There is an early reference to Bluebell cemetery dated 1254 when Bluebell, the people who lived there, and the cemetery were most likely part of the Drimnagh Castle estate in the Parish of Drimnagh. The ruins of its medieval church, although small, dominate the cemetery. Later, and until the 1960s, Bluebell was part of the parish of Clondalkin, while the lower end was part of St Michaels, Inchicore.
Until 1953 Bluebell was mainly a rural farming community on the edge of the City. It was developed for houses by the Dublin City Corporation which saw a large influx of families and young couples into the area.
Over the years, the area became heavily industrialised with development of paper mills making use of the Camac river for their water supply. Gradually more industry moved into the area until the cemetery was and now remains completely surrounded by industrial concerns.
Scroll through "more photos" to the right for a plot map of the cemetery. For further information and/or help in locating burials in Bluebell Cemetery, email Vern Paul, Find A Grave Member #46792096 at email@example.com
GPS Coordinates: 53.32918, -6.34003
- Added: 24 Sep 2011
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2419608
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