- Registrars and caretakers
- How much does a burial plot cost?
- Headstones and memorials
- Burial ground maintenance grant
- Exhumation licence
- Burial Ground Bye-Laws
Registrars and caretaker will assist in identifying burial plots available, either by reference to the burial ground map, or by visiting the burial ground.
Contact details of our burial ground registrars and caretakers can be downloaded below.
|Name of Registrar/Caretaker||Registrar/ Caretaker||Burial Ground||Contact No.|
|Margaret Russell||R/CT||Kildrum,Quin||087 9729326|
|Leo Mulready||CT||Clonboy(,Bridgetown)||087 3762107|
|Martin Fitzgerald||CT||Poulacarron||087 3768705|
|Ger Conroy||CT||Kilkeedy, Tubber||087 3761938|
|Micheal Kelly||CT||Feenagh, Sixmilebridge||087 3711538|
|Tim Mullane||R||Clonlea||087 6637020|
|Donal O' Brien||CT||Doon||087 9146232|
|John Burke||CT||Killawinna, Crusheen||087 3706020|
|Tom O' Dea||CT||Burrane||087 6863531|
|Brian Smyth||R/CT||Cloonmore,(Cree)||087 9650433|
|Hugh Hunter||R/CT||Kilmurry McMahon||087 6464148|
We do not allow any advanced purchasing of burial plots.
New burial plots can be purchased in 29 burial grounds in Clare. The current costs of burial plots in these burial grounds are summarised below:
- Ballycannon, Drumcliff, Ennistymon, Illaunmanagh, Lemenagh, Quin, Scariff
- Single Grave Space: €420
- Double Grave Space: €735
- Breaffa, Bridgetown, Clonlea, Carron, Cloonmore, Doonmore, Feakle, Killaloe, Killofin, Knockerra, Kilnamona, Killuran, Killeen, Kilshanny, Kilmurry McMahon, Liscannor, Lissycasey, Lisdeen, Moy, Ogonnelloe,Shanakyle, Tulla
- Single Grave Space: €315
- Double Grave Space: €525
We have guidelines and criteria for erection of headstones at burial grounds. Before any work commences at the burial plot, an application form to erect a new headstone or restore/replace/alter an existing memorial must be completed and submitted to:
Rural Development Directorate
Clare County Council
We provide a grant to groups who carry out maintenance of their local burial ground. This grant is intended to fund works such as grass-cutting and general upkeep. The maximum grant is €600.
Please note that the Burial Ground Maintenance Grant has closed for 2018.
We administer Exhumation Licence Applications. An Exhumation Licence Application Form may be downloaded below, or can be obtained directly from the Rural Development Directorate .Completed application should be returned to the Rural Development Directorate, accompanied by a fee of €300.
There are almost 200 recorded burial grounds in Clare. The management of our burial grounds is governed by our Burial Ground Bye-Laws.
Application for permission to erect a new memorial/headstone [ PDF, 304KB]
Application for permission to restore replace alter an existing memorial [ PDF, 305KB]
Application for exhumation license [ PDF, 26KB]
Burial Ground Bye-Laws 2015
Date issued: 10/12/15
Burial Ground Bye-laws 2015-County Clare [ PDF, 556KB]
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