Burial Grounds

According to a survey carried out by the Wicklow County Council in 1998 there are 119 burial grounds in the County, spread out over 21 parishes. These include cemeteries provided by the Council in pursuance of the Public Health (Ireland) Act 1878, as well as cemeteries provided by the different church bodies, principally adjacent to churches. There are many burial grounds, especially the older ones in rural areas, which are no longer in active use.

There are 34 burial grounds currently in use, which are controlled by the Council, and we employ 28 part-time Registrars who carry out light maintenance and sell the grave spaces. 

The Council for its part through the Municipal District Area Engineers carry out the heavier type of maintenance where machinery etc. is required to be used.

The Water and Environmental Section mainly deals with applications to erect gravestones, applications for exhumation licence and general queries in relation to graveyards.

The consent of the Council is required if a person wishes to erect a memorial (headstone) in any of the Council controlled graveyards. However, the consent of the Office of Public Works is required if the memorial is to be erected in the Old graveyard at Glendalough, but the application must be made through the Council.

A permit is required from the Council if the remains of a deceased person are to be exhumed.

Arklow - St. Gabriel's Mr. Colin O'Reilly, Hillcrest, 1 Croghan Heights, Arklow
0402 33723
087 6429905
Greystones - Redford Mr. Jack Fitzpatrick, 94 Blacklion, Greystones 01 2875818
086 1948471
Wicklow - Rathnew Mr. Billy Roberts 087 6535740
Aghowle Mr. Dominic Nolan, Killinure, Tullow, Co.Carlow

059 9156307
087 2377291

Ardoyne Closed - Register archived  
Ballycoogue Mr. Sean Doyle 086 8470472
Ballymacrow Closed - Register archived  
Baltinlgass Mr. Noel Doody, Newtownsaunders, Baltinglass 059 6481623
087 2862243
Baltyboys Ms. Teresa Curran, Baltyboys, Blessington 045 867284
087 6754855
Barndarrig Mr. Liam Hamilton, Ballynagran, Kilbride 086 1017601
Burgage (Locals only, no charge for plots) Mr. Anthony Clarke, Forest Lodge, Lacken, Blessington 045 865149
087 2739048
Castlemacadam - Old Mr. Michael Humphries, Castlemacadam, Avoca 0402 35372
Castlemacadam - New    
Castletimon Closed - Register archived  
Cranareen (Rathdangan) Vacant at present 045 867284
Delgany Closed - Register archived
- Last burial 1948
Donard Mr. Tony Walsh, Main Street, Donard 045 404789
087 6725731
Dunboyke Closed - Register archived
- Last burial 1956
045 864312
Dunlavin Ms. Maura Greene, Kilcullen Street, Dunlavin 045 401521
085 7462720
Glendalough Mr. Seamus Holden, Glendalough 0404 45226
087 7753126
Glenealy Mr. Joseph Gallagher, Annamoe, Glendalough 0404 45608
086 8450415
Greenane Ms. Linda Kenny, Birchwood, Ballinaclash, Rathdrum 0404 43478
087 4153702
Killoughter Ms. Vera Webster, Dun Roamin, Killoughter, Ashford 0404 40299
087 6884314
Kilmurray Mr. Oliver Martin, Kilmurray, Newtownmountkennedy 01 2811032
086 2118254
Kilquade Ms. Clare Kilbride, The Brambles, Newcastle Road, Kilcoole 087 2453053
Kilquiggan Mr. Dominic Nolan, Killinure, Tullow, Co.Carlow 059 9156249
087 2377291
Knocklow Closed - Register archived  
Leitrim Mr. Michael Keogh, Leitrim, Knockanarrigan, Donard 045 404677
Liscolman Mr. Dominic Nolan, Killinure, Tullow, Co.Carlow 059 9156249
087 2377291
Lugduff Closed - Register archived
- Last burial 1979
Macreddin Mr. Michael Stapleton, Macreddin, Aughrim 0402 36369
087 2703767
Manor Kilbride Mr. Michael Moroney, Manor Kilbride, Blessington 01 4582310
Newbridge Vacant  
Preban Vacant  
Rathdrum Mr. James O'Shaughnessy, Woodside, Rathdrum 0404 46844
086 8492910
Rosahane Mr. John Keogh, Aughavanagh, Arklow 0402 36465
Roundwood Mr. Joseph Gallagher, Annamoe, Glendalough 0404 45608
086 8450415
Templeboden (Locals only, no charge for plots) Mr. Declan Ward, Lackan, Blessington 087 1467894
085 8721764
Templemichael Mr. Alec Murray, Ballinaheese, Arklow 0402 31307
Three Mile Water Leslie Hughes, Three Mile Water, Wicklow 0404 47096

Burial Ground Charges for 2014

Burial Ground Fees

  • Local €800
  • Double €1,600

A fee of €1,500 is payable by purchasers of graves who are not resident in Wicklow and €3,000 for a double grave.

Arklow Only

  • Interment Fee (new grave) €450
  • Interment Fee (re-opening of grave) €400

A Memorial Headstone Application Fee of €25.00 applies to all cemeteries, except in the case of an application to erect a Memorial in the lawn section of a cemetery where a foundation fee applies.

Foundation Fee for headstone €300 + VAT (€369.00) applies to Lawn Cemeteries.

No surrounds allowed in the following graveyards:

  • Arklow (new extension) Redford Roundwood Dunlavin Liscolman
  • Castlemacadam (new extension) Manor Kilbride (new extension) Kilmurray (new part)

New graves in Glenealy Graveyard can only be purchased, at time of interment, for local residents or those born or reared there.