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We operate and maintain the following cemeteries:

  • Aghagallon Cemetery, Rock Lane, Aghagallon
  • Ballynahone Cemetery, Ballynahonemore Road, Armagh
  • Banbridge Cemetery, Newry Road, Banbridge
  • Donaghcloney Cemetery, Main Street, Donaghcloney
  • Dromore New Cemetery, Mound Road, Dromore
  • Drumadonnell Cemetery, Dromara Road, Ballyroney
  • Kernan Cemetery, Kernan Hill Road, Kernan, Portadown
  • Lurgan Cemetery, New-Line, Lurgan
  • Lynastown Cemetery, Bluestone Road, Portadown
  • Magheralin Cemetery, Newforge Road, Magheralin
  • Old Annaclone Cemetery, Church Hill Road, Annaclone
  • Seagoe Cemetery, Seagoe Road, Portadown
  • Seapatrick Cemetery, Church Square, Banbridge
  • Shankill Cemetery, Shankill Street, Lurgan
  • The Orchard Cemetery, Corcreevy Road, Richhill

We appreciate that preparing funeral arrangements is a difficult time for families and we try to be as helpful as possible during this time.

However, there are some rules governing the administration of cemeteries which must be adhered to as outlined below:

When a grave is purchased, the buyers name and address is entered in to the register as the titleholder for the specified plot and they receive a title deed certificate.

The titleholder of the burial plot is then given the right to up to three internments (burials) per plot.  The purchase of the plot does not mean that the person has purchased the land, only the right to internment.

We can only accept a request for an internment from the titleholder and can only grant permission to the titleholder for the erection of memorials.

Burial plots cannot be purchased in advance of a death.

Interments can only take place on the authorisation of the cemetery office on the request of the titleholder. For a copy of a Grave Authorisation form, click below.

The cemetery office usually requires notice of two working days for the preparation of the burial plot.  Plots are dug to nine feet and will allow for up to three burials of a standard sized coffin.

All funerals must arrive at the cemetery between the hours of 10am and 3.30pm.  However, the cemetery will remain open during the hours of daylight should families wish to visit the grave.

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The grave may be assigned to a nominated successor by the titleholder during their lifetime. If this is not undertaken, on the death of the titleholder, the title may only be transferred to a successor (family member) with the written consent of any other family members who may have a claim to the grave.

This means that should a titleholder pass away without assigning the grave to a successor, there may be a delay in using the grave for burials until such time as a formal deed transfer can be carried out with the agreement of all necessary family members.

In addition we will only be able to contact the titleholder from their last known address.  It is therefore recommended that the deed for graves is assigned or transferred as soon as possible to avoid any upset to bereaved families.

We operate lawn type cemeteries at:

  • Kernan Cemetery – Section B
  • Lurgan Cemetery – Section M

These cemeteries are laid out and developed on the ‘lawn system’ which provides for a space at the head of each grave for the planting of flowers and/or the erection of a headstone.  This space is four feet wide by 2 feet 6 inches deep.

The remaining portion of each grave is sown out in grass which will be left clear of any vases, holders or other additions in order to facilitate grass cutting throughout the cemetery.  No wreaths, including grass wreaths, will therefore be permitted to remain on a grave for more than 4 weeks after the date of burial.

Every effort is made to accommodate individual memorial wishes of families, however, it is necessary to ensure that the size and type of memorials are appropriate to their setting. Therefore all memorials (headstones) must be approved by the Cemeteries Office prior to erection, including the proposed inscription. Please note emblems are not permitted on headstones.

Aghagallon Cemetery:

Opens: Unrestricted Access


Ballynahone Cemetery:

Opens: Pedestrian gate open 24hrs


Banbridge Cemetery:

Opens: 8:30am
Closes: April – 7:30pm; May to Aug – 9pm; Sept – 8pm; Oct – 6pm; Nov to March – 4:30pm


Donaghcloney Cemetery:

Opens: Unrestricted Access


Dromore New Cemetery:

Opens: 8:30am
Closes: April – 7:30pm; May to Aug – 9pm; Sept – 8pm; Oct – 6pm; Nov to March – 4:30pm


Drumadonnell Cemetery:

Opens: 8:30am
Closes: April – 7:30pm; May to Aug – 9pm; Sept – 8pm; Oct – 6pm; Nov to March – 4:30pm


Kernan Cemetery:

Opens: 8am
Closes: 9pm or dusk whichever is earlier


Lurgan Cemetery:

Opens: 8am
Closes: 4pm pedestrian gate open 24hrs


Lynastown Cemetery:

Opens: Unrestricted Access


Magheralin Cemetery:

Opens: 8am
Closes: 9pm or dusk whichever is earlier


Old Annaclone Cemetery:

Opens: 8:30am
Closes: April – 7:30pm; May to Aug – 9pm; Sept – 8pm; Oct – 6pm; Nov to March – 4:30pm


Seagoe Cemetery:

Opens: Unrestricted Access


Seapatrick Cemetery:

Opens: 8:30am
Closes: April – 7:30pm; May to Aug – 9pm; Sept – 8pm; Oct – 6pm; Nov to March – 4:30pm


Shankill Cemetery:

Opens: 8am
Closes: 9pm or dusk whichever is earlier


The Orchard Cemetery:

Opens: Pedestrian gate open 24hrs


The current Scale of Charges in relation to burial fees is as follows:

 Resident Non-Resident
Purchase of plot (100 year lease)£225.00£533.00
Grave Opening Fee£241.00£578.00
Cremated Remains Opening Fee£78.00£137.00
Infant Opening Fee (Under 2)£50.00£50.00
Plot purchase Memorial Garden£105.00£130.00
Transfer/Assignment1=£46.00
2=£92.00
3=£138.00
1=£46.00
2=£92.00
3=138.00
Duplicate Certificate£46.00£46.00
Exhumation Fee£380.00£380.00
Memorial Headstones/ Surrounds Right to Erect (50 year lease)
Erection of Headstone£78.00£122.00
Erection of Memorial Tablet£75.00£90.00
Search Fee Charging Breakdown
1 to 10 year search£10.00£10.00
11 and over 100£46.00£46.00
New Infant/Ashes Memorial Garden Fees and Charges (Lurgan Cemetery)
Infant Garden Burial Right (100 year lease)£105.00£130.00
Infant Opening Fee (Under 2)£50.00£50.00
Ashes Garden Burial Right (100 year lease)£105.00£130.00
Ashes Opening Fee£78.00£122.00