This cemetery was originally a quarry owned by Lord Powerscourt to supply the nearby military barracks of Glencree. Although Ireland positioned itself neutral during the Second World War, some Germans were killed in our air space due to foul weather, damage in action or simply running out of fuel. The cemetery contains 134 bodies of Luftwaffe (Air force) personnel, regular naval personnel whose bodies were found washed up, sometimes in remote coastal locations. 53 of the air and naval service men buried in Glencree have identities while 28 will never be known. Dr Hermann Gortz, a spy, who took his own life to avoid arrest as a spy was buried in Glencree and is the only person with an individual memorial. German Remembrance Day is commemorated each November here.