Location: Larne, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
This page is part of the Antrim Cemeteries Team.
- McGarel Cemetery category for people buried in this churchyard.
Cemetery name: McGarel Cemetery
Address: 144 Old Glenarm Road, Larne, Northern Ireland. BT40 1NH
GPS Coordinates: 54.858378,-5.816200
Parking: There is parking for one car just inside the gates when they are open. Be careful not to cause an obstruction.
The land for this Cemetery was donated to the town of Larne in 1862 by Charles McGarel. Charles was a native of Larne, who along with his brothers had travelled to Demerara in South America and were involved in trade and slave ownership. When slavery was abolished in Demerara, Charles benefitted from the Slavery Compensation Scheme and became a very wealthy man. On his return to Larne Charles donated money and land for various schemes in the town such as this Cemetery and the building of the Town Hall on Cross Street. Some residents of Larne now think his name should be removed from the Cemetery and Town Hall due to the unethical source of his fortune.