Dardistown Cemetery opened in 1990, the fourth site that Glasnevin Trust established in Dublin. The grounds span 42 acres. Like Palmerstown, Dardistown is a lawn cemetery. This type of design is symmetrical and aims to create a sense of space. Each section in Dardistown Cemetery is named after saints who have associations with the local area.
Purchasing a Grave at Dardistown Cemetery
Graves at Dardistown Cemetery are ‘single plots’. All graves at the site are border graves which means that they are set out in a grid-like fashion. The measurements of the plots are four-foot (wide) by seven-foot (long).
If you wish to plan in advance, you can avail of our grave selection service, please contact (01) 842 4677 for further details.
There are some regulations that you need to be aware of when planning to erect a headstone on graves in Dardistown Cemetery. Please see our Monuments section below for more information.
Who can be buried in a grave
The grave owner and their direct family (husband, wife, children, mother, and father) can be buried in a grave without written permission. Any other relative or person associated with the grave owner can be buried in the grave with written permission from the owner. In the case where the grave owner cannot provide this permission, it will need to come from the grave owner’s spouse, children (all), or executor with the appropriate authority.
The grave owner remains the owner ‘in perpetuity’ (forever) unless they transfer ownership to a nominated party in their lifetime. The original ownership documentation associated with the grave is required in these circumstances.
If you would like to carry out family history research using the Dardistown Cemetery records, please see here for further information.
The crematorium at Dardistown is a bright and modern style space that is suitable for any type of service. The building can accommodate 300 people and can be adapted seamlessly for smaller groups.
Please hit the button at the end of this section to download our crematorium brochure.
Venues - Post Funeral Reception
Nearby venues which can accommodate a post-funeral reception are listed below:
Carlton Hotel - https://www.carltondublinairport.com/
The Coachman's Inn - http://thecoachmansinn.ie/
Kealy’s Kitchen - https://kealys.ie/
Please note that there may be restrictions in place at these venues relating to COVID-19.
Please note that the florist and online services are unavailable at this time due to the COVID-19 situation.
Our florists have an outlet at Dardistown Cemetery where you can purchase bouquets, arrangements, and wreaths. Our team of dedicated professionals can design a package of your choice.
If you cannot make it to the site but would like to have flowers placed on a grave, our team can arrange that for you. It is a unique service that we offer, please see here for further details.
This can also be arranged for any funeral service if you are unable to attend.
Monuments at Dardistown Cemetery
If you would like to find out more about headstones, plaques, and memorials, please visit our Monument Works section. You can find samples of the work there. The team will be able to assist you with the process of selecting an appropriate tribute.
There are certain rules and regulations that are particular to burials and monuments, please hit the blue button below to download a document which outlines this in further detail.
Memorials for Cremation
Glasnevin Trust offers many cremation memorial options such as Columbarium Wall, Garden of Remembrance, Remembrance Stone, or even Water Urns. For those who wish to keep ashes in decorative urns, caskets, or keepsakes, Glasnevin Trust has an exclusive selection available to purchase from our cemetery offices at Glasnevin & Newlands Cross.
There are plots within the ash garden which are specifically for those who have opted for cremation. Each plot holds six sets of ashes, and there is a personalised headstone.
Columbarium walls were first built in ancient Rome, and with the increase in people opting for cremation, they have become a popular choice of memorialisation. There is a selection of them in Dardistown Cemetery. There are dedicated sections within the wall for the placement of urns containing ashes of the deceased inscribed on it.
Garden of Remembrance
The Garden of Remembrance is another memorial option for the deceased who have chosen to be cremated within the cemetery. The garden resembles a conventional burial plot. The urns are placed in a vault underground that is marked by a memorial stone with details of the deceased.
The Memorial Tree at Dardistown Cemetery is a thoughtful and different way to remember loved ones who have passed away. The name, birth and death dates of the deceased are engraved onto a personalised leaf that is attached to the tree for a lasting memory.
If you would like more information on any of the above, please contact Mark O'Neill - [email protected] | 01 882 6500 | 086 839 3515
Contacts & Location
Dardistown Cemetery & Crematorium and Florist
Collinstown Cross, Old Airport Road, Cloghran
Cemetery Manager: Derek Donohue
P: + 353 (0) 1 8424677 | F: + 353 (0) 1 8424294
E: [email protected]
Dardistown Opening Hours - Office
Monday - Wednesday: 9.30 am - 4.30 pm
Thursday: 9.30 am - 4.00 pm
Friday: 9.30 am - 3.30 pm
Dardistown Opening Hours - Grounds
Monday - Saturday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday – Sunday: 8:00 am – 6:0 0pm
Free parking (30 spaces) is available at the main entrance.
€2.00 for the other car park.
A number of buses will take you to Dardistown Cemetery.
The 16, 27B, 41 & 41C all stop within the boundaries of the cemetery.