UNIQUE BURIAL SITES AND TOMBS

UNIQUE BURIAL SITES AND TOMBS

Death is often quite a morbid subject to discuss, but the fact of the matter is, apart from birth it’s usually the only other thing we collectively have in common! In Ireland, throughout the centuries, spiritual & religious beliefs have led to many different customs and traditions in honouring the dead. Although cremation exists in Ireland, burials have been the preferred approach throughout the centuries.

As a result, many unique burial sites and tombs can be seen throughout Galway today. Not only can you find numerous cemeteries and graveyards filled with much history and stories of the people passed, you can also find extravagant mausoleums used to house the nobility class of the past, and remains of centuries old megalithic tombs!

These burial sites and tombs are not only fascinating places to visit but you can often find beautiful stonework there too, to include the intriguing mausoleums and the intricate Celtic crosses. While in Galway, be sure to discover the traditions, stories and resting places of influential people of the past in our list of the different unique burial sites and tombs throughout Galway below.

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