We understand the importance of maintaining headstones and grave sites at Fingal 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 Fingal Cemetery, and we are available to answer any questions you may have about any of them.
Fingal Cemetery Services
We offer all our Headstone & Memorial services in Fingal Cemetery. You can see a summary of each service below:
If you need to place a headstone in Fingal Cemetery we can assist you in doing so. If you are interested in creating a custom headstone for your loved one in Fingal Cemetery, please contact us today.
Headstone Inscriptions Fingal
Headstone inscriptions are arguably one of the most important elements of a gravestone. We offer our inscriptions services in Fingal Cemetery so get in touch and we’ll help you.
Headstone Renovation Fingal
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 Fingal
We offer a wide range of grave maintenance services in Fingal 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.
Fingal Cemetery History
Fingal Cemetery in Dublin, Ireland, is a graveyard known for its historic and somber beauty. The cemetery was originally established in 1869 by the local Fingal Council.
The cemetery is situated on a hillside overlooking the North Bull Island Nature Reserve, Ireland’s first natural UNESCO biosphere reserve.
The cemetery has been around for over 150 years and has served as the final resting place for many people from both Dublin and beyond.
Some of those buried here include prominent figures in Irish politics, public service and history, such as Eamonn Ceannt and Thomas Ashe who were leaders of the Easter Rising in 1916.
There have also been many other prominent names in history buried at Fingal Cemetery including
- James Joyce’s father-in-law, William Murray
- Joseph Plunkett, one of the signatories of the Proclamation of Independence
- Séan T. O’Kelly who was Ireland’s second president
- Maud Gonne who was an Irish revolutionary and feminist
- Erskine Childers who was president of Ireland
- Kevin Barry who was executed by British forces during the War of Independence
- Father Michael Cleary, a priest famous for helping to hide republican women during the war
The layout of Fingal Cemetery is relatively simple with three main sections – a Roman Catholic section with numerous graves from different nationalities; a Protestant section consisting mainly of Irish grave markers; and two circular plots with gravestones dedicated to members of political organisations like the IRA or Volunteer Force.
Alongside these more solemn areas are more modern additions such as monuments erected to commemorate soldiers who fought in World War I and II as well as memorials dedicated to individuals or groups lost at sea.
Aside from being a peaceful burial ground for generations past, Fingal Cemetery has also become a popular spot among locals looking for some time away from city life.
Visitors often take pictures or explore some unique sculptures found throughout the grounds such as statues depicting angels or eagles.
The majority of these sculptures can be found near military graves or along beautiful pathways that meander through old trees surrounding this historic site.
Bird watchers often visit here too due to the diverse array of birds living amongst its grounds such as raptors and songbirds.
Overall, while there may not be much fanfare associated with visiting Fingal Cemetery it is still an important part of Dublin’s cultural landscape that speaks volumes about its complex history both past and present.
It serves as an important reminder about death but also celebrates life through its variety of monuments erected by loved ones over centuries gone by.