Banbridge District Council is responsible for the general management, regulation and control of its cemeteries at Newry Road, Banbridge and Mound Road, Dromore. It also owns and maintains four other cemeteries in Seapatrick, Old Annaclone, Dechomet and Drumadonnell but it is no longer possible to purchase a plot in these cemeteries.
The Council has the following responsibilities in relation to public cemeteries:
- Sale of plots (see fees information below)
- Grave opening and maintenance
- Grounds and paths maintenance
- Information to cemetery visitors
- Rules governing interments and headstones/memorials
||£230 (Purchaser lives in the District)
£460 (Purchaser lives outside the District)
Banbridge Public Cemetery is open daily to visitors during the following hours and throughout the following months of the year. The Cemetery House beside the entrance gates is open during funerals for services and shelter if required.
|Time of Year
||Monday - Sunday
||8.30am - 7.30pm
|May - August
||8.30am - 9pm
||8.30am - 8pm
||8.30am - 6pm
|November - March
||8.30am - 4.30pm
There are no restrictions on access to Dromore Public Cemetery.
Purchase of Graves
For enquiries relating to the purchase or location of graves contact the Civic Building on 028 4066 0600 or speak in person to the Cemetery Supervisor located at Banbridge Public Cemetery. Graves are sold consecutively in such order as may from time to time be determined.
Please contact an undertaker to arrange a funeral. Funerals should arrive at the Cemetery no later than 3pm from Sunday to Friday and by 12 noon on Saturdays.
Where no headstone has been provided, one vase or similar vessel for holding flowers may be placed at the head of the grave. This must be removed whenever a headstone is erected.
Only standard headstones may be erected to mark a grave. Flower holders may only be provided where they are incorporated into the headstone. The design of the headstone must be submitted to the Council for approval and the Cemetery Supervisor advised of the date and time when a headstone is to be erected. The condition and saftey of a headstone remains the responsibility of the grave owner. If a headstone becomes unstable and is not made safe by the owner, it will be taken down by the Council.
Wreaths are permitted to remain on graves for one month from the date of burial.
For further information about public cemeteries, click on the links below to either view or download a copy of the following documents:
Banbridge Public Cemetery, Newry Road, Banbridge, Co. Down
T: 028 4066 2623
M: 07884 237060