We understand the importance of maintaining headstones and grave sites at Deansgrange 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 Deansgrange Cemetery, and we are available to answer any questions you may have about any of them.
Deansgrange Cemetery Services
We offer all our Headstone & Memorial services in Deansgrange Cemetery. You can see a summary of each service below:
If you need to place a headstone in Deansgrange Cemetery we can assist you in doing so. If you are interested in creating a custom headstone for your loved one in Deansgrange Cemetery, please contact us today.
Headstone Inscriptions Deansgrange
Headstone inscriptions are arguably one of the most important elements of a gravestone. We offer our inscriptions services in Deansgrange Cemetery so get in touch and we’ll help you.
Headstone Renovation Deansgrange
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 Deansgrange
We offer a wide range of grave maintenance services in Deansgrange 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.
Deansgrange Cemetery History
Deansgrange Cemetery is a historic cemetery in Dublin, Ireland which was originally opened in 1814. It is one of the oldest cemeteries in Dublin and is located 6 miles south of the city centre. The cemetery covers an area of around 4 hectares.
The cemetery is named after Captain James Deane who purchased the land from the Earl of Meath in 1799.
Captain Deane had plans to build a spa resort on the property, but those plans never came to fruition and he instead leased part of his land to become a cemetery.
The first burial at Deansgrange took place on 13 May 1814, and between then and 1900 over 18,000 people were buried there. Amongst them were notable figures such as Church of Ireland Bishop Joseph Robinson Wogan (1770-1820), United Irishmen Lord Edward Fitzgerald (1763 – 1798), Blayney Townley-Balfour (1774 – 1819) and politician John Beatty (1772 – 1840).
In the years leading up to 1916, several key figures of Irish nationalism also chose to be buried at Deansgrange Cemetery including: Wolfe Tone (1763 – 1798), Arthur O’Connor (1763 – 1852), Thomas Addis Emmet (1764 – 1827) and Robert Emmet (1778 – 1803).
This group of graves known as “Emmet’s Round” are located near the entrance gate at Deansgrange Cemetery.
During World War I, a new section was added at Deansgrange Cemetery for fallen soldiers.
This section contains over 400 graves with many coming from Commonwealth countries such as Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
The cemetery was further extended during World War II where another 100 war graves were added to this section.
Today, there have been over 40,000 burials at Deansgrange Cemetery since its opening in 1814 making it one of Dublin’s largest cemeteries and a site that continues to draw visitors from all over the world due to its rich history and cultural significance.