Palmerstown Cemetery (Dublin, Ireland)

The parish of Palmerston (Irish: Baile Phámar) has been known by this name since the twelfth century when the lands here were held by the Hospital of St. John the Baptist without Newgate, otherwise known as the Palmer's Hospital, from the name of the founder Ailred the Palmer, or Pilgrim.

As part of the Cemeteries remit of burying the dead as bidden by its founder, Daniel O'Connell, the Cemeteries Committee continuously seek to open other Cemeteries and Crematoria. In 1978, to cater for the population of Dublin’s south side, Palmerstown Cemetery was opened. Palmerstown Cemetery, like all the other Cemeteries established by The Dublin Cemeteries Committee after this time, is a lawn cemetery – consisting of landscaped graves, with all graves accessible by paths.

It is a suburban area of Dublin, Ireland, located to the west of the city centre, catering for the local areas of Palmerstown and Ballyfermot. It is in sharp contrast to the Victorian Cemeteries at Goldenbridge and Glasnevin, showing the change from the larger limestone Celtic Crosses to the smaller black and white marble monuments.

Palmerstown Cemetery
Kennelsfort Road
Dublin 20.
P: + 353 (0) 1 4592288
F: + 353 (0) 1 4592423

Office located at Newlands Cross Cemetery.

Opening hours:
Mon - Wed 9.30am to 4.30pm
Thurs 9.30am to 4.00pm
Fri 9.30am to 3.30pm

Palmerstown Cemetery Monuments 
Kennelsfort Road
Dublin 20
Contact: Robbie McGowan

P: +353 (0) 1 882 6520
M: + 353 (0) 86 331 3432
E: | View Online Monuments Catalogue: Click here 

Office Opening hours:
Mon - Fri 8.00am to 5.00pm
Sat 8.00am to 1.00pm

Getting there:
Bus - From City Centre Pearse Street - 25, 26, 66, 67

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