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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 3 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.

  • Bohernabreena
  • Saggart
  • Newcastle

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

Please also note the new Section A3 in Bohernabreena cemetery opened in October 2022 is strictly a LAWN CEMETERY.

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
  • Esker

To Purchase a Grave

Current prices (which include VAT where applicable) are:-

  • Single plot: (up to three coffin burials and two ash burials) €2,400
  • Double plot: (up to six coffin burials and four ash burials) €4,800

Each opening of a plot for a Coffin burial costs €460.00 (Inc.Vat). Each opening of a plot for burial of ashes is €335.00 (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, Newcastle and Esker cemetery car parks are accessible for vehicles during the following hours:

November, December and January 10.00am - 5.00pm,

February and March 10.00am - 6.00pm,

April and October 10.00am - 7.00pm,

May and September 10.00am - 8.00pm, 

June, July and August 10.00am - 9.00pm


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 downloaded from related files below.

 Blessings of the Graves:





25th of May at 3pm


16th of June at 2pm


16th of June at 3pm


30th of June at 12pm

BB - St Anne’s Glenn Na Smole

14th of July at 3pm


6th of July at 3pm


1st of September at 3pm