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GLASNEVIN (OR PROSPECT) CEMETERY

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Country:
Ireland, Republic of
Locality:
County Dublin
Identified Casualties:
207

Historical Information

This cemetery, the largest in the State, was established in 1832; and it covers 60 hectares of which 40 are at present in use. The newer ground (opened in 1908), including the Poor Ground (St. Paul's Plot) is on the South-West side of the road.

The cemetery is intimately associated with a hundred years of Irish history; it contains the O'Connell Monument (a round tower rising 50 metres from the tomb of Daniel O'Connell) and the graves of John Philpot Curran, Thomas Moore, Charles Stewart Parnell, Arthur Griffith, Michael Collins and other distinguished men. The mortuary chapel is a copy of King Cormac's Chapel on the Rock of Cashel.

There are 166 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war and 41 of the 1939-1945 war commemorated here.

The graves of the war casualties themselves are not marked by headstones in the normal way but two memorials erected at the South-East end of the old ground bears the names of those buried in the cemetery.