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Municipal Cemeteries

Access to all the Council’s five Municipal Cemeteries is permitted during normal opening hours.

Burial/Cemetery charges are increasing from 1 April 2022.

The Council's Municipal Cemeteries are:

Monkshill Cemetery, Newry
Kilbroney Cemetery, Rostrevor
Warrenpoint Cemetery
Struell Cemetery, Downpatrick
Lough Inch Cemetery, Ballynahinch.

The previous restrictions on 25 persons only being permitted to attend burials has been removed. The number of people permitted to attend a burial is now based on a risk assessment approach. Our five municipal cemeteries are large spaces and, provided people attending burials use this space to ensure social distancing rules are maintained, at present the Council is not placing restrictions on a specific number of people who may attend burials within its Municipal Cemeteries. This will be kept under review.

The Council has a duty to protect the health and safety of its own staff involved in providing the burial service and has therefore its own standard operating procedures in place to provide necessary protection to staff. You may therefore notice some changes to usual practices if attending burials, such as the wearing of face masks and the presence safety cordons around the grave. These measures are in place to reduce the risk from the COVID-19 virus.

Anyone who has either been confirmed as having the COVID-19 virus, or is experiencing symptoms of the virus, should not attend burials.

Your health and safety and that of our staff is paramount, and we appreciate your continued support.

The Facilities Management and Maintenance Section of the Council is responsible for the Council's Municipal Cemeteries.

The Council manages five municipal cemeteries, located at:

  • Kilbroney Road, Rostrevor
  • Lough Inch, Ballynahnich
  • Monkshill, Newry
  • Struell, Downpatrick
  • Upper Dromore Road, Warrenpoint

For information about the Cemeteries or burials please contact us on:  0330 137 4005.

For Rules & Regulations for the Control of Public Cemeteries within Newry, Moure & Down District Council click here.

Charges for Burials/Purchase of graves 2022/2023

Type of Facility/Activity

Details

Charges (£)

2022/2023

Private Grave

Resident

£263

Non Resident

£525

First Opening

Resident

£220

Non Resident

 £630

Second Opening

Resident

£220

Non Resident

£630

Burial of Cremated Remains/Burials

Under Headstones

Resident

£53

Non Resident

£105

Transfer Burial Rights

Resident

£42

Non Resident

£100

Duplicate Grant Per Plot

Resident

£42

Non Resident

£99

Exhumations

Resident

£420

Non Resident

£420

Additional charge for burials after 3.00pm

week days

Resident

£53

Non Resident         

  £53

Search fees (Deeds not produced)

Resident

0.00

Non Resident

0.00

Approval for Erection of Headstone

Resident

£53

Non Resident

£53

Burials of Under 18’s

 

0.00