The following is a selection of books on cemeteries, graves and death in Ireland. I have listed only a few books on gravestone inscriptions. A short review follows each book cover. Many of the books are out of print but I have obtained many of them through

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You should have no difficulty finding the graves of over 300 historic figures in the Dublin area. The pocket guide provides maps of Dublin city marking the cemetery locations and maps of the major cemeteries to locate individual graves. An inscription and biographical detail accompany each entry. Can be ordered online.

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