IMPORTANT PEOPLE BURIED IN MOUNT JEROME CEMETERY

IMPORTANT PEOPLE BURIED IN MOUNT JEROME CEMETERY

There is a large plot to the deceased members of the Royal Irish Constabulary and the Dublin Metropolitan Police.

The cemetery contains the war graves of 35 British Commonwealth service personnel from World War I and 39 from World War II.
The remains of French Huguenots from St. Peter's Churchyard, Peter's Row (now the location of the Dublin YMCA), which was demolished in the 1980s, and from St. Brigid's and St. Thomas's churchyards are interred in the cemetery.

Over 200 children of unmarried mothers who died in the Protestant run Bethany Home were buried in unmarked graves in the cemetery.[There is a plot where unnamed children from Kirwan House the Protestant run Female Orphan Home are buried.

Recent burials include the notorious Martin Cahill (1949–1994) (known as "The General"). His gravestone has been vandalised on numerous occasions and is currently broken in two with the top half missing. His body has since been removed to an unmarked grave in the cemetery.
Notable people buried here include:
  • Robert Adams (1791–1875), physician and professor of surgery
  • Maeve Binchy (1940–2012), author (cremated)
  • Edward Bunting (1773–1843), musician, music-collector
  • Frederick William Burton (1816–1900), painter and director of the National Gallery
  • Peter Caffrey (1949–2008), actor (cremated) (Ballykissangel)
  • Sir Charles Cameron (1830–1921), for 50 years head of the Public Health Department of Dublin Corporation, along with two of his sons, Charles J. and Ewen Henry
  • James Campbell, 1st Baron Glenavy (1851–1931), lawyer, politician and Lord Chancellor of Ireland
  • William Carleton (1794–1869), writer
  • Thomas Caulfield Irwin (1823–1892), poet, writer, scholar
  • Abraham Colles (1773–1843), surgeon, professor of medicine
  • John Augustus Conolly VC (1829–1888), soldier
  • Michael Colivet (1882–1955), Irish politician, Commandant of the Irish Volunteers for Limerick City, a founding member of the Irish Republic and, in later years, Chairman of the National Housing Board.
  • Paddy Daly (1888–1957), member of the IRA during the War of Independence and later Major-General in the Irish Army
  • Achilles Daunt (1832–1878), preacher and homilist
  • Derek Davis (1948–2015), broadcaster
  • Thomas Davis, (1814–1845), journalist, politician, founder of The Nation newspaper
  • Thomas Drummond (1797–1840), surveyor, Under-Secretary for Ireland
  • Prof George Francis Fitzgerald (1851-1901), physicist
  • James Fitzgerald (1899–1971), American painter
  • Ethel Kathleen French (née Moore, 1871–1891), artist and illustrator, first wife of Percy French. She died in childbirth with their first child.
  • Edward Gibson, 1st Baron Ashbourne (1837–1913), lawyer and Lord Chancellor of Ireland
  • Robert Graves (1796–1853), professor of medicine and writer
  • Sir Richard John Griffith (1784–1878), geologist, mining engineer, chairman of the Board of Works, author of Griffith's Valuation
  • Thomas Grubb (1800–1878), optician, telescope-maker
  • Benjamin Guinness (1798–1868), brewer, philanthropist, and other members of the Guinness family
  • George Halpin (Sr.) (1779–1854), civil engineer and lighthouse builder
  • William Rowan Hamilton (1805–1865), mathematician and astronomer
  • James Haughton (1795–1873), social reformer
  • John Kells Ingram (1823–1907), politician, scholar, poet ("The Memory of the Dead")
  • John Hewitt Jellett (1817–1888), Provost of Trinity College
  • John Edward Jones (1806–1862), civil engineer and sculptor
  • David Kelly (1929–2012), actor (cremated)
  • Joseph Robinson Kirk (1821–1894), sculptor, who also executed the figure over the memorial of his father, Thomas
  • Thomas Kirk (1781–1845), sculptor, who also designed the Butler mausoleum in this cemetery[6]
  • John Mitchell Kemble, scholar
  • Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (1814–1873), writer and editor, along with his wife, Susanna Bennett, her father and two brothers, in the same vault.
  • Thomas Hawkesworth Ledwich (1823–1858), surgeon and anatomist
  • Thomas Langlois Lefroy (1776–1869), politician and judge
  • Jan Lukasiewicz (1878–1956), Polish philosopher and logician
  • David Marcus (1924–2009), Irish Jewish writer, editor
  • Sir Henry Marsh (1770–1860), physician
  • William Fetherstone Montgomery (1797–1859), obstetrican
  • Hans Garrett Moore VC (1830–1889), soldier
  • Arthur Thomas Moore VC (1830–1912), soldier
  • Sir Richard Morrison (1767–1849), architect (Pro-Cathedral, Trinity College, etc.)
  • William Vitruvius Morrison (1794–1838), architect; son and partner of Richard Morrison.
  • John Skipton Mulvany (1813–1870), architect who also designed a number of monuments in this cemetery, including the Mahony monument and Perry and West vaults
  • Máirtín Ó Cadhain (1906–1970), Irish-language writer
  • Máirtín Ó Direáin, (1910–1988), Irish-language poet.
  • Walter Osborne (1859–1903), artist
  • Peter Marshall (died 1890), prominent member of the Masonic and Orange Orders
  • William McFadden Orr (1866–1934), mathematician
  • George Papworth (1781–1855), architect
  • Jacob Owen (1778–1870), architect and engineer to the Board of Works
  • Edward Arthur Henry Pakenham, 6th Earl of Longford (1902–1961) was an Irish peer, politician, and littérateur
  • George Petrie (1790–1886), artist, archaeologist, musician
  • William Plunket, 4th Baron Plunket (1828–1897), Archbishop of Dublin
  • Sarah Purser (1848–1943), artist
  • George Russell (1867–1935), writer, artist
  • Cecil Sheridan (1910–1980), comedian and actor
  • John Skelton (1924–2009), artist and illustrator.
  • Ellen Smyly (1815–1901) founder of the Smyly Homes.
  • Robert William Smith (1807–1873), pathologist
  • Bindon Blood Stoney (1828–1909), engineer.
  • John Millington Synge (1871–1909), playwright
  • Isaac Weld (1774–1856), topographical writer, explorer and artist.
  • William Wilde, father of Oscar Wilde. His wife, Jane Francesca Elgee, is commemorated on Sir William's monument, but she was buried in Kensal Green Cemetery in London.
  • S. Allen Windle (1828–1880), Chaplain of the Mariners' Church, Dún Laoghaire
  • Edward Perceval Wright (1834–1910), ophthalmic surgeon, botanist and zoologist
  • Jack Butler Yeats (1871–1957), artist


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