What To Expect
Embark on a fascinating journey through Ireland's past on a tour of Glasnevin Museum and Cemetery. With more than 1.5 million people interred in Glasnevin, it is considered as Ireland's largest Victorian Garden cemetery making it a national monument and a vital part of the Irish heritage. A place where people of all religions could bury their dead with dignity displaying social, historical, political and artistic development of modern Ireland through the lives of different generations buried there.
Unfold the fascinating history of Ireland by exploring the cemetery and museum. Hear stories of grave diggers and grave robbers, cholera epidemics and world wars from your enthusiastic tour guide. Find inspiration around every corner and at every grave, and with one and a half million stories buried in Glasnevin obtaining a sense of understanding of Irish culture, heritage and history.
Learn about Ireland's notable figures, such as Charles Stewart Parnell, Eamon DeValera, Michael Collins, Constance Markievicz, Brendan Behan and Daniel O'Connell, and how they shaped the country. Have a glimpse inside Daniel O'Connell's Celtic Romantic designed Crypt and iconic tower.
Grab the chance to trace your ancestors at the Genealogy Research accessing extensive online records as well as images of the original hand written entries. As Glasnevin honors the centuries old tradition of continuing to enter all records manually into a giant leather bound tomes, research your family history comprehensively.
Browse through the museum shop with a selection of Irish crafts, jewelry, mementos, historical books and other interesting gift items or check out the food and drinks at The Tower Café, a popular pit stop for locals and visitors.
Admire the incredible collection of rare plants housed in massive conservatories at the world famous National Botanic Gardens adjoining the cemetery.
Summer: Daily from 09:00 to 18:00
Winter: Daily from 10:00 to 17:00
General History Tour
Interactive exhibitions, dramatic re-enactments and daily walking tours visiting many of the renowned figures that shaped Ireland including Charles Stewart Parnell, Roger Casement, Eamon De Valera, Michael Collins, Constance Markievicz, Brendan Behan, Luke Kelly and Daniel O'Connell. An unique opportunity to gain an understanding of Ireland's complex and fascinating history. Visit inside Daniel O'Connell's Celtic Romantic designed Crypt and iconic tower, the tallest in Ireland, forms part of the tour.
Dead Interesting Tour
Get an alternative view of the varied heritage that Ireland's largest cemetery holds as well as the history within its walls. Learn of its sculpture, symbolism, architecture, art, sporting heroes, horticulture, natural life and many more. Hear about stories of little known figures as you visit their graves.
General History Tour
Dead Interesting Tour Schedule
Visit to the exhibitions in Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
Walking tour of Glasnevin Cemetery
5 EUR Genealogy Search voucher
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
Children 5 years old and below are free of charge. Seniors (aged 65+) and students (with valid ID) have special rates. Please inquire.
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12 hours and 30 minutes
8 hours and 30 minutes
1 or 2 days