Friends Burial Ground, Dublin

Friends Burial Ground
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Friends Burial Ground, Dublin is located in Ireland
Friends Burial Ground, Dublin
Location in Ireland
Established 1860
Country Republic of Ireland
Type Quaker
Style garden cemetery
Size 2.35 ha (5.8 acres)
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The Friends Burial Ground (Irish: Reilig Chumann na gCairde), also called Temple Hill Burial Ground or the Friends Sleeping Place[1] is a Quaker burial ground located at Temple Hill, Blackrock, Dublin. It opened in 1860 and is one of only two Quaker burial grounds in Dublin; the other being at Cork Street.


Before this burial ground opened, there were two other burial grounds in Dublin. One in Cork Street and the other located off St. Stephen's Green on York Street. The ground on York Street was sold in 1805 for the building of the Royal College of Surgeons. Today there is nothing to be seen of this old burial ground.[2] The Cork Street burial ground, which dates from the 1690s, is located beside the James Weir Home for Nurses, opposite the old Cork Street Fever Hospital.

The Friends Burial Ground at Temple Hill is 5.8 acres (2.3 ha) in size and opened with the first interment on 6 March 1860 of Hannah Chapman. All the gravestones in the burial ground are uniform in size and are inscribed with only the names and dates of who they are for. This is in keeping with the Quaker rules for interment.[2]

It is noted that some of the Quaker families interred here are Allen, Grubb, Fairbrother, Goodbody, Pim, Todhunter, Sparrow Walpole and Waring. The burial grounds are under the care of the Dublin Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends in Ireland.[2]

Notable burials


  1. ^ "Society of Friends, Rosenallis - Historic Graves".
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Igoe, Vivien (2001). "Dublin Burial Grounds & Graveyards", Wolfhound Press, p101, ISBN 0-86327-872-8
  3. ^ Mulvihill, Mary (2002). Ingenious Ireland. TownHouse & CountryHouse. p. 96. ISBN 978-1-86059-145-7.[permanent dead link]

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Coordinates: 53°17′43″N 6°10′18″W / 53.295351°N 6.171705°W / 53.295351; -6.171705

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