Burial Grounds

Limerick City and County Council's cemeteries are managed by the Community Development Department and through the local area offices.

Cemetery Maintenance

Cemetery staff maintain the grounds of cemeteries at Mount Saint Lawrence Cemetery (Old and Extension), Mount Saint Oliver Cemetery and Castlemungret Cemetery.

Mount Saint Oliver Cemetery closes at 8pm each evening.

In other cemeteries throughout County Limerick, the Council is assisted by local parish councils, community groups and burial ground committees in the maintenance of its cemeteries. Limerick City and County Council encourages the work of the local burial ground committees by means of a grant each year. Over 100 groups receive the burial ground grant each year. In these cemeteries, it is the responsibility of the grave owner or family to maintain their grave.

It would be much appreciated if people removed decayed flowers, wreaths and ornaments from their family graves and place them in the bins provided.

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Grave Space - Purchase

View the Burial Ground Charges 2020 document in the supporting documents below. 

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Grave Space - Pre-purchase / Advance Purchase

You can pre-purchase a grave space in certain cemeteries. Please note you cannot pre-purchase in all cemeteries. Please contact the local caretaker/Cemeteries Team to ascertain whether there are plots available for pre-purchase in your local cemetery.  You can pay for the pre-purchase of the grave space at the Cash Offices in Council Headquarters, Merchant's Quay / Dooradoyle or the Area Offices in Newcastlewest, Killmallock or Rathkeale. View the Burial Ground Charges 2020 document in the attached documents at the end of this page for the charges applicable. 

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Grave Space - Purchase at Time of Need  

You can now purchase a grave space at Time of Need through Limerick City and County Council's website. This allows a person to purchase a grave online with a credit card. You will receive a receipt by email for the purchase of the grave space. A copy of the receipt must be given to your caretaker/undertaker who will then arrange for the allocation of a grave space.

Please Note: The purchase of a grave space at Time of Need online must coincide with a burial and cannot be used when Pre-purchasing a grave space.

To purchase a grave space at Time of Need please click here*

*For first time users, you will need to create a new account on My Limerick, verify your account via SMS, and then Click on "My Licences & Permits" > "Add a Licence / Permit" > then choose "Time in Need Grave"

View the Burial Ground Charges 2020 in the supporting documents at the end of this page for applicable charges.

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Erecting a Headstone 

It is necessary to obtain permission to erect a headstone in Limerick City and County Council Cemeteries.
Completed application form together with the cost to erect a headstone should be submitted to the Planning & Environmental Services Department, Limerick City and County Council, Dooradoyle, Limerick. 

Application forms are available from Customer Services in Dooradoyle and Merchant's Quay, Kilmallock, Rathkeale and Newcastle West, and are also available in the supporting documents below.

Costs for permission to erect a headstone for all cemeteries is €150

The Limerick City and County Council Cemeteries Bye-Laws 2015 can be viewed here

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