Arbour Hill Cemetery

Arbour Hill Cemetery information

Location
Dublin , Ireland
Address
Arbour Hill
Telephone
+353 1 1 821 3021
Getting there
Tram: Museum
Bus: 25, 25A, 37, 38, 39, 66, 67, 90 or 134 from city centre
More information
www.heritageireland.ie
Opening hours
8am-4pm Mon-Fri, 11am-4pm Sat, 9.30am-4pm Sun
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Just north of Collins Barracks, this small cemetery is the final resting place of all 14 of the executed leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising. The burial ground is plain, with the 14 names inscribed in stone. Beside the graves is a cenotaph bearing the Easter Proclamation, a focal point for official and national commemorations.

The front of the cemetery incongruously, but poignantly, contains the graves of British personnel killed in the War of Independence. Here, in the oldest part of the cemetery, as the gravestones toppled, they were lined up against the boundary walls where they still stand solemnly today.