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GRANGEGORMAN MILITARY CEMETERY

  • Country Ireland, Republic of
  • Total identified casualties 632 Find these casualties
  • Region County Dublin
  • Casualties from First & Second World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 53.3594, Longitude: -6.30605

Please note

Visitors to this site are advised that there is very limited parking and the main entrance exits directly onto the main road.

Location information

This cemetery is on Blackhorse Avenue outside the North-East boundary of Phoenix Park.

Visiting information

Please note, the cemetery gates are open daily from 10am to 4pm. For any queries, please contact the Office of Public Works Tel. 00 353 (0) 1 8213021. Their office hours are Mon-Fri 8am to 5pm.

History information

The cemetery was opened in 1876 and was used for the burial of British service personnel and their near relatives. It contains war graves from both world wars. Some of the graves were re-located to this site at a later date (nine from King George V Hospital grounds, two from Trinity College grounds, three from Portobello (Barracks) Cemetery, two from Drogheda (Little Calvary) Cemetery and one from Oranmore Old Graveyard).

The "Leinster" graves are in several trenches in the different denominational plots.

A Screen Wall Memorial of a simple design standing nearly two metres high and fifteen metres long has been built of Irish limestone to commemorate the names of those war casualties whose graves lie elsewhere in Ireland and can no longer be maintained.

There are now 614 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war, 2 of which are unidentified, and 12 of the 1939-1945 war, 1 of which is unidentified, commemorated here.