Glencree German Military Cemetery is situated in the Wicklow Mountains National Park south of Dublin. There are 127 Second World War burials here, many of whom were either Luftwaffe personnel whose aircraft got lost in bad weather, or sustained damage on raids over England and were unable to find their way home, or perhaps ran out of fuel due to navigational errors and crashed in Ireland, or Kriegsmarine personnel who lost their lives at sea and whose bodies were washed up on Irish shores. 53 of these men are identified, but 28 are sadly unknown. 46 German civilian detainees who were being transported from England to Canada on board the S.S. Arandora Star when she was torpedoed and sunk on 2nd July 1940 by Gunther Prien’s U-47, with the loss of more than 800 lives, are also buried here. There are six First World War graves, all German soldiers who died in British POW camps in Ireland. And there is one spy!
The grave of Dr. Hermann Görtz, Abwehr spy, who, fearing he would be handed over to the Soviets, committed suicide at the end of the Second World War.