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I live quite close to the cemetery my parents are buried here it’s a beautiful place with lots of history and amazing views over Belfast. Recently I mat 4 people form Seattle looking for a long lost relative grave. This is extremely difficult even with...More
My boyfriend is Irish so we went to see a bit of the graves of people related with the conflict and I have to admit it was quite interesting, heartbreaking most of the time. Anyway, it's a beautiful cemetery.
This cemetery has so much history, including the Republican graves of Bobby Sands and other famous hunger strike participants. The staff are very helpful if you need to find a grave too. I believe the oldest grave is 1829. Some graves have three or four...More
I did all the Coiste tours, and this was as good as the rest. Jack took us through the different areas of the cemetery, explaining the significance of notable graves, many of whom he had personal connections to, or knew of. He was open to...More
We visited here as I had heard that it was a republican graveyard. It is, but it also holds non-republican graves. There are several stone Celtic crosses and marble stones erected to loved ones.
The memorials were easy to find as they were flying the...More
We visited here to find my husband's grandparents' graves. We accomplished what we set out to do inn actually finding them here. But we were so impressed by the history and sense of peace in a place that once the scene of tragedy. The troubled...More
Certainly worth a visit if in the area. Steeped in history and invoking many memories of scenes on our TV screens from "the troubles" but information such as the existence of an underground wall which segregates the catholic and Protestant burial grounds, underscores that the...More
Insightful cemetery with lots of history. I went as part of a solo private tour with TaxiTrax and viewed Republican graves including Bobby Sands. Wish I could of stayed longer as the site is very large. Will be visiting again upon return to Belfast.