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Glasnevin Cemetery Tour in Dublin

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Dublin, Ireland
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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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Overview

Travel back in time to the darkened days of Victorian Dublin during a 1.5-hour waling tour of the Glasnevin Cemetery, winner of the coveted TripAdvisor Certificate of excellence in 2014. With a knowledgeable guide, absorb the tranquil atmosphere of the area as you stroll past headstones belonging to fascinating Irish characters. Hear entertaining anecdotes surrounding the thieves, rebels, authors and politicians laid to rest in the cemetery, and then visit the museum to enrich your knowledge further. Receive discounts on gift shop purchases and café refreshments after your enriching tour.
  • 1.5-hour walking tour of Glasnevin Cemetery plus museum admission
  • Explore one of Ireland’s most impressive burial grounds
  • Gain an insight into life in Dublin during the Victorian era from a knowledgeable guide
  • Visit the O'Connell Crypt and tower, and learn about Daniel O’Connell
  • Learn about many of Ireland’s famous citizens while browsing the museum exhibits independently
  • Use a genealogy voucher to trace your own ancestry after the tour concludes
  • Enjoy discounts on select purchases in the museum's shop and cafe
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Guided tour of Glasnevin Cemetery - Ireland's National Cemetery
Professional, articulate and approachable guides
Admission to the museum's immersive exhibits - discover more about the history of Glasnevin Cemetery
Re-enactment of Patrick Pearse’s speech at the grave of O’ Donovan Rossa (subject to availability)
Select discounts in the museum shop - home to a terrific collection of gift items and mementos
Gratuities
Private transportation

Departure Point

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Finglas Rd, Glasnevin, Dublin, D11 H2TH, Ireland

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Greet your expert guide outside of the grand Glasnevin Cemetery, a 19th-century graveyard in which more than 1.5 million Irish citizens are buried. As you step inside, receive a fascinating introduction to the cemetery and the famous, and infamous, Irish characters buried within. 

Head first to the O’Connell Crypt, the final resting pace of one of Ireland’s most important figures, Daniel O’Connell, and listen to tales surrounding O’Connell’s tireless campaigning for Catholic emancipation. Gaze at the beautiful O’ Connell Tower before ambling over to the grave of Michael Collins, an influential revolutionary whose grave still receives floral tributes today.

Pay your respects at the gravestone of Constance Markievicz, the first woman to be elected in the House of Commons, and scour the cemetery for local actors delivering old speeches and poems if you’re touring the cemetery in the afternoon. 

After exploring thoroughly, bid your guide a fond farewell and head inside the on-site museum to enrich your knowledge of Irish history. Browse Glasnevin Cemetry Museum’s impressive collection of exhibits, discovering fascinating facts about prominent figures buried in the cemetery. 

Use your complimentary voucher to trace your family tree in the Glasnevin Cemetery Museum’s Genealogy Research Center, and enjoy discounted refreshments and souvenirs in the museum’s café and gift shop before departing the center.
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Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Patrick pearse - influencing the nation! Re-enactments of Patrick Pearse's famous speech take place at the grave of O-Donovan Rossa seasonally at 2:30pm. See website for availability.
  • The O'Connell Tower is now open to the public - you can now climb Ireland's largest round tower and experience heritgage at a height! Please enquire at reception for more information regarding booking and admission rates. (Tower admission can be purchased as an add-on to your tour on site)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • The museum and cemetery grounds are wheelchair accessible, with the exception of Daniel O'Connell's crypt (10 steps). An audiovisiual film is available in the museum's 'City of the Dead' exhibit which shows the interior of the ornate crypt.
  • Meet the Ancestors! Glasnevin Trust's burial records, 1.5 million of them (and counting), date back to 1828 many of which are available to access anywhere at any time on our online database. Resident Genealogist, Lynn Brady MGSI is on site from 10am - 5pm, Monday - Friday. She has helped people from all corners of the globe to delve deeper into their Irish heritage.
  • The Easter 1916 Rising Tours return to Glasnevin Cemetery! This Easter, Glasnevin will hold guided tours of the graves of combatants and civilians involved in, and affected by the 1916 Rising, telling the story of the dramatic events of over a century ago that shaped Ireland as we know it today. These tours will run at 3:00pm daily from Good Friday, April 10th to Easter Monday, April 13th. Visit our website for more information.
  • If you have developed a taste for researching your family history or have a passion for genealogy, you do not want to miss out on Glasnevin’s next Genealogy Seminar taking place on Saturday, April 18th from 9:30am – 4:30pm. This promises to be an exciting event with a range of presentations from specialists on the day and information hubs dedicated to various records. There will be handouts and research packs full of hints and tips for you take away!
  • Visit our website to learn more about the range of experiences, tours and workshops available.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Visit the museum shop, home to a terrific collection of Irish crafts, jewellery, mementos, historical books, and other interesteing gift items.
  • Stop for a bite to eat at the Tower Café - a popular pit stop for locals and visitors alike!
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during Glasnevin Cemetery Tour in Dublin?
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This activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.

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So much stories, so much to learn from
Martha_V
, Mar 2020
Good stories, much information, to much to remember all the things we want to. Podcast would be nice for visitors, to hear it all again. Nigel (you write it otherwise) was great! We recommend everybody.
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Cemetery Bliss
Alice_H
, Mar 2020
Warren the tour guide was fantastic so knowledgeable pleasant and any questions you asked he answered.
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Our history in one place
hugh_
, Mar 2020
Excellent ,,, a must for every Irish person and great for educating tourists on our very sad but enthralling history
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Glasnevin Cemetery Tour
Frankie1
, Mar 2020
Excellent tour very informative and our guide Iarla O’Connell made it very interesting and was an excellent tour guide. Was a wonderful tour to hear all about the history of Ireland and our great Irish patriots and how they died for our country MAY THEY ALL REST IN PEACE.
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Michael collins
Colm_O
, Feb 2020
Fantastic. Our guide paddy was excellent. He was very informative on every part of the tour. I will be recommending the tour to everyone. It is brilliant
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Bernadette_Q
, Feb 2020
So worthwhile! I can’t believe I had not visited there before . Our guide iviril o Connell was excellent brought history to life! His mix of history and anecdotal stories were amazing! Even though I am a history buff I learned so much ! Def worth a visit ... in fact I am going to go back again soon!
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Very Interesting and Enjoyable
Michelle_F
, Feb 2020
Excellent tour - very informative and enjoyable. Katie was a brilliant guide. I did the tour with my husband and a 1 year old in a pram and it was generally very accessible and not inconvenient with the pram. Highly recommended.
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Who knew there was so much history in a cemetery.
Mary_T
, Feb 2020
Excellent tour. The weather was not good, however our guide Niall Oman made us forget the weather and captivated us with his knowledge and enthusiam. Well worth a visit.
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Wonderful passionate guide
michaelwalsh94
, Feb 2020
While living in Dublin all my life I have never been to 'visit' the cemetery in Glasnevin. This excellent tour was narrated by with passion by our guide (Bridget) and it was delivered in a very balanced way and respected the sides and opinions of those who died and are interred within the Cemetery. The museum is also a great spot to wander around, with some a wonderful photographic exhibition and great history on many of those who have been laid to rest in the cemetery.
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Towering achievement
sptwalsh
, Feb 2020
On a bitterly cold day, with a -4 wind chill factor, the tour guide provided a scholarly, evocative and nuanced account of the cemetery’s history from O’Connell to the present. He recommended I climb the tower and I’m glad I did. A visit to The Gravediggers was a good shout, too.
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Product code: 6496GLAS

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