A breathtaking and impeccably preserved Victorian Garden cemetery where each guide is passionate about sharing their love of heritage and history, telling the stories of Ireland’s complex and fascinating history. A learning experience is turned into a period of discovery with a careful balance of passion, sensitivity and even fun.
Glasnevin Cemetery covers 124 acres of glorious parkland with plenty to appreciate – perfect for those interested in exploring the legacies of Ireland’s heroes. The natural beauty of the grounds merges with a who’s who of Irish history.
Beautiful to stroll around there is an enviable collection of statues and headstones from the simplest to the magnificently ornate, including Daniel O’Connell’s crypt. Glasnevin is truly both the guardian and storyteller for over 1.6 million people. Glasnevin strives to showcase the fascinating stories, from the ordinary to the extraordinary, of those laid to rest in the cemetery.
This is a history lesson made fun and memorable by guides who know their stuff, with plenty of wit to spare. Be prepared to enjoy yourself.
Now one of Dublin’s most popular tourist destinations Glasnevin holds:
• 1st Prize winner Best Cultural Experience in Ireland
• Winner Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor 2016
• Winner of TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice Award 2018
Museum Opening Times
Mon – Sun 10am – 5pm
Mon – Sun 10am – 6pm
*additional Summer Tours are now running!
*Upcoming Events* see website for rates and more info
Easter 1916 Rising Tours
ours running at 3:00pm from April 10th - 13th.
The battle of Easter 1916 raged for six days and nights, and resulted in the destruction of many parts of our fair city. Many who participated in Ireland's fight for independence were laid to rest here within the walls of Glasnevin Cemetery.
This Easter, Glasnevin Cemetery Museum 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 a century ago that shaped Ireland as we know it today.
Our 1916 Easter Rising Tours visit the graves of Éamon DeValera, Michael Collins, Harry Boland, Countess Markievicz and many more.
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!
Audio Guides & App
Glasnevin offer an audio guide and map combination which enables you to explore a selection of the key graves in Glasnevin Cemetery at your own pace. The audio guide is available in: English, French, Spanish and German.
For those of you more comfortable with technology, we have an app which contains a self-guided tour option. This is available in: English, Irish French, Spanish and German. Just search for Glasnevin App in i-tunes or the Google playstore to install. Please note there is a €5.00 fee to access the tour within the app.
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