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Posted on 12/06/2009


Photo taken on December  6, 2009



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Glasnevin Cemetery - Pray For Our Angels

Glasnevin Cemetery - Pray For Our Angels
Glasnevin is one of the few cemeteries that allowed stillborn babies to be buried in consecrated ground and contains an area called the Angels Plot.

My understanding is that the Holy Angels Plot in Glasnevin Cemetery is the final resting place of many new born infants and premature babies who have died. The various Dublin maternity hospitals own grave containing about twenty babies. There are as many as 40,000 burials in shared graves and over the years families of the deceased infants have placed toys and teddies, birthday cards and little ornaments on the graves.

Angels Forever is a group of parents who are campaigning against a plan for a memorial garden proposed by the Glasnevin Trust who are responsible for the cemetery. As the memorial garden was to be constructed on the plot the management insisted that all the memorabilia be removed from the graves.

The Angels Forever group believe that parents specifically chose the Glasnevin Angels Plot for the very reason that they could put childhood tokens on the graves and be told now, after little or no consultation, that they must allow the graves to be changed in this way is causing a lot of hurt.

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