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Rory Gallagher Gravesite - St. Olivers Cemetery

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Must do if your a Rory fan

Very nice and peaceful cemetery just outside Cork City. it wasn't difficult to find Rory's grave... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
Sandy, Oregon
Another tick in the Rory box.

After visiting the Roryfest in Ballyshannon and the place of his birth, we felt it appropriate to... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
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24 Jun 2018
“Must do if your a Rory fan”
6 Jun 2018
“Another tick in the Rory box.”
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

Very nice and peaceful cemetery just outside Cork City. it wasn't difficult to find Rory's grave. The grave is nicely kept with remembrances from all over the world. The cemetery is not hard to get to. Parking is ample and the cemetery was not crowded.

1  Thank fpd4308
Reviewed 6 June 2018

After visiting the Roryfest in Ballyshannon and the place of his birth, we felt it appropriate to visit the great man's grave and pay our respects. The cemetery is very well kept and Rory's grave is easy to find. Some nice pictures and messages from...More

1  Thank DannyD2634
Reviewed 14 July 2017

If you are a Rory Gallagher fan - and I have been since about 1966 - this is a must visit - a pilgrimage in fact. It didn't disappoint.

3  Thank Francis C
Reviewed 28 January 2017

The parking is excellent and Rory's grave is quite near my uncle and aunt look out for other non cork folk!

Thank Charles L
Reviewed 19 November 2016

I was in Cork for 5 days to take in as many Rory places as i could fit in so this was a must. Sat at Rorys resting place head phones on listening to The great mans music. Back in cork in March and will...More

Thank johntrublue
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Not to say a prayer at the grave of one of the finest Irish blues guitarists the world has ever seen would be churlish.Whatever the weather the rays of the sun will always shine over Rory.He left the world his wondrous music and for that...More

1  Thank Steve C
Reviewed 30 August 2016

My mother is buried beside Rory Gallagher so it would be hard to miss his grave. He was a very close neighbour of ours when I was growing up

Thank bmaccann
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Had to come along to say hello to one of my guitar heroes. Sad place but joy to see and pay homage. Don't understand how anyone can't give this grave 5 stars!

Thank Salmo01
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Having been to Cork on the weekend before Rory's passing, the visit to the grave side seemed a little somber. Taking a Cork taxis straight to the cemetery was the best option. The graveside is easily noticeable and you feel a strong sense of 'belonging'....More

3  Thank Rob L
Reviewed 9 June 2016

I believe that who is rock fun, and live or to doing a trip in Cork, everybody need to go in this cemitery. I went to walking, around 1.30 hours from Cork City, but with friends the jorney becomes pleasant.

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2 August 2017|
Response from Francis C | Reviewed this property |
I didn't notice the opening hours...but if you put St. Oliver's Cemetery Cork into a search engine - it'll tell you. Most cemeteries are open in Ireland on a Sunday so family can visit loved ones.
Mark D
10 September 2015|
Response from Ann O |
Dublin is the capital city of Ireland but Rory Gallagher is buried near Ballincollig in County Cork in Saint Oliver's Graveyard. Depending on whether you are driving yourself or going by rail/bus etc it is probably anywhere... More