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Roselawn Cemetery

  • Location and opening hours


    129-131 Ballygowan Road
    BT5 7TZ

    Enter from the Ballygowan Road.

    Roselawn Cemetery opening hours 

    The cemetery is open for burials and visits at these times.

    Day Open 
    Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 8am to 6pm
    Tuesday and Thursday 8am to 8pm
    Sunday 10am to 6pm

    Cemetery office opening hours

    From Monday 4 July, the office will be open to the public at these times.

    Day Open
    Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 4.30pm
    Friday 8.30am to 4pm
    Saturday 8.30am to 12.30pm
  • How to get to the cemetery

    Take Ulsterbus no. 12 from Laganside bus centre, Oxford Street in Belfast city centre. Car parking is permitted on most roads but there is a five miles per hour speed limit throughout the site. Disabled parking is also available. 

    Access to graves in the older sections and many of the memorial trees is restricted. The cemetery site office has a ramp and a low-level counter for disabled visitors. Accessible toilets are also available.

    Free bus service

    There is a free bus service to and from Roselawn Cemetery and the City of Belfast Crematorium. Read more about the free bus service.

  • Cemetery accessibility

    For information about accessibility at Roselawn Cemetery, go to AccessAble (link opens in new window).

  • About the cemetery

    Roselawn Cemetery is Belfast’s main municipal cemetery. It opened in 1954 and is also home to the City of Belfast Crematorium.

    Roselawn is currently the only graveyard we operate with new burial plots available. However, we only provide a grave burial service and do not offer natural burials in the cemetery.

    Roselawn Cemetery has received the Green Flag (link opens in new window), which recognises the best open spaces in the UK, picking up the award from 2011 to 2021.

  • Water supply information

    There is no running water in sections U, T, S, V or R of the cemetery. 

    You can get water from:

    • sections P, W and Y;
    • outside taps at the front of the office;
    • the service yard; and
    • all other buildings.
  • Cremations at Roselawn

    The City of Belfast Crematorium is located within the Roselawn Cemetery grounds.

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