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Cemeteries

  • Where are cemeteries (burial grounds) located in Galway City?

    Galway City Council has two cemeteries:

    Mount St. Joseph Cemetery,
    Rahoon Road
    (Rahoon Cemetery)
    environment@galwaycity.ie or (091) 536400
    The New Cemetery/Bohermore Cemetery,
    Cemetery Cross,
    Bothermore
    (Bothermore Cemetery)
    environment@galwaycity.ie or (091) 536400

    The Cemetery Foreman can be contacted on 087 2390930 (phone open until 2:30 pm on Saturdays).

    View map of cemetery locations.

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  • What are the opening times of the Cemeteries?

    The opening times of the Rahoon and Bothermore cemeteries are as follows:

    Monday 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
    Tuesday 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
    Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
    Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
    Friday 8:00 a.m. To 3.15 p.m.
    Saturday 1:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
    Sunday (No burials) Main gates open 1:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
    Pedestrian access through side gates - open at all times at both cemeteries

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  • How do I book a grave?

    Graves may be booked by phoning the Environment Section of Galway City Council, City Hall, College Road, Galway on 091 536595 (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday) or out of hours by calling the Cemetery Foreman on 087 2390930.

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  • What are the charges for booking a grave?

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    Charges may vary from year to year.

    The following charges apply for the Bohermore and Rahoon cemeteries:

    Grave Type Fee
    Single Grave Purchase €780
    Double Grave Purchase €1,836
    Grave Opening Fee (Coffin/Casket) €492
    Urn/Baby Grave Opening Fee €204
  • Bereavement Grant

    The Bereavement Grant has been discontinued and is not paid for deaths occurring on or after 1 January 2014

    See details on www.citizensinformation.ie

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  • How do I make a burial register enquiry?

    You can find out where a friend or relative is buried by querying the Burial Register.

    To do this you can phone 091 536400 or email environment@galwaycity.ie

    To help with your enquiry you should have:

    • Name of the deceased person
    • Date of the Burial

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  • How can I find out where a friend or relative is buried in Galway City?

    You can find out where a friend or relative is buried by querying the Burial Register.

    To do this, contact Galway City Council on 091-536595 or email environment@galwaycity.ie

    To assist with your enquiry please provide:

    • Name of the deceased person
    • Date of the Burial

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  • How do I apply to erect a tombstone/headstone?

    You must apply for a Permit if you wish to erect a tombstone and surround within either of the City Council Cemeteries.

    You should note that the 'Applicant' is the actual sculptor or contractor who has undertaken to carry out the work.

    The application form should be completed in full and include details of the deceased and grave details.

    Please also include:

    • a description of the Proposed Tombstone and Surround
    • a Photograph or Drawing of the Proposed Tombstone and Surround
    • Fee
      • New Cemetery, Bohermore: all areas - €60
      • Mount Saint Joseph, Rahoon - depending on location of grave: €144 single grave, €252 double grave or €60 euros in older Sections of Rahoon

    The completed form should be returned to:

    Environment Section
    Galway City Council
    City Hall
    College Road
    Galway.

    Applicants should note:

    • All Tombstones must be made available for inspection by the Caretaker at the Cemetery before installation
    • Height restrictions apply at both Cemeteries
    • Applicants are responsible for the quality and safety of the entire construction works

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