Mount Jerome Cemetery, Dublin

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Mount Jerome Cemetery & Crematorium is situated in Harold's Cross on the south side of Dublin, Ireland. Since its foundation in 1836, it has witnessed over 300,000 burials. Originally an exclusively Protestant cemetery, Roman Catholics have also been buried there since the 1920s.
The name of the cemetery comes from an estate established there by the Reverend Stephen Jerome, who in 1639 was vicar of St. Kevin's Parish. At that time, Harold's Cross was part of St. Kevin's Parish. In the latter half of the 17th century, the land passed into the ownership of the Earl of Meath, who in turn leased plots to prominent Dublin families. A house, Mount Jerome House, was constructed in one of these plots, and leased to John Keogh. In 1834, after an aborted attempt to set up a cemetery in the Phoenix Park, the General Cemetery Company of Dublin bought the Mount Jerome property, "for establishing a general cemetery in the neighbourhood of the city of Dublin".
The Funerary Chapel in the cemetery was the first Puginian Gothic church in Dublin. It was designed by William Atkins.
In 2000, Mount Jerome Cemetery established its own crematorium on the site.
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  • Numerous famous Irish people have had their final passing marked here. The artist Jack Butler Yeats, father of W.B., playwright John Millington Synge, mathematician William Rowan Hamilton and prolific...  more »
  • I love cemeteries and have been meaning to go to Mt Jerome for a long time as it is right on my doorstop. We passed it recently so decided to pop in for a stroll. It is really beautiful and not really...  more »
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  • Great to spend a few hours walking around, nice coffee shop on site.
  • Today was a beautiful sunny day so I decided to have a bit of fun with my new super-wide angle lens [Voigtlander 15mm]. Mount Jerome Cemetery & Crematorium is located in Harold's Cross on the south side of Dublin. Since its foundation in 1836, it has witnessed over 300,000 burials. Originally an exclusively Protestant cemetery, Roman Catholics have also been buried there since the 1920s. Two of my Grandparents are buried here because they lived in the area and I visit on a regular basis as this is an amazing place.
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