Here lie the remains of 134 German nationals killed in action during World War II, some of which remain unidentified today.
During the war, Luftwaffe (German Air Force) personnel were buried at Glencree. During the war, several aircraft got lost in foul weather, ran out of fuel, had navigational errors or crashed in Ireland as a result of damage in action over England.
Also buried here are several other military and navy personnel whose remains were washed up at coastal locations as a result of battles on and over the seas around Ireland.
Set on a height above the cemetery is a Celtic style cross, where a little stream gushes alongside. A poem set in polished stone, close by to the entrance, articulates the poignancy of this final resting place.