Registration Office Opening Hours over the Christmas/New Year period:
Monday 23rd December – Ards Closed. Bangor – Normal Opening Hours
Tuesday 24th December – Offices Closed
Wednesday 25th December – Offices Closed
Thursday 26th December – Ards Closed. Bangor – Open 9 am until 11 am for the registration of deaths only
Friday 27th December – Ards Closed. Bangor – Normal Opening Hours.
Monday 30th December - Ards Closed. Bangor - Normal Opening Hours
Tuesday 31st December - Ards Closed. Bangor - Normal Opening Hours
Wednesday 1st January 2020 - Officers Closed. Reopening Tuesday 2nd January 2020.
Your first contact for funeral enquiries is the undertaker who can make all the arrangements for you, including:
- liaising with the council regarding the date and time of burial
- opening a grave or buying a new grave
Burials are arranged with the staff in the council offices for cemeteries which are maintained by the council.
The cemeteries administration office address is 2 Church Street, Newtownards and the telephone numbers are 028 9182 4001 or 028 9182 4002.
About our Cemeteries
Currently the only cemeteries with new graves available to pre purchase are:-
There are no new graves available in the following cemeteries but burials can still take place in existing graves:-
- Bangor New
The following cemeteries have graves that can only be purchased at the time of an Interment:-
Please note that opening time for all cemeteries is 8.00am. Closing dates vary throughout the year and can be found here
If you require a headstone to be put in place, contact a headstone memorial sculptor who can make the necessary arrangements with the council regarding the submission of plans to the Cemeteries Administration Office, 2 Church Street, Newtownards for approval.
Our Bereavement Services Officer is located in 2 Church Street, Newtownards.
Telephone 0300 013 3333 Ext 40302
Contact our Bereavement Services if you have a query about our cemeteries.
There is only one crematorium in Northern Ireland, which is located at Roselawn in Belfast and is under the control of Belfast City Council. In this case your undertaker will advise you as to how to proceed with arrangements.
127 Ballygowan Road
Telephone 028 9044 8288
Searching for burial records from before 1869?
In Northern Ireland, most information is held by the Public Record Office for Northern Ireland (PRONI) which contains archives dating back to around 1600. Some material can also be searched online through the PRONI website
You can also call PRONI on 028 9053 4800