South Dublin County Council


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
  • Esker
  • Saggart
  • Newcastle

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)
  • Cruagh
  • Colmanstown
  • Esker Glebe
  • Esker (Old) Kilbride
  • Loughtown
  • Kilmatalway
  • Lucan (Demesne)
  • Rathfarnham
  • Templeogue
  • 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.

Bereavement Grant
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.

For all other queries contact or 01-4149000


Related Documents

Headstone Application Form
Document type: Form - doc
Exhumation Licence
Document type: Form - doc