Ireland

More Dead in Glasnevin Cemetery than Alive in Dublin-What?

During one my class outings in Dublin, we went to Glasnevin Cemetery; it is the largest non-denominational cemetery in Ireland with an estimated 1.5 million burials. It first opened in 1832, and is located in Glasnevin, Dublin. Prior to the development of Glasnevin Cemetery, Irish Catholics had no cemeteries of their own in which to bury their dead and, as the repressive Penal Laws of the … Continue reading