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Garden Cemetery

A Place to Remember and be Remembered

Glenstal in Autumn Woods

“I am struck by the sense of peace in this place”

This is a common phrase one hears to describe Glenstal Abbey; this place we call home. We have been asked many times over the years about the possibility of burial at Glenstal Abbey. In response to this wish and, due to the growing number of people choosing cremation, the monastic community has created the Garden Cemetery.

Lady Garden Gate

The Garden Cemetery

The Garden Cemetery provides for the interment of your loved one's cremated remains. A cemetery space can accommodate up to two urns. Each resting place is marked with a plaque of local grey granite for engraving individuals' names and dates of birth and death. 

Garden Cemetery Plaque Headstone Grave Plot

I will lie down in peace and sleep comes at once - (Psalm 4)

A monk from the Glestsal Community will be available to conduct the Rite of Committal from the Order of Christian Funerals unless the family would prefer to make other arrangements such as selecting a parish priest, for example. 

"And may Christ bring us all together to everlasting life"

- Rule of Benedict

Garden Cemetery at Sunset

Peace of Mind

Choosing a cemetery and securing your memorial space is an important decision. Arranging the details in advance gives you peace of mind and shows thoughtfulness and a caring concern for your family.

By planning this in your lifetime, you can ensure your wishes, concerning your final resting place, are carried out by your loved ones, which will lessen their burden in a time of grief.

Flexible Options

We have endeavoured to make selecting and securing your place in the Garden Cemetery as simple and easy as possible. We also provide flexibility with options of a one-off payment or annual payments up to five years, with no additional costs.

Near restful waters he leads me to revive my drooping spirit

- (Psalm 23)

Chapel Lake at Glenstal Abbey

This thoughtfully planned garden cemetery is located next to the monastic graveyard and overlooks the Chapel Lake. A place of outstanding natural beauty, it serves as a place that reminds us of the garden from which we came and for which we long - 

a place to remember and be remembered.

I’m interested in learning more...

What do I do next?

  • Complete the form below, and we'll send you some further information. We can then schedule a call to answer any questions you may have and arrange a personal tour should you wish
  • You may also contact the Monastic Bursar on 061 621045 or
  • Email us at gardencemetery@glenstal.com