Archive for February, 1832

February 22, 1832

On this day in 1832, in Glasnevin, Dublin, the first ever burial took place at Glasnevin Cemetery. Officially named Prospect Cemetery but rarely referred to as such, the cemetery was the first non-denominational burial ground in Ireland. Daniel O’Connell was among the voices that called for a space where anyone could bury their dead. ThisRead more..