COVID-19 (coronavirus) update
Burials and cremations
Updated on Tuesday 6 July 2021
Burials and cremations are taking place but there are restrictions in place. Since Tuesday 6 July 2021, it is possible to hold a short committal service for 28 mourners in the Crematorium Chapel.
Location and opening hours
129-131 Ballygowan Road
Enter from the Ballygowan Road.
|Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
||8am - 6pm
|Tuesday and Thursday
||8am - 8pm
||10am - 6pm
Getting 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
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), we have suspended the free bus service to and from Roselawn Cemetery and the City of Belfast Crematorium.
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 been awarded the Green Flag (link opens in new window), which recognises the best open spaces in the UK.
Water supply information
There is no running water at the following sections of the cemetery: Sections U, T, S, V and R.
Water bowsers are available on the roadside at the end of grave sections T and R.
You can also get water from:
- sections P, W and Y
- outside taps at the front of the office.
- the service yard
- all other buildings