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Burial Grounds

Burial Grounds

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.

Angel Plots

There is an Angel Plot Section within Bohernabreena Cemetery, where parents and families can hold services and go to reflect and remember their child(ren).

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. The headstone application form can be downladed from related files below.

Dates for the Blessing of the Graves 2018

CruaghSaturday 26th May at 3pm
BrownstownSaturday 23rd June at 1pm
NewcastleSunday 10th June at 2pm
St. Joseph’s BohernabreenaSunday 17th June at 3pm
St. Jude’s TempleogueSunday 24th June after 11.30am Mass
SaggartSunday 24th June after 11.30am Mass
St. Anne’s, Glen na SmoleSunday 29th July at 3pm
EskerSunday 2nd September at 3pm


For all other queries contact info@sdublincoco.ie or 01-4149234

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