We understand the importance of maintaining headstones and grave sites at Arbour Hill Cemetery and ensuring that it is a respectful place for the deceased and their loved ones.
We pride ourselves on our professional and friendly services we offer at Arbour Hill Cemetery, and we are available to answer any questions you may have about any of them.
Arbour Hill Cemetery Services
We offer all our Headstone & Memorial services in Arbour Hill Cemetery. You can see a summary of each service below:
Headstones Arbour Hill
If you need to place a headstone in Arbour Hill Cemetery we can assist you in doing so. If you are interested in creating a custom headstone for your loved one in Arbour Hill Cemetery, please contact us today.
Headstone Inscriptions Arbour Hill
Headstone inscriptions are arguably one of the most important elements of a gravestone. We offer our inscriptions services in Arbour Hill Cemetery so get in touch and we’ll help you.
Headstone Renovation Arbour Hill
Our team offer a variety of different headstone renovation services to suit your needs. We can clean the stone, repair any damage, and even make changes to the inscription if you so desire.
Grave Maintenance Arbour Hill
We offer a wide range of grave maintenance services in Arbour Hill Cemetery to cater for all your needs. We understand that dealing with the upkeep of a loved one’s grave can be a difficult and emotional task, which is why we offer our help and support every step of the way.
Arbour Hill Cemetery History
Located in Dublin, Ireland, Arbour Hill Cemetery is a historic graveyard filled with stories of the past. It is the final resting place for some of Ireland’s most famous figures, including seven signatories of the Proclamation of Independence and many other heroes who fought for their nation’s freedom.
Established in 1717 by William Conolly, one of the most influential statesmen in 18th-century Ireland, Arbour Hill Cemetery remains an important symbol to this day.
History suggests that Arbour Hill was built as a burial ground for both wealthy Anglo-Irish families and poorer Catholic families from the nearby Liberties area who could not afford churchyard burials.
As time went on and the graveyard fell into disrepair, it was taken over by Lord Edward FitzGerald in 1814. Shortly after his death, it was restored and turned into a memorial park dedicated to those who had lost their lives fighting for Ireland’s cause, such as the seven signatories of the Proclamation of Independence — Thomas Clarke, Seán Mac Diarmada, Pádraig Pearse, Thomas MacDonagh, Eamonn Ceannt, Joseph Plunkett and James Connolly—who were buried there in 1916 following their executions by British forces.
The cemetery also honours other Irish freedom fighters such as Robert Emmet and Michael Mallin and Countess Markievicz who are buried elsewhere but have plaques at Arbour Hill honouring their contributions to Irish history.
The cemetery also serves as a reminder of some of the significant battles involving Irish independence such as Easter Monday (now known as Anzac Day) when Patrick Pearse read out his proclamation from outside Dublin General Post Office which declared an independent Irish republic.
To honour all those people whose lives were given to fight for Ireland’s freedom, there is a large granite stone located at Arbour Hill Cemetery which reads ‘In memory of all those who faithfully gave their lives that our Nation might live’.
There is also a statue erected at the gate entrance called ‘Loyalty’ which represents loyalty to Ireland’s cause displayed by its people.
As well as being a monument to Irish heroes of past times and an important part of Irish history today, it remains one of Dublin’s best loved cemeteries due to its natural beauty and tranquil atmosphere.
Today Arbour Hill Cemetery still stands tall amidst ever changing city streets lined with modern buildings; its presence reminding visitors not only about those who fought so bravely during its history but also how far we have come since then.
Inside its grounds visitors will find historical monuments celebrating those who devoted themselves to bring peace and justice to Ireland while sections remain untouched since they were first laid out centuries ago; quietly telling tales from years gone by in an effortless way that only nature can provide through lush greenery dotted with ancient sculptures telling stories from beyond living memory.
Visiting Arbour Hill Cemetery today is truly like taking a step back in time; providing insight into what life may have been like for both rich and poor during this period while paying tribute to all those brave souls now resting within its grounds forever commemorating their heroic efforts towards achieving true independence for their beloved nation – something that will be remembered throughout generations long after we are gone too.
Arbour Hill Cemetery FAQs
Do you do Headstones in Arbour Hill?
Yes we do Headstones in Arbour Hill. If you are looking to set a headstone in Arbour Hill please don't hesitate to give us a call and we can assist with every stage from choosing the right style of headstone to dealing with the council.
Do you do Grave Maintenance in Arbour Hill?
Yes we provide all types of Grave Maintenance in Arbour Hill. We understand that dealing with the upkeep of a loved one’s grave can be a difficult and emotional task. We can schedule all year round grave maintenance just give us a call.
Do you do Headstone Inscriptions in Arbour Hill?
We specialise in Headstone Inscriptions in Arbour Hill. Whether its a new or old headstone we can work with your needs. Please get in touch and we can quote you over the phone or email.
Do you do Headstone Repair/Renovation in Arbour Hill?
We offer a variety of different headstone repair and renovation services in Arbour Hill to suit your needs. We can clean the stone, repair any damage, and even make changes to the inscription if you so desire.