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Information Day 6th April 2019 from 10am to 4pm

Our next Information Day at Woodbrook Natural Burial Ground will be held on 6th April 2019 from 10am to 4pm. These are very informal days where families can come along and view the Burial Ground. Our team will be there to answer any questions you may have. Feel free to come along at any time that works for you. 

If you wish to discuss future requirements at Woodbrook in private please contact us and we will arrange a private viewing.  

We hope to see you there. Colin

In 2009 The Green Graveyard Company was formed with a view to opening Natural or Woodland Burial Grounds in Ireland.

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In November 2010 we opened Ireland's first and only Natural Burial Ground, Woodbrook Natural Burial Ground, in Killane Co. Wexford. We hope to open more Natural / Woodland burial grounds in the coming years.

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What we offer

We offer a tranquil burial ground where you can come and sit, surrounded by nature, and remember their loved ones.

We offer the opportunity to be buried the way you want.

We cater for all religions and those without religion.

You get the choice to use your final resting space as a aid to wildlife conservation.

Those left behind can enjoy the newly created wildlife sanctuary where life goes on and memories linger.

Below are some images of Woodbrook Natural Burial Ground taken on our Information Day 9th June 2018

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Grave at Woodbrook with Planted Hawthorn Tree

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Newly Planted Hosehip Hedge at Entrance to Burial Area

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Oxeye Daisy at Woodbrook

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Variety Of Wildflowers in the Natural Burial Ground

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Grave at Woodbrook Natural Burial Ground with a tree and Wildflowers

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Grave Plot with tree

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One of the views from the Burial Ground

In its most simplistic form a natural burial ground is a graveyard where the land has a second use, as a living, developing native Irish woodland and wildflower meadow. 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.

Image: Burial area at Woodbrook NBG 2012

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

Image: Some Bluebells at Woodbrook NBG and Caretaker Niall Deacon taking a rest beside a sample gravemarker

Woodland Burial Poem By Pam Ayres

Don't lay me in some gloomy churchyard shaded by a wall
Where the dust of ancient bones has spread a dryness over all,
Lay me in some leafy loam where, sheltered from the cold
Little seeds investigate and tender leaves unfold.
There kindly and affectionately, plant a native tree
To grow resplendent before God and hold some part of me.
The roots will not disturb me as they wend their peaceful way
To build the fine and bountiful, from closure and decay.
To seek their small requirements so that when their work is done
I’ll be tall and standing strongly in the beauty of the sun.

Christmas can be a difficult time for the bereaved. The memories of the celebrations shared often come to the fore. A simple way to remember our loved ones is to have a Memorial Christmas Tree Decoration to put on your tree. Our wooden memorial decorations are made in Donegal and can be personalised to meet your requirements.

 

Christmas Memorial Decorations

Non personalised decorations are €6.99 and personalised decorations are €9.50.

Shipping costs €1 to anywhere in the world no matter how many are ordered. They are posted within 2-3 working days from order.

oakleavesReserve a Plot

Reserving a space at Woodbrook Natural Burial Ground is easy, all we require is that you follow the two steps below. You can complete the booking yourself or with the help of a Funeral Professional.

1. Download and complete the Information / Booking Form. This provides us with the information we require to keep accurate records at the grounds. Signed forms can be posted to our office (address on the form) or in the case of urgent need they can be brought to the burial ground and given to our team on the day of the burial.                                           

2. Make the appropriate payment. Payments must be made in full before any space is used. 

Payments options

A) Payments can be made via bank transfer (our preferred option):

         Name: Green Graveyard Company  IBAN: IE85 ULSB 9860 1011 933098     Please include your name to appear on our statement

B) Payments can be posted to our office along with the application form (money drafts or cheques). This option is not available in urgent need situations. See application form for details.

C) In the case of "urgent need" payment and the application form can be brought to the burial ground and given to our team on the day of the burial (we recommend you ask your funeral director to look after this for you).

D) You can also choose to make an electronic payment below

Woodbrook Plot Purchase

Payment Plans

We offer payment plans for people looking to pay for a graveplot over time. We offer options over 12, 24, 36 and 48 months. More information upon request.

We are committed to working with people to enable them receive the option that they require. Any queries please call Colin on 0749152712 and discuss your needs with us.

 

 

 

Visiting Hours:

Winter and Spring: 10am - 4pm
Autumn: 9am - 4.30pm
Summer: 9am - 6pm

There are two separate car parking areas at our burial ground.

The smaller carpark close to the access point from the road is always available for visits to the burial ground. Access to the burial ground is via a pedestrian gate.

Access to the main carpark is restricted to days of funerals or events.