Grave Owners Register

Local authorities maintain a public register of grave owners in local authority burial grounds.

Carlow County Council maintain a burial register for all 18 council operated cemeteries. It is the responsibility of the cemetery Registrar of each cemetery to maintain the cemetery records.

Individuals interested in tracing their genealogy or heritage can avail of a genealogist service at Carlow Library on Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment only. The appointment is available free of charge for the first 30 minutes of the first meeting. Additional appointments will incur a charge of €20 per hour. The genealogist will facilitate and assist with genealogy queries, guide people in their searches, and inform people of sources both free and those that have a fee. 

The Genealogist does not have the resources to undertake in-depth research for individuals.

Appointments can be made by contacting Carlow Library

Phone 059 9129705 


Plot Ownership Enquiries

Enquires in relation to ownership a plot must be made in writing to

Environment Section,

Assembly Rooms,

Cox’s Lane,


or by email 

Please ensure documentation is provided which supports your link to the plot you are enquiring about. 

Supporting documentation includes:

  • Deed of ownership
  • Transfer of ownership by deed or letter signed and witnessed by commissioner of oaths
  • Receipt of purchase for plot

Carlow County Council will not release the details of a plot or the details or the person within the plot without satisfactory support documentation to verify your ownership of the plot.