UNIQUE BURIAL SITES AND TOMBS

UNIQUE BURIAL SITES AND TOMBS

Death is often 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, spiritual and religious beliefs have led to many different customs and traditions in honouring the dead throughout the centuries. Although cremation exists in Ireland, burials have been the preferred approach.

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 rich history and stories of the departed, but you can also find extravagant mausoleums used to house the nobility of the past, and remains of centuries-old megalithic tombs!

These burial sites and tombs are not only fascinating places to visit, but they often feature beautiful stonework, including intriguing mausoleums and intricate Celtic crosses. While in Galway, be sure to discover the traditions, stories, and resting places of influential people of the past. Below is our list of the unique burial sites and tombs throughout Galway.

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