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Arbour Hill Cemetery, Dublin

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  • We went along after a visit to Kilmainham and it was a moving experience to see some of the most pivotal men in our history buried side my side in a mass grave. A very serene and peaceful place to tak...  more »
  • great little grave yard at the back of arbour church... allways seems to be a wreath laying ceremony going on most days .. plenty of graves from 1916 and hundreds of years before... try the gate near ...  more »
  • During our recent visit to Dublin we visited the cemetery to complete our journey through history. We had already visited the general post office and Kilmainham Gaol and felt we had to visit the cemet...  more »
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  • This is one of the few places in the general area that does not appear to suffer from anti-social behaviour so you can feel safe when you visit. The main reason to visit the military cemetery is that it is the burial place of fourteen of the executed leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising. Among those buried there are Patrick Pearse, James Connolly and Major John MacBride. The leaders were executed in Kilmainham Gaol and their bodies were transported to Arbour Hill for burial. The graves are located under a low mound on a terrace of Wicklow granite in what was once the old prison yard. The grave site is surrounded by a limestone wall on which the names are inscribed in Irish and English. On the prison wall opposite the grave site is a plaque with the names of other people who were killed in 1916. A little doorway to the right of the memorial area leads to the Irish United Nations Veterans' Association house and memorial garden which is also worth a visit.
  • Place where most of the 1916 leaders are burried. Quite & peaceful