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Tourism & Amenity

Kilternan Cemetery

Location Dublin
Photography Ste Murray

Doyle + O’Troithigh Landscape Architecture Ltd, were commissioned to delivery the Kilternan Cemetery Park project from receipt of planning through to completion on site. Located south of the Ballycorus Road, Kilternan is Kilternan Cemetery Park, a multi-denominational cemetery set within a designed landscape.  The setting affords outward views to the Dublin mountains and specifically views of the former leadmine at Carrickgollogahn Hill, as well as being edged to the south by the Loughlinstown River.

The grant of planning received from the Local Authority provided a framework, detailing the objectives and requirements needed to delivery this cemetery to site. We worked alongside the Project Engineers and the client to develop key design elements which provided the back bone of the cemetery infrastructure design.

The use of stone reused from the site formed part of the project brief and alongside the client and contractor this was delivered to provide a public park and cemetery which is formal in nature and ground in the vernacular of the surrounding environment.

The development phase required a close working relationship with the client, the contractor team, the project team, Waterways Ireland, the Local Authority and the surrounding landowners.

The site conditions and requirements for the delivery of a public cemetery provided an ongoing challenge as the project moved from the planning to construction and completion. The high-quality parkland setting includes traditional burial grounds set within an open manicured lawn, a columbarium wall and ash garden, riverside walkways and contemplative spaces with a quality aspect. The hard and soft landscape elements selected for the scheme were chosen for their suitability and durability; and remain consistent throughout to offer a strong cohesiveness design.

The end product is a public park and cemetery which work together to delivery a beautiful resting place in a natural environment.

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