Welcome to Dublin Cemeteries Trust

We are a registered charity and the largest provider of funeral services in Ireland. The Trust operates five working cemeteries at Dardistown, Glasnevin, Goldenbridge, Newlands Cross and Palmerstown, and a visitor experience and historic archive at Glasnevin, Ireland’s National Cemetery. 

Our services in burials, cremations and monument works, and in heritage, conservation and education, are delivered by a team of over 60 professionals united by a common purpose: to honour and care for all who rest with us, and to keep their memory and their stories alive.

Today, as in 1828, we extend a warm welcome to all.

A Personal Journey

Our experienced Funeral Services team match expertise with care and empathy, to provide burial and cremation services to people of all religions and none with dignity and respect.

A National History

The stories of 1.5 million people are faithfully preserved at Ireland’s largest burial place. We invite visitors of all ages and identities to explore and connect with our special past - through the stories of those buried here. Discover More... Experience Glasnevin.

The Role of the Trust

Our history and the modern day role of our team of nearly 90, who work to preserve our social, cultural and architectural heritage; collaborate, educate and honor the lives that have passed through our gates; and to advance funeral culture through knowledge and leadership.

Learning for All Ages

Our specialist school tours and workshops link closely to Primary and Post-Primary curricula, and are designed to enthral and engage young audiences. The education team also offer online resources and tailored experiences for Third-Level students and Lifelong learners.

The 105th anniversary of the 1916 Rising.

Traditionally we have marked this watershed moment in Irish history on an annual basis within Glasnevin Cemetery through a wreath laying ceremony at the Sigerson monument and the graves of Edward Hollywood and Peadar Kearney. Unfortunately this is the second year that we have been unable to mark the anniversary with a formal ceremony due to the important restrictions to limit the spread of Covid-19. However, on an individual and personal basis we continue to reflect on and think of those interred in the cemetery associated with and impacted by those important events of Easter week 1916. We look forward to being able to acknowledge the anniversary once again in a formal manner in the future.

Left: Gregory Quinn, great grand nephew of Thomas Ashe, lays a wreath during the state commemoration for the centenary of the funeral of 1916 Rising leader. (Image: Brian Lawless)

Glasnevin Trust has officially rebranded as Dublin Cemeteries Trust.

Our new name and brand identity is the result of a significant branding exercise, undergone to improve our customer service and build better working relationships – creating stronger unity across our Funeral Services and our Heritage & Education Services.

Burial Records & Genealogy

Our meticulously kept burial registers record the details of every person buried in our cemeteries dating back to 1828, and are available to search online.

Delivering Craft, Preserving Heritage

Headstones & Memorials

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