Environmental Issues

Gravespace Purchase

Cemeteries and Crematoriums

You can buy a single burial plot only after death of a person. 

A single plot can generally accommodate up to 3 burials.

You can’t buy a plot before someone dies and you can’t buy more than one.

The following burial grounds are in use and plots are available to buy:

  • Ardla
  • Baldungan
  • Balgriffin
  • Ballyboughal
  • Ballymadun
  • Balrothery
  • Balscadden
  • Donabate
  • Fingal
  • Flemington
  • Garristown
  • Hollywood
  • Mulhuddart
  • Rolestown
  • St. Fintan's
  • The Grallagh
  • The Naul
  • Westpalstown
  • Whitestown


 The following burial grounds are full and there are no plots available to buy:

  • Balbriggan
  • Chapelmidway
  • Holmpatrick
  • Kenure
  • Kilbarrack
  • Kileek
  • Killossary
  • Kinsealy (St. Nicholas)
  • Malahide
  • Old Abbey (Howth)
  • Old Portmarnock
  • Palmerstown (Oldtown)
  • Portrane
  • St. Mobhi
  • St. Margarets
  • The Tower (Lusk)
  • The Ward (Dublin 15)

How much does it cost?

A grave space without foundation for a headstone costs €1,400.

A grave space with foundation for a headstone costs €1,900 - except in Flemington burial ground, where the cost is subject to 13.5% VAT, bringing the total to €2,156.50.

You must have a headstone permit to put a headstone on a burial plot. The person who is making the headstone must apply for a permit on your behalf.

The permit costs €246.

Application for Erection of Headstone (27582 C)

Application & Guidelines for Headstone Flemington (27852 B)

Headstone Application Guidelines for Balgriffin Extension (27582 X)

Ashes can be buried in:

  • cremation chambers (Fingal and Flemington burial grounds only)
  • a new burial ground plot
  • an existing plot

You must contact us before burying ashes.

  • A cremation plot at Fingal costs €624.25

Charges for the Columbarium Wall/Ashes Niches in Flemington and Balgriffin Burial Ground are as follows;



Charge with VAT element

Columbarium Wall / Ashes Niches

Type A (1 large urn or 2 small urns)

Type B (1 large urn or 4 small urns)


Type C (1 large urn or 8 small urns)


€1,000 + 13.5% = €1,135.00

€1,800 + 13.5% = €2,043.00(only available in Flemington)

€2,500 + 13.5% = €2,837.50(only available in Flemington)

Burying ashes in an existing grave costs €338.25.