We understand the importance of maintaining headstones and grave sites at Kilmashogue 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 Kilmashogue Cemetery, and we are available to answer any questions you may have about any of them.
Kilmashogue Cemetery Services
We offer all our Headstone & Memorial services in Kilmashogue Cemetery. You can see a summary of each service below:
If you need to place a headstone in Kilmashogue Cemetery we can assist you in doing so. If you are interested in creating a custom headstone for your loved one in Kilmashogue Cemetery, please contact us today.
Headstone Inscriptions Kilmashogue
Headstone inscriptions are arguably one of the most important elements of a gravestone. We offer our inscriptions services in Kilmashogue Cemetery so get in touch and we’ll help you.
Headstone Renovation Kilmashogue
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 Kilmashogue
We offer a wide range of grave maintenance services in Kilmashogue 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.
Kilmashogue Cemetery History
Kilmashogue Cemetery is one of the oldest and most storied cemeteries in Dublin, Ireland. Located on the slopes of Kilmashogue Mountain, it has been a final resting place for many generations of Dubliners since it was established in 1619.
This special cemetery is known for its vast history and unique features that make it truly remarkable.
In its long history, this unique burial ground has seen many remarkable events and been home to some of the city’s most interesting characters.
The cemetery was founded by a gentleman named Edward Hutchings. He had travelled to Ireland from England two years prior and leased land from a local family along Kilmashogue Mountain.
With his wife, Ellen, Hutchings established the cemetery as an independent burial ground separate from those that were run by the Church of Ireland at that time.
The cemetery quickly became a popular spot for burials due to its scenic backdrop and convenient location near downtown Dublin.
One notable feature of Kilmashogue Cemetery is its distinctive grid layout, with straight rows running north-south and east-west across the grounds.
This was designed by Hutchings to make sure every grave received equal sunlight and could be easily accessed for maintenance purposes.
One downside to this arrangement was that graves often needed to be moved over time as new plots were added; this gave rise to one of Kilmashogue’s most enduring folklore tales—the tale of “Rebecca’s Grave”.
According to locals, when Hutchings ran out of space in his original graveyard he took Rebecca’s body and moved it further up the mountain so he could create more plots on her grave site.
Kilmashogue Cemetery houses many famous figures who have contributed greatly to Irish culture and history such as playwright Oliver Goldsmith, physician William Burke and author Mary Lavinia Byrneamong others.
It also holds memorials commemorating some major historical events such as the 1916 Battle of Mount Street Bridge which marked a pivotal moment during the Easter Rising conflict—one monument features four cannonballs placed at each corner in memory of those who fought bravely during this eventful day in Irish history.
In addition to these significant memorials, there are numerous smaller monuments throughout Kilmashogue Cemetery dedicated to individuals whose lives have touched their families deeply or been lost too soon including a woman remembered with affection as ‘Granny O’Malley’ who lived nearby until her death in 1934; a touching tribute reads:
Kilmashogue Cemetery continues to be an important part of Dublin life today; tourists often come here seeking spiritual solace or simply wanting to wander among its ancient stones and get lost in thought amongst its rich heritage.
For many visitors, it is also an emotional experience seeing graves belonging not only famous historical figures but ordinary citizens whose lives have been remembered through heartfelt tributes etched into stone forevermore..
Despite its age, Kilmashogue Cemetery remains well maintained thanks largely thanks to efforts by local volunteers who dedicate their free time taking care of these hallowed grounds throughout the year; they plant flowers around headstones or help out with repairs when necessary — an example that even today this special piece of land still has much life left in it yet!
Kilmashogue Cemetery FAQs
Do you do Headstones in Kilmashogue?
Yes we do Headstones in Kilmashogue. If you are looking to set a headstone in Kilmashogue 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 Kilmashogue?
Yes we provide all types of Grave Maintenance in Kilmashogue. 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 Kilmashogue?
We specialise in Headstone Inscriptions in Kilmashogue. 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 Kilmashogue?
We offer a variety of different headstone repair and renovation services in Kilmashogue to suit your needs. We can clean the stone, repair any damage, and even make changes to the inscription if you so desire.