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A cemetery in which some of my family members are buried ....


Glasnevin Cemetary (Dublin)
Glasnevin Cemetery was established in 1832 under the direction of Daniel O’Connell for the purpose of burying “people of all religions and non”. The cemetery encompasses 124 acres and 1.5 million burials, the first burial was an 11 year old boy, Michael Carey from Francis Street, Dublin on February 21, 1832. 
Glasnevin has great national heritage through the social and historical history of the people buried there from all walks of life over 181 years. 

Map of Glasnevin Cemetery
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Family members buried in Glasnevin Cemetery are: 
Catherine Bradley (d. 1885); Thomas Bradley (d. 1890); John Joseph Bradley (d. 1891); Bridget Bradley (d. 1896); Margaret Mary Murtagh (d. 1900); Alicia Farrell (Murtagh) (d. 1900); Thomas Murtagh (d. 1913); Margaret Murtagh (Taaffe) (d. 1916);  Patricia Mary O'Reilly (d. 1919); Michael More Caraher (d. 1929); Catherine Bradley (Reilly) (d. 1930); Mary Elizabeth Harris (d. 1932); Thomas A Murtagh (d. 1937); Sarah T Murtagh ((Bradley) (d. 1954); Mary Frances Caraher (Taaffe) (d. 1959); Mary Josephine Murtagh (d. 1975); Monica Mary Harrington (Goulding) (1975); Bernard Leo Murtagh (d. 1983); Elizabeth Agnes Murtagh (O'Hara) (d. 1984); Daniel Michael Harrington (d. 1985)

Family grave images ... Murtagh (from 1913); Bradley & Murtagh (from 1890); Murtagh (from 1983); Harrington (from 1975); Caraher (from 1902); Bradley (from 1885) and Farrell (from 1900).

About Glasnevin Cemetery ...
Some people of note interred there include the founder of the Cemetery - Daniel O’ConnellCharles Stewart ParnellO’Donovan RossaEamon De ValeraMichael CollinsCountess MarkiewiczMaud Gonne McBrideGerard Manley Hopkins, Father Francis BrownBrendan BehanChristy BrownJimmy O’DeaLuke KellyAlfred Chester BeattyMichael Cusack, Liam Whelan and others. Less acclaimed people include victims of the Great Famine, the Cholera outbreaks and the Air India crash as well as the babies in the old Angels plot which was renovated and inaugurated by President McAleese in 2005.  The new Angels plot (1970 to present day) is currently undergoing renovation.  

The Cemetery’s most famous architectural feature is the 51 metre high O’Connell Tower, designed by George Petries and made of Wicklow granite, where the remains of Daniel O’Connell are interred in a family crypt directly below the tower.  It is the highest round tower in Ireland.  The crypt and tower have recently been restored and are open to the public.  The Mortuary Chapel, designed in the 1870s, is appointed with stone carvings by James Pearse (father of Padraig and Willie Pearse).

Glasnevin Cemetery .... further information

2014 preview Video of Glasnevin Cemetery - One Million Dubliners
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