Dublin Glasnevin Museum and Cemetery Tour

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What To Expect

Discover the rich culture, heritage and history of Ireland through interactive displays, dramatic re-enactments and walking tour visiting many of the renowned figures that shaped Ireland.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a guided walking tour of Glasnevin Cemetery and visit the graves of iconic people buried there

  • Visit inside the crypt of Daniel O'Connell

  • Have fun watching the daily re-enactment

  • Learn about the fascinating Irish culture, heritage and history

  • Get a 5 EUR Genealogy Search voucher and 10% discount in the Tower Café

Specifications

Type:
Tours in Dublin
Departs From:
Dublin
Meeting Point:
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
Duration:
1 hour and 30 minutes
Availability:
daily at 10:30 AM; 11:30 AM; 12:30 PM; 1:30 PM; 2:30 PM; 3:30 PM
Product Code:
14000
Voucher info:
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Description

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.

Glasnevin Museum Opening Hours

Summer: Daily from 09:00 to 18:00

Winter: Daily from 10:00 to 17:00

Glasnevin Cemetery Tours

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.

Glasnevin Cemetery Tour Schedule

General History Tour

  • Daily at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30

Dead Interesting Tour Schedule

  • March to September: Daily at 13:00

Re-enactment

  • Daily at 14:30

Includes

  • Visit to the exhibitions in Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

  • Walking tour of Glasnevin Cemetery

  • Tour guide

  • Re-enactment

  • 5 EUR Genealogy Search voucher

  • 10% discount in the Tower Café

Excludes

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Transportation

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Children 5 years old and below are free of charge. Seniors (aged 65+) and students (with valid ID) have special rates. Please inquire.

  • Family package for 2 adults and 2 children is available. Please inquire.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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