilbride
- Lucan (Demesne)
- Palmerstown Village
- Whitechurch – 1
- Whitechurch - 2
To purchase a Grave
Current prices 2013 (which include VAT where applicable) are:-
- Single plot: (up to three burials) €2,400
- Double plot: (up to six burials) €4,800
Each opening of a plot for burial costs €460 with an additional charge of €185 for weekend or bank holiday burials.
Plots for burial of cremation ashes can be purchased in Bohernabreena for €1000.
Please contact your local Social Protection office for details of bereavement grants.
Access to Burial grounds
All burial grounds are accessible on foot 24 hours a day. Bohernabreena and Esker are accessible by car during the following times only: from 08.30 – 15.30 Monday to Saturday and Sunday from 10.00 - 15.30.
Headstones can be placed on graves once a permit is given. This costs €490 and the sculptor supplying a headstone will normally apply for this. Headstone application form details.
Exhumations are carried out under certain conditions. Exhumations applications can be made here. The current charge for an exhumation is €750.
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