Help and Questions

    Our experienced staff are happy to answer any questions you may have about our services at Palmerstown 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.
    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 Palmerstown.

    It is important to note that the scattering of ashes is not permitted within the grounds of any Dublin Cemeteries Trust locations.
    Only when an existing family plot is available. There are no new plots available.
    Palmerstown is a Lawn Cemetery, with the lawns and gardens being maintained by Dublin Cemeteries Trust.

    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.