Palmerstown Cemetery

Almost a century and a half after Glasnevin Cemetery opened in North Dublin, Palmerstown Cemetery was established in the south of the city in 1978.  In contrast to the Victorian garden styles of Glasnevin and Goldenbridge, Palmerstown was developed as a lawn-style cemetery.  This style was developed for changing urban landscapes with clean lines, grid patterns, and a sense of uniformity.

Purchasing a Grave at Palmerstown Cemetery

There are no new plots available at Palmerstown Cemetery, of course, individuals can be interred in any existing plots that belong to the family. 

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 blood relative of the grave owner can be interred with the grave owner’s written permission. If the grave owner is deceased then written permission is needed from the nearest surviving relatives of the grave owner.

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 Palmerstown Cemetery records, please see here for further information. 


Headstones Palmerstown cemetery

Florist, Memorials and Monuments at Palmerstown Cemetery


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 Palmerstown Cemetery where you can purchase flowers, plants, arrangements, and wreaths.  Our team of dedicated professionals can design a package of your choosing.  

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 can offer, please see here for further details.

This can also be arranged for any funeral service if you are unable to attend. 


If you would like to find out more about headstones, plaques, and memorials, please visit our Monument Works section. You can find samples of their work there. The team will be able to assist you with the process of selecting an appropriate tribute. There are some rules and regulations regarding the erection of monuments at Palmerstown Cemetery, please see here for details -


Memorial for Cremation

If you contact our office 01 4592288 you can arrange to select a suitable location it is also possible to reserve a location.

Columbarium Wall

The columbarium allows the placing of cremated remains into niches, each with a front section incorporating a memorial plaque. The cremated remains are placed behind the plaque in urns specifically designed for this purpose. Each niche accommodates one or two urns The memorial plaque is engraved with an inscription

Headstones and cemetery wall

Contacts & Location

Palmerstown Cemetery 

Kennelsfort Road, Palmerstown
Dublin 20

Cemetery Manager: David Thompson

P: + 353 (0) 1 4592288   |    F: + 353 (0) 1 4592423
E: [email protected]

Palmerstown Opening Hours - Office

Monday-Wednesday: 9.30 am to 4.30 pm

Thursday: 9.30 am to 4.00 pm

Friday: 9.30 am to 3.30 pm

Palmerstown Opening Hours - Grounds

Car Access

Monday – Saturday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Pedestrian Access

Monday – Sunday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Palmerstown Parking Facilities

Complimentary parking is available at Palmerstown.