Grangegorman Military Cemetery

Blackhorse Avenue, Cabra West, Dublin 7
Saturday, 2pm—3pm
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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.

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Tour at 2pm

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Grangegorman Military Cemetery

Blackhorse Avenue, Northside, Dublin 7

Grangegorman Military Cemetery is the largest military cemetery in Ireland. Based on Blackhorse Ave, Dublin 7. There’s a large representation of war graves here as well as inhabitants from the Royal Hibernian Military school which is now St. Mary’s hospital in the Phoenix Park. Many who perished on board the R.M.S. Leinster in 1918 are buried here.

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Meeting point inside the Cemetery Gates. Subject to change and weather permitting.

Pre-book only. Booking opens 28 September. Check back here!

 

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