Glasnevin Cemetery Museum & Tours

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  • General History Combination Tickets

    You can now enjoy our renowned General History tour which takes in the graves and stories of those who shaped Ireland’s history and a climb up the iconic O’Connell Tower in a single outing with our new combi ticket.

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1 R135, Botanic, Dublin, Ireland
Monday to Friday: 10:00 - 17:00 | Saturdays, Sundays & Bank Holidays: 10:00-18:00 | Extended Summer Hours
Adult - EUR 13.50 Child - EUR 10.20 Family - EUR 30.00
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Glasnevin Cemetery & Museum | Things to do in Dublin | YourDaysOut

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, both the guardian and storyteller for over 1.6 million people. From the ordinary to the truly extraordinary, these people helped shape the Ireland of today.

Museum

Glasnevin Museum is the world's first cemetery museum. Visitors can explore the history and the lives of more than 1.6 million people that are buried here.

Current exhibitions at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum include:

  • Ireland and the Great Flu 1918-19: explore the story of the great flu from an international, national and regional perspective through the unique prism of Glasnevin Cemetery.
  • City of the Dead:  history of the cemetery, Glasnevin Trust and even a reconstructed exhibition of how a grave robber conducted his grim business.
  • Interactive Timeline: get a glimpse of Glasnevin past and present.

Your ticket includes a visit to the exhibitions in Glasnevin Cemetery Museum for any time on your chosen day.

Guided Tour

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After or before visiting our museum, join our famous tours taking place daily.

Led by a team of experienced guides, our tours gives a valuable insight into this unique Victorian burial place and into the final resting place of the men and women who have helped shape Ireland's past and present.   

After or before visiting our museum, join our famous tours taking place daily.

General History

Our original tour takes in the graves of those who shaped the course of Irish History.

The now famous speech delivered by Patrick Pearse at the grave of Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa on 1st August, 1915, is re-enacted daily at 2.30pm by an actor dressed as Pearse in full uniform as part of our General History Tour.

Dead Interesting Tour

This tour takes in an alternative view of the varied heritage that Ireland's largest cemetery holds.

The Tower

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Visitors to Glasnevin Cemetery can now climb the iconic O'Connell Tower for the first time in over 45 years.

The tower was built to commemorate the life of one of Ireland's greatest political figures, Daniel O'Connell. It took hundreds of skilled tradesmen and labourers 16 months to complete but in 1971 a disaster struck when a large bomb comprising of 10lbs of gelignite, exploded at the base of the tower.

In 2016 work began with the reinstatement of the staircase that once graced the tower. Its completion was an achievement in its own right using the original plans and traditional methods employed by the carpenters and skilled tradesmen who first constructed it.

The Tower offers breathtaking views to the north, south, east and west across all of Dublin, Meath, Wicklow and the Irish Sea.

Women's Tours

Glasnevin's popular Women's Tours will be returning at 2pm on the last Sunday of every month from June - November 2019. On this tour, hear the stories of some of the following incredible women: Maud Gonne Mac Bride, Delia Larkin, Charlotte Despard, Madeline ffrench Mullen, Jennie Wyse Power, Elizabeth O’Farrell, Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington and Constance Markievicz.

These tours will run at 2:00pm on the following dates:

Sunday, June 30th

Sunday, July 28th

Sunday, August 25th

Sunday, September 29th

Sunday, October 27th

Sunday, November 24th

Schools

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Glasnevin Cemetery Museum offers exciting and engaging education programmes that link closely with curriculum and can be adapted to suit your students' needs.

Students gain a deeper understanding of  the men and women who shaped modern Ireland

Our aim is to capture the imagination and send your class away inspired!

Options include:

  • Guided History Tour
  • WW1 Tour with Handling Session
  • Geography Tour
  • Transition Year Tour Guiding Programme
  • Transition Year Genealogy Workshop

We also offer the option to combine your tour with Aviva Stadium, GPO Witness History, Croke Park, Viking Splash, Awesome Walls or EPIC - The Irish Emigration Museum.

If you would like to enquire about a school visit please email [email protected] or call 01 882 6570 to discuss your requirements.

Genealogy

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Due to the meticulous record keeping of Glasnevin Trust since 1828, we can help you find your relatives, family history or discover more about the stories of the people buried in Glasnevin Trust Cemeteries.

With over 1.6 million internement records, you can explore your family history and reveal stories from your family past.

We have a dedicated member of staff Lynn Brady, for our Genealogy Research, who was also closely involved in the register digitization of our records prior to launching our Online Genealogy.

Lynn's in depth knowledge of our records could provide you with the last piece of the puzzle allowing you complete your own genealogy journey!

The Tower Cafe

The Tower Café has been in operation since the opening of the museum in 2010 and has been run by With Taste catering ever since.

Constantly evolving and revamping our menus to adjust to new food trends we pride ourselves in using fresh wholesome ingredients. All our freshly made cakes, scones, salads and artisan sandwiches are prepared on a daily basis and what better way to end a visit to the museum with a fresh bite to eat.

Great food is nothing without good service. We take pride in customer service and strive to deliver the best.

 

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Entertaining tours for families with stories about grave-robbing, yew trees that can poison, vaults and crypts and strange characters from Dublin’s past. Great YourDaysOut special discount for mid-term '19.

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