We understand the importance of maintaining headstones and grave sites at Balgriffin 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 Balgriffin Cemetery, and we are available to answer any questions you may have about any of them.
Balgriffin Cemetery Services
We offer all our Headstone & Memorial services in Balgriffin Cemetery. You can see a summary of each service below:
If you need to place a headstone in Balgriffin Cemetery we can assist you in doing so. If you are interested in creating a custom headstone for your loved one in Balgriffin Cemetery, please contact us today.
Headstone Inscriptions Balgriffin
Headstone inscriptions are arguably one of the most important elements of a gravestone. We offer our inscriptions services in Balgriffin Cemetery so get in touch and we’ll help you.
Headstone Renovation Balgriffin
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 Balgriffin
We offer a wide range of grave maintenance services in Balgriffin 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.
Balgriffin Cemetery History
Balgriffin Cemetery in Dublin dates back to the early 17th century and is an important part of the city’s rich history. Located in North Dublin, it was originally founded as a burial ground for those who had been sentenced to death or executed at nearby Kilmainham Jail.
The cemetery was later extended to include the graves of ordinary citizens and eventually became one of the most important cemeteries in all of Ireland.
The cemetery has a long and fascinating history, with many notable figures having been buried here over the centuries, including key figures from the Irish War of Independence such as Phelim O’Neill, Robert Emmet and Edward Fitzgerald.
Other significant individuals such as writer Patrick Kavanagh, poet Seamus Heaney and composer Hamilton Harty have also been laid to rest here.
One particularly interesting feature of Balgriffin Cemetery is its array of 19th-century monuments and headstones that still stand today, many of which have been carefully maintained by Farren Memorials for generations.
These include some incredible examples of sculpture – from Celtic crosses to dramatic angels – along with plaques dedicated to those who served during World War I.
Today Balgriffin remains a much-loved spot for visitors keen to explore its historical past, while it also serves as an important memorial site for locals who come to pay their respects at gravesites belonging to family members or loved ones.
Although small compared with other cemeteries in Dublin, Balgriffin offers visitors a unique insight into Irish life throughout the ages and remains an important part of North Dublin’s heritage landscape.