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Rory Gallagher Gravesite
Ballincollig, Co. Cork
Family friendly
Free car parking
Free to visit
Cork has become a place of pilgrimage for many Rory Gallagher fans. His gravesite at St. Oliver's Cemetery, Ballincollig, County Cork is easily accessed and a must visit for any visiting fan to the area.

St Oliver's Cemetery is a well maintained and peaceful graveyard in the town of Ballincollig on the outskirts of Cork City. It has a large car park and is serviced by a regular bus service. Here you will find the gravesite of Rory Gallagher, a world renowned guitarist, with legions of fans still to this day.

The grave is easily found within the cemetery. This is in part due to the plethora of tokens that fans leave on it, from hats, jewellery and plectrums, to the more traditional flowers and plants. However, it is more so because of its distinct headstone. The headstone is a replica of an award that Rory won for International Guitarist of the Year in 1972, and has five separate golden pieces rising up out of a marble base.

Tips from locals

See a bronze sculpture in honour of Rory Gallagher on Rory Gallagher Place in Cork City. The bronze sculpture was created by artist Geraldine Creedon and takes the form of a guitar on one side, while the other side is made up of intertwined lyrics from his 1982 album, Jinx.

Tips from locals

The Rory Gallagher Music Library in Cork City Library, on Grand Parade, houses the Rory Gallagher music collection with replica guitars and memorabilia of the musician.

Contact details
Carrigrohane, Co. Cork, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 15 to 30 minutes here.

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