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Ireland's newest crematorium is now open

It brings to number of crematoria in Ireland to six.

Image: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

A NEW CREMATORIUM has opened at Dardistown Cemetery in Cloghran, north Dublin today.

It was built and is operated by Glasnevin Trust, which runs six cemeteries around the country.

It cost €5 million to build and covers an area of 613 square metres.

The Dardistown facility brings the number of crematoria in Ireland to six.

It will operate Monday to Saturday and will provide alternative burial services for areas in north Dublin as well as Louth, Meath and Cavan. It will be fully non-denominational, offering services for anyone.

Glasnevin Trust said the crematorium is one of the most environmentally friendly in Ireland.

Dardistown Cemetery . Photo Chris Bellew / Copyright Fennell Photography 2016 Source: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

It has two congregation spaces that can hold 150 people each. In the event of bigger services, the two spaces can be merged into one with a capacity of 300 people.

It is as an open transparent glazed space surrounded by a colonnade of steel columns supporting the the roof. The crematorium and functional areas are enclosed by a high wall of weathered limestone.

CEO of Glasnevin Trust George McCullough said the crematorium would be a “peaceful and tranquil environment for people to visit and pay their respects to their loved ones”.

Dardistown Cemetery . Photo Chris Bellew / Copyright Fennell Photography 2016 Source: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

“The new Dardistown Crematorium is the latest development in the illustrious history of Glasnevin Trust,” he said.

All of the Glasnevin Trust cemeteries are non-denominational in keeping with our mission to bury and cremate people of all religions and no religion with dignity and respect.

Dardistown Cemetery is located on the Swords Road (R132) at the junction of the Old Airport Road just before the entrance to Dublin Airport.

The crematorium was designed by A&D Wejchert & Partners Architects.

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