Burial Grounds

There are 139 Burial Grounds under the control of Kerry County Council. The Council employs part –time caretakers to look after the upkeep of many of these burial grounds.

It is Council policy to work with and involve local communities in the maintenance and upkeep of local burial grounds. Kerry County Council currently works with and gives financial aid to 43 Local Burial Ground Committees.

It is important to note that 92 of the County’s 139 Burial Grounds are classified as Archaeological sites and, accordingly, are protected by the National Monuments Act.   Any works to be undertaken in these Burial Grounds require advance approval from the Council’s engineering and archaeological staff.


Terms of Purchase of Interment Rights in a Lawn Style Burial Ground
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Application for Exhumation Licence
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Bye-Laws for Cemeteries Advert
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Bye-Laws for Cemeteries
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Kerry County Council, Co. Buildings, Rathass, Tralee

Phone: (066) 718 3500     Email: info@kerrycoco.ie

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