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Burial Grounds

Burial Grounds Office Opening Hours - Christmas 2017

Burial Ground – Locations

South Dublin County Council own and operate 8 burial grounds. There are grave spaces available in 4 burial grounds. Pre-purchase conditions are in place prioritizing availability for senior citizens in Newcastle and local residents in Saggart. Graves cannot be purchased in advance in Bohernabreena Cemetery and Esker Cemetery.

  • Bohernabreena
  • Esker
  • Saggart
  • Newcastle

Bohernabreena and Saggart are lawn cemeteries - headstones can be placed on the grave but no kerbing or other items are allowed.

List of Burial Grounds - No Spaces Available:-

  • Cruagh
  • Templeogue
  • Loughtown / Brownstown
  • Colmanstown

To Purchase a Grave
Current prices (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 a Coffin burial costs €460 (Inc.Vat). Each opening of a plot for burial of ashes is €335 (Inc.Vat). With an additional charge of €185 for weekend or bank holiday burials.

Plots for burial of cremated ashes can be purchased in Bohernabreena for €1000.

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. Applications cost €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 info@sdublincoco.ie or 01-4149000

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