Back to search results

GLASNEVIN (OR PROSPECT) CEMETERY

  • Country Ireland, Republic of
  • Total identified casualties 226 Find these casualties
  • Region County Dublin
  • Casualties from First & Second World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 53.36978, Longitude: -6.27763

Location information

Glasnevin Cemetery (Reilig Ghlas Naíon) is situated north of the city centre.

Visiting information

The cemetery is open daily 0800-1800

History information

This cemetery was established in 1832 and it covers 50 hectares. 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 174 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war and 41 of the 1939-1945 war commemorated here. Most are marked with Commission headstones or pedestal markers.

The cemetery contains a Field of Remembrance which is where you will find the Commission's Cross of Sacrifice. It also contains a screen wall which lists most of the war graves in the site.