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Information on graves and carrying out works


The size of a double plots measure 2.75 metres (9 feet) in length and 2.5 metres (8 feet) in width, a single plots measure 2.75 meters (9 feet) in length and 1.25 metres (4 feet) in width.

The exact position of each burial plot shall be agreed with the registrar of a burial ground. Advance purchase of right of burial is not permitted with the exception of community and privately operated burial grounds where advance purchasing may be allowed.

The purchase of right of burial in burial plots will be agreed with the burial ground registrar or an authorised officer on behalf of the council.

Carrying out works - important information for undertakers/sculptorss

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
New Road
Co. Clare

Application to erect headstones and memorials

App[lication to restore/replace/alter an existing memorial

Page last reviewed: 20/05/19

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