While in the National Archives, Dublin today, I had a look at some of the books entitled “The Memorials of the Dead”. In an introduction to one of them, I saw reference to that fact that from the Reformation to 1829, Roman Catholics in Dublin City had no cemetery. They had to use Protestant Churchyards. Before 1823, St. James, James St., Bully’s Acre, Kilmanham and St. Kevin’s, Camden Row were the available cemeteries. In 1829, Golden Bridge was opened and in 1831, Glasnevin opened and their records go back to 1832. The phone number for Glasnevin is 01-8301133 but it apparently costs €35 for a search of the records (when I phoned today May11th 2007). Website for Glasnevin is www.glasnevin-cemetery.ie (I added this information in April 2008).
It might be of interest that on the Dublin City Council website, it states that:
Dublin City Council is responsible for the following cemeteries: St. Canice’s Cemetery, Killester Cemetery, Raheny Cemetery, Clontarf Cemetery, Bluebell Cemetery, Donnybrook Cemetery, Merrion Cemetery.