Natural Burial Ground

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Natural Burial Grounds in Ireland
Woodbrook Natural Burial Grounds
Killanne, Co. Wexford (open since 2010)
Tel. No.: 074 915 2712

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.

In 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.

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.

Visitors 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.

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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ABOUT WOODBROOK NATURAL BURIAL GROUND

In 2010 our sister company The Green Graveyard Company opened Ireland's only Natural Burial Ground on the Carlow / Wexford boarder. Please visit the natural burial page for more information.

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