The Registration Offices in both Bangor Castle and Church Street, Newtownards, will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday 26 August, re-opening Tuesday 27 August.

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:-

  • Greyabbey
  • Loughview
  • Kircubbin
  • Kirkistown
  • Whitechurch

There are no new graves available in the following cemeteries but burials can still take place in existing graves:-

  • Bangor New
  • Comber
  • Priory

The following cemeteries have graves that can only be purchased at the time of an Interment:-

  • Clandeboye
  • Movilla
  • Ballyvester
  • Redburn

To view the Cemeteries Rules and Regulations please click here
To view an up to date list of Cemetery charges please click here

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. 

Bereavement Services

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.

Roselawn Cemetery
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