oakleaves Visiting Woodbrook

This page is currently Under construction (28/2/18) More info will be added here in the coming weeks.

Useful Information to help when visiting Woodbrook

There are two unique times that you may find yourself visiting Woodbrook.

  • To visit the grounds
  • Or to attend a burial at the grounds

Visiting the grounds.

Woodbrook Natural Burial Ground was open to the public in 2010. We opened quickly after receiving planning to accomodate families who wanted to use the space, to do this we developed the basic infrastructure required to get open. Since then we have allowed the grounds to develop slowly and it continues to grow with time and with each burial we receive. 

The first thing to note is that these grounds are not manned (our offices are at a different location) and there are no facilities of any kind.

Also when visiting the grounds please wear the appropriate footwear (sturdy and waterproof) and clothing. You are effectively entering a "Green Space" with no permanent footpaths and can often be visiting during inclimate weather. 

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 oakleaves Useful Contacts

Green Coffins

www.greencoffinsireland.com We have a sister company who supply willow or green coffins to alot of the funeral directors in Ireland. You can see the range available on the website as well as stockists in your area.

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Civil Celebrants and the Churches

Most churches have now attended / officiated at burials at Woodbrook. Although this is the only "Natural Burial Ground" in Ireland all churches work within other privately owned graveyards in Ireland. Please contact us if you require a minister or priest to be present at a burial that you are organising.

If you plan to use the burial ground and wish to have a civil celebrant to lead your service we recommend Jo at www.civilcelebrantireland.com . She has attended quite a number of services at Woodbrook NBG, she knows how the grounds and how our team works and is very professional in her duty of care. 0868532710

 

 Taking the N11 From Dublin –

 

Journey by car approximately 1hr 20 minutes

Leaving Dublin travelling along the M50 southbound and take the N11 heading towards Wexford. Continue along this road past Gorey and Camolin until you reach the village of Ferns. In Ferns you will come to a roundabout. Take the second exit along the R745.

Continue along the R745 for approximately 1 km until you come to the junction below. Turn left following the signs for Kiltealy still following the R745.

Follow this road along for approximately 5 km until you reach the junction below. Continue through this junction and after approximately 100 meters you will cross the river Slaney.

The bridge crossing the Slaney is quite narrow, please take care if meeting oncoming traffic. 

After another couple of hundred meters you will approach a junction of the R745 and the N80 (the main Enniscorthy to Carlow road). The Ballycarney Inn is right in front of you. Crossing straight through the junction, continuing along the R745 to Kiltealy.

Continue along this road through the village of Ballindaggin (The Holy Grail Bar and Restaurant is on your right)

Continue along until you reach the junction adjoining the R702 , and take a right turn.

Follow along until you come to the junction below turn left following the sign post for New Ross/ Rathnure 

Continue along this road past Murphy’s Hardware, Grocers and Filling station on your left, until you come to the entrance of Woodbrook Natural Burial Ground on your right.

Woodbrook Natural Burial Ground

 

 

oakleaves How to Find Woodbrook

The map below shows the location of the Woodbrook Memorial Burial Ground in North West Wexford between the villages of Killane and Kiltealy. Or click on the 'Get Directions' button on the map for directions from your location.

Google Maps

For directions using Google Maps - search for "Woodbrook Natural Burial Ground"

PRINT OUT DIRECTIONS

Click here for print out Directions from the N11 (Dublin / Ferns)

Click here for print out Directions from the M9 (Bunclody)

Co-Ordinates for SatNavs

N52 32.640' W006 43.910'

The Grounds are open in Daylight hours only. Entry is via the pedestrian gate at the entrance. If you require specific assistance visiting the grounds please contact us.

Directions using the M9 from Dublin / Carlow Road

By Car the journey will take approximately 15 minutes from Bunclody

From the M9 take the N80 road to Bunclody. This road will take you straight into Bunclody. At the bottom of the main street take a right heading out the R746 in the Direction of Kiltealy.

Follow this road until you reach the junction with the R702 below and go straight through the junction following the Road for New Ross and Rathnure.

 Continue along this road past Murphy’s Hardware, Grocers and Filling station on your left, until you come to the entrance of Woodbrook Natural Burial Ground on your right.

Woodbrook Natural Burial Ground