Unique resting places for Dublin cemetery
Cassidy Bros has crafted more than 360 decorative concrete resting places to provide a longer life for a south Dublin cemetery. Deansgrange Cemetery now has a tastefully-finished installation of 360 column burial chambers – the first of its kind anywhere in Ireland.
The project was designed by architects from Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown County Council with the help of expertise from the Cassidy Bros’ concrete engineering team.
The impressive installation is made from black, exposed aggregate concrete with chamber cover stones in six different shapes and colours. The concrete cover stones were supplied in white, grey, black, green, blue and brown to create a warmer feel to the burial columns.
Cassidy Bros Managing Director David Cassidy says: “Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown County Council had a problem with burial space running out in Deansgrange Cemetery. They came up with this innovative solution in light of the increase in cremation rates but they needed expert assistance to make the plan a reality using concrete technology.
“We knew this would be challenging to construct, so a lot of planning went into getting it right. The design incorporates 360 uniquely-shaped chambers which meander around the ancient sycamore trees at the edge of the cemetery.
“Our delivery was testament to the expertise and ability of our team. We are delighted to have been involved in this project, which is a first for Ireland.”
Deansgrange Cemetery – Our Project
- Advice on project design plans.
- Curved installation of tastefully-represented column burial chambers crafted from black, exposed aggregate concrete.
- Creation of cover stones in six various shapes and colours (white, grey, black, green, blue and brown).
- Delivery for construction
- Deansgrange Cemetery – Our process
- Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown County Council approached Cassidy Bros with plans for burial chambers installation.
- Our engineers suggested solutions to create the innovative concrete construction to specifications.
- Construction samples were created and submitted for approval with a full proposal for the works.
- Full concrete construction drawings were created by our design team.
- The installation components were manufactured and transported to Deansgrange Cemetery where they were installed.