Help and Questions

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

    Your first port of call will be to contact a funeral director, who will guide you through the process with expert care and sensitivity. Please see our directory of funeral directors who are located in the Dublin area.

    Please call the manager of Goldenbridge, Philip Ryan to make an appointment or discuss purchasing a plot. You may wish to visit Goldenbridge cemetery during opening hours but please note there is no office on site.
    You can purchase a grave in advance of burial. If this is something that works for you, please contact Goldenbridge Cemetery for further information on this service. Otherwise, you make the payment at the time of burial. It is important to note that the cost of a foundation for a headstone is not included in this fee, please see the regulations at the end of this page.
    The grave owner and their direct family (husband, wife, children, mother, and father) can be buried in a grave without written permission. Any other relative or person associated with the grave owner can be buried in the grave with written permission from the owner. In the case where the grave owner cannot provide this permission, it will need to come from the grave owner’s spouse, children (all), or executor with the appropriate authority. 

    The grave owner (Right to be Buried in the Grave) remains the owner ‘in perpetuity’ (forever) unless they transfer ownership to a nominated party in their lifetime.
    Yes. If this is an option that works in accordance with the wishes of the deceased, please contact the cemetery to arrange this process. In the case where the family plot is full, this is an option that may work as the urn is placed underneath the headstone of the grave. This method ensures that there is minimal disruption to the family grave and those that surround it. 

    If you do not already have a family grave you may wish to consider placing ashes into the Columbarium Wall memorial in Goldenbridge.

    It is important to note that the scattering of ashes is not permitted within the grounds of any Dublin Cemeteries Trust locations.
    Yes. There are 4,250 graves in the cemetery of which almost 500 have been identified as available for purchase at this time.
    Graves can be maintained as follows:
    By the families.
    By the Dublin Cemeteries Trust on a single one off basis and also on an annual basis.
    A yearly maintenance fee is charged on all burials; the grave will therefore be tidied by Dublin Cemeteries Trust for one year after the burial.
    A stone monument can be placed so as to cover the surface of the grave, thus avoiding the necessity to maintain the grave in the future. It should be noted that the grave must be full before this can be done.