Wednesday 31 May 2023

Northern Ireland's second crematorium set to open next week at Newtownabbey

Northern Ireland's second crematorium is due to open next week at Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim, just outside of Belfast. For further details visit

The first crematorium to open was in 1961 in Belfast, at Crossnacreevy, adjacent to Roselawn Cemetery. Prior to this, those in Northern Ireland wishing for a cremation had to have the process carried out in Britain, and the ashes then brought back home over the water. 

(It's possible to research cremation records for ancestors cremated in Belfast - for details, consult my new book, Tracing Your Belfast Ancestors, available from Pen and Sword - details below!)



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