Memorial Stones

For all people united in the loss of a child, whether the loss was recent or long ago – all are welcome to this special place…


The Miscarriage Association of Ireland to date, June 2013, has placed ten Memorial Stones. These stones are dedicated to all babies lost before, during and after birth.

Many parents of miscarried infants return on a regular basis to the burial plot of their little babies. Some babies have their own resting place in a family plot or grave, but there are some babies who only got to share our lives briefly - and they do not. Sadly, a great many of these infants are buried in communal graves without individual markers. This is particularly so for babies buried in earlier decades.

We know from contact with countless numbers of parents that they would like to have a permanent feature to commemorate their lost infant; a nice peaceful place to visit, where they could spend some quiet time in reflection and remember. It was this demand that brought about our Memorial Stone initiative.

It is our aim to place Memorial Stones in as many locations around the country as possible. If you are interested in getting a Memorial Stone placed in a cemetery near you and are in a position to liaise with the cemetery or churchyard, regarding placement of the stone, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss further.


Our Memorial Stones are at the following locations to date - September 2014.

Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin

The Miscarriage Association of Ireland have a Memorial Stone in Glasnevin Cemetery, North County Dublin. It is dedicated to all babies lost through miscarriage. Some babies lost through late miscarriage are already buried in Glasnevin in the Holy Angels' Plot and their parents find comfort in being able to visit their graves and place flowers there on their anniversaries, at Christmas time and on other special days.

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Deansgrange Cemetery, Co. Dublin

The Miscarriage Association of Ireland were delighted to place our second Memorial Stone in the Plot of the Angels in Deansgrange Cemetery on Saturday 11th October 2008.

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St. Theresa's Church, Donore Avenue, Dublin 8

On Sunday 9th November 2008 following our annual Service of Remembrance, our third Memorial Stone was unveiled and dedicated to all babies lost before, during and after birth in the grounds of St. Theresa’s Church, Donore Avenue, Dublin 8. This marked the 20th anniversary of the establishment of The Miscarriage Association of Ireland

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St. Michael’s Cemetery, Athy, Co. Kildare

Our fourth Memorial Stone, first outside Dublin, was placed in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Athy. Co. Kildare in April 2009. This stone was officially dedicated following the Cemetery Mass on Wednesday 17th June 2009.

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Redford Cemetery, Greystones, Co. Wicklow

On 7th November 2010, The Miscarriage Association of Ireland placed our fifth Memorial Stone in Redford Cemetery in Greystones.

"A group of men, women and children gathered in Redford Cemetery in Greystones. They had come to remember their lost children, grandchildren and siblings - little babies born too soon.

On this particular day, a beautiful memorial stone was being dedicated. I was very honoured to represent the Miscarriage Association on this very special occasion."

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Church of Our Lady & St. Joseph, Caragh, Naas, Co. Kildare

Following a special prayer service, on Friday 11th November 2011, our sixth Memorial Stone was unveiled and blessed in the church grounds of Our Lady and Saint Joseph, Caragh, Naas, Co. Kildare.

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Fingal Cemetery, Co. Dublin

Our seventh Memorial Stone was placed in Fingal Cemetery, North Co. Dublin in December 2011 and was officially dedicated to all babies lost before, during and after birth at the Annual Cemetery Mass on Sunday 24th June 2012.

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The Church of St. MacCullin, Lusk, Co. Dublin

Our eighth Memorial Stone which is placed in the church grounds of St. MacCullin’s, Lusk, was officially unveiled and blessed following a Service of Remembrance at 3pm on Sunday 24th June 2012.

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Holy Spirit Parish Church, Ballymun, Dublin 9

Our ninth Memorial Stone was unveiled and dedicated in the church grounds of the Holy Spirit, Ballymun following a Memorial Service at 3pm on Sunday 16th September 2012.

St. Kieran’s Cemetery, Kilkenny

Our tenth Memorial Stone was unveiled and dedicated following a Memorial Service at 2pm in St. Kieran’s Cemetery, Kilkenny on Saturday 29th September 2012.

St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary

Our eleventh Memorial Stone was recently placed in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. A dedication ceremony will take place in the near future.

Church of Ireland, Belturbet Co. Cavan

We have a new Memorial Stone which was unveiled at a special Service on Thursday the 29th June 2017 at the Church of Ireland, Belturbet, Co. Cavan.

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Bohermore Cemetery, Galway City

We have a new Memorial Stone in the Plot of the Angels in Bohermore Cemetery, Galway City.

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