Glasnevin Burials

    Amongst the sprawling beauty of the Victorian garden cemetery in Glasnevin lie some of Ireland's most extraordinary figures. Just as important to us are the stories of the ordinary citizens of Dublin, and the people that mean most to their family and friends. We continue to welcome all people and offer burial options and plots throughout the cemetery.

    How to Arrange a Burial

    Your first port of call is to contact a Funeral Director who will assist you in planning.  

    When it’s time to arrange a funeral, if the deceased wished to be buried, you will need to own a burial plot or grave. A grave can be bought at the time of arranging the funeral, but more frequently nowadays people are securing a grave in advance for either themselves or their family. Unlike some cemeteries, a grave or graves can be purchased in advance in the Glasnevin Cemetery.

    Family Service and Grave Selection 
    Our experienced staff are here to advise you, whether you have an existing family plot or wish to discuss options for a new one. Glasnevin Cemetery is able to offer burial space for new graves for decades to come. 

    In the older parts of the cemetery, burial plots are available in the Dublin Section, Garden Section and St. Pauls. Newer areas have been developed in recent times to provide further options including Old Finglas and St. Mobhi's sections. 

    For further information on grave purchase and frequently asked questions when buying a grave please see here.  

    Please contact us to arrange an appointment or discuss your requirements.

    Contact Us

    Daily: 10.00–17.00

    Glasnevin Cemetery & Crematorium

    Finglas Road
    D11 XA32

    01 882 6500

    Memorial & Reception Venues

    Glasnevin Chapel

    The beautiful 19th-century chapel in Glasnevin Cemetery is available for both burial and cremation memorial services. The impressive Hiberno-Romanesque architectures reflects the Catholic Ireland of the period, but services of all denominations are welcome, for up to 150 mourners.

    Milestone Gallery

    Following a cremation or burial service, you may wish to hold a post-funeral reception here in Glasnevin. The Milestone Gallery is an elegant, contemporary space overlooking the beautiful cemetery grounds, and can accommodate up to 60 guests for light meals, snacks, tea and coffee.

    Further Information

    Family History

    The burial records of Glasnevin cemetery document every person who has been laid to rest here since 1832, and are available to search within our Archive. Please contact our Burial Records & Genealogy service.

    Help & Questions

    Our experienced staff are happy to answer any questions you may have about our services and locations, and will work with you to fulfil the wishes of the deceased. Some common questions about cremations and burials are answered here.