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This is how Ireland's new crematorium will look

The state-of-the-art structure will be built at Dardistown Cemetery.

Source: Glasnevin Trust

THE GLASNEVIN TRUST has announced a new state-of-the-art crematorium will be built at its Dardistown Cemetery site in Dublin.

Construction on the new crematorium will begin this month and it is due for completion by next summer.

It will be a non-denominational facility which will offer an alternative to traditional burials in Ireland. The new crematorium was designed by A&D Wejchert & Partners Architects and will comprise of two congregation spaces, each holding 150 people. In the event of a larger service, the two spaces can be merged into one.

The space is designed to be open, with a glazed space surrounded by steel columns that support the deep overhanging of the roof. The crematorium and functional areas are enclosed by a high wall of weathered limestone and the building is set in a grove of trees.

Source: The Glasnevin Trust

On making the announcement today, CEO of the Glasnevin Trust George McCullough said it will operate six days a week, providing a much needed service for the greater north Dublin area as well as Louth, Meath and Cavan.

The new crematorium will offer a peaceful and tranquil environment for people to visit and pay their respects to their loved ones. 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.

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