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.
|BURIAL GROUND||REGISTRAR||PHONE NUMBER|
|Arklow - St. Gabriel's||Mr. Colin O'Reilly, Hillcrest, 1 Croghan Heights, Arklow
|Greystones - Redford||Mr. Jack Fitzpatrick, 94 Blacklion, Greystones||01 2875818
|Wicklow - Rathnew||Mr. Billy Roberts||087 6535740|
|Aghowle||Mr. Dominic Nolan, Killinure, Tullow, Co.Carlow||
|Ardoyne||Closed - Register archived|
|Ballycoogue||Mr. Sean Doyle||086 8470472|
|Ballymacrow||Closed - Register archived|
|Baltinlgass||Mr. Noel Doody, Newtownsaunders, Baltinglass||059 6481623
|Baltyboys||Ms. Teresa Curran, Baltyboys, Blessington||045 867284
|Barndarrig||Mr. Liam Hamilton, Ballynagran, Kilbride||086 1017601|
|Burgage (Locals only, no charge for plots)||Mr. Anthony Clarke, Forest Lodge, Lacken, Blessington||045 865149
|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
|Dunboyke||Closed - Register archived
- Last burial 1956
|Dunlavin||Ms. Maura Greene, Kilcullen Street, Dunlavin||045 401521
|Glendalough||Mr. Seamus Holden, Glendalough||0404 45226
|Glenealy||Mr. Joseph Gallagher, Annamoe, Glendalough||0404 45608
|Greenane||Ms. Linda Kenny, Birchwood, Ballinaclash, Rathdrum||0404 43478
|Killoughter||Ms. Vera Webster, Dun Roamin, Killoughter, Ashford||0404 40299
|Kilmurray||Mr. Oliver Martin, Kilmurray, Newtownmountkennedy||01 2811032
|Kilquade||Ms. Clare Kilbride, The Brambles, Newcastle Road, Kilcoole||087 2453053|
|Kilquiggan||Mr. Dominic Nolan, Killinure, Tullow, Co.Carlow||059 9156249
|Knocklow||Closed - Register archived|
|Leitrim||Mr. Michael Keogh, Leitrim, Knockanarrigan, Donard||045 404677|
|Liscolman||Mr. Dominic Nolan, Killinure, Tullow, Co.Carlow||059 9156249
|Lugduff||Closed - Register archived
- Last burial 1979
|Macreddin||Mr. Michael Stapleton, Macreddin, Aughrim||0402 36369
|Manor Kilbride||Mr. Michael Moroney, Manor Kilbride, Blessington||01 4582310|
|Rathdrum||Mr. James O'Shaughnessy, Woodside, Rathdrum||0404 46844
|Rosahane||Mr. John Keogh, Aughavanagh, Arklow||0402 36465|
|Roundwood||Mr. Joseph Gallagher, Annamoe, Glendalough||0404 45608
|Templeboden (Locals only, no charge for plots)||Mr. Declan Ward, Lackan, Blessington||087 1467894
|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.
- 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.