Knockma Woodland Burial Ground
In Celtic mythology, oak is the tree of doors, believed to be a gateway between worlds.
Welcome to Knockma Woodland Burial Ground. In a tranquil setting, at one with nature. Wonderful place for all to discover somewhere special.This natural woodland burial ground (NWBG) is an alternative to the traditional graveyard. The eco friendly burial of the NWBG has no headstone, or markings and decorations, simply a spot in a natural area with a natural stone placed at ground level with the name and dates of the buried, if desired. Not everyone chooses to mark their site with a stone but prefer to have a native tree planted. A map is kept of all plots so their final resting place can be identified.
The site name of Knockma is such as it is situated at the base of and in sight of Ireland’s premier burial ground, dating back to the beginning of Ireland. Two of the three stone cairns at the summit of Knockma are said to be the burial site of Queen Maive the legendary Queen of Connacht and Ceasair. Ceasair being Noah’s granddaughter. Read more