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Burial grounds

Registrars and caretakers

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.

How much does a burial plot cost?

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

Headstones and memorials

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

Burial ground maintenance grant

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.

Exhumation licence

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.

Burial ground Bye-Laws

There are almost 200 recorded burial grounds in Clare. The management of our burial grounds is governed by our Burial Ground Bye-Laws.

Burial Ground Bye-Laws 2015

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Content Last Updated/Reviewed: 01/06/18