Burial Regulations

The powers and duties of Local Authorities in relation to Burial Grounds are derived, in the first instance, from the Public Health (Ireland) Act, 1878 (Part III) (link is external), as amended by the Local Government (Sanitary Services) Act, 1948 (link is external) and, more recently, the Local Government Act, 1994 (link is external) .

The main rules for burial grounds are set out in the Rules & Regulations for the Regulation of Burial Grounds 1888 and amendments made to these rules in 1919, 1929 (link is external)and 2013 (link is external).