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01/06/2023

Antrim and Newtownabbey Crematorium set to open

Antrim and Newtownabbey Crematorium will open on Monday 5 June 2023.

Located on the Doagh Road, Newtownabbey, the state-of-the-art facility is nestled back from the main road in a tranquil landscaped setting of native trees and a wildflower meadow featuring walking paths and seating areas for reflection, whilst a pond will provide a sense of calmness and encourage biodiversity.

The £5m investment, only the second crematorium in Northern Ireland will offer the latest technology services, providing the very best standard for music, visual tributes and live streaming. This facility will be a great asset not only for local residents but for the whole of Northern Ireland, offering an essential service to families, to ensure that in difficult time’s people can say goodbye to their loved ones in a dignified way.

The crematorium will open Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm offering families a 45 minute service hourly from 10am-3pm. The Ceremony Room can accommodate 164 people with a waiting room for overflow with screens and speakers.

The Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey Councillor Mark Cooper BEM said;

“The new crematorium will provide a crucial service for families across all of Northern Ireland. Arranging and attending funeral services is a very difficult and emotional time for all families and our staff who have over 100 years’ experience between them will do everything to support the bereaved in their time of need.

“Due to the lack of burial space the demand for cremations has increased significantly over the past number of years and this new crematorium will provide more options for bereaved families.”

The grounds at the crematorium are being developed further to include a memorial garden with elegant vaults and a scattering lawn, which will offer more choice for bereaved people when thinking about the final resting place for their loved ones ashes, or when choosing a fitting memorial.

The Crematorium welcomes all faiths and services can be tailored to suit individual family requirements.

For more information visit. www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/crematorium