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Natural Burial Grounds

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Our Next Information day at Woodbrook Natural Burial Ground will be held 7th of April 2018
These are informal days where people can come and explore the grounds and meet our team.
We look forward to meeting you.

 

Problems with our website

Please note that our website www.greengraveyard.com is currently down as of the 24/1/18 due to the site being hacked. We have decided to rework the website to update and make it more secure. We hope to have this completed in the next few days. In the meantime any queries you have please feel free to contact us by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone on 00353749152712. Or you can see more information on our facebook page www.facebook.com/greengraveyard

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Colin and the team at Woodbrook

Natural Burial Grounds in Ireland 

Our sister company "The Green Graveyard Company" are in the process of opening / trying to open a number of Natural Burial Grounds or Green Graveyards in Ireland.

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Woodbrook

woodbrookteam1In Oct 2010 we opened Woodbrook Natural Burial Ground. It became Ireland's first "Natural Burial Ground". Woodbrook is situated on the Carlow / Wexford border. It is being used by families from all over Ireland.   

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What is a Natural Burial Ground or Green Graveyard

In it's most simplistic form a NBG is a graveyard where the land has a second use as a living, developing and natural nature reserve / woodland. Gone are the marble headstones and concrete surrounds that are common place in other Irish burial grounds, replaced instead by a small simple grave marker and the planting of a native Irish tree or sowing of wildflower seed.

pathwayVisitors will be able to walk along the pathways surrounded by nature, spotting wildlife in their newly created habitats. These natural burial grounds will be sacred and natural places. People of all faiths and those without any religion will find a beautiful resting place.

In choosing a natural or green burial you will be creating, conserving and sustaining native Irish woodland / wildflower meadow.

It is a gift that will keep on giving to future generations.

For more information go to www.greengraveyard.com

Why Natural Burial?

Why Choose Natural Burial as opposed to cremation or traditional burial?

There is a lot of misinformation about the “greenest” most “environmentally beneficial choices” we could take in death.

Below is a quick table of some of the issues you may wish to consider when choosing between cremation, traditional burial or natural burial.

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Funeral Plans (Coming Soon)

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