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Glasnevin Cemetery

Glasnevin Cemetery is the resting place of over 1.5 million people, some of whom were prominent figures in Irish history. This Victorian burial ground was founded in 1832 and intended for people of all faiths - something pretty outrageous at a time when Catholics were banned from burial in Protestant graveyards. Daniel O’Connell, the cemetery's founder and political leader, is buried here, as is Irish revolutionary Michael Collins.

The onsite Glasnevin Museum is the world's first cemetery museum and - among other accolades - it was winner of Ireland’s Best Cultural Experience at the Irish Tourism Industry Awards 2015.

The National Botanic Garden of Ireland is adjacent to Glasnevin Cemetery, and you can enter this premier scientific institution for free. The gardens also contain the National Herbarium and several historic wrought iron glasshouses.

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Customer reviews

Aug 20, 2018
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
our guide BRIDGET was very informative and gave an interesting talk at every stop on the tour
Aug 18, 2018
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
Great very informative
Aug 18, 2018
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
Excellent tour guide and very enjoyable tour. Informative and captivated my three teenagers. Highly recommend.
Aug 17, 2018
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
John our tour guide was fantastic throughly enjoy our time at Glasnevin
Aug 17, 2018
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
A very informative presentation of Irish history. Our guide was fantastic.
Aug 16, 2018
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
Excellent tour
Niall our guide was excellent and gave a very insightful and enjoyable tour
Aug 15, 2018
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
This was a great tour and if you want to learn a bit of irish history about our patriot dead and what they have given for us this is the tour to take. Tour guide Niall is very informative.
Aug 14, 2018
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
Tour was brilliant very informative and great to learn of our history
Aug 14, 2018
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
I wish i did my research before the tour. It was full of information which is great for some, but the general tourist, not so much.
Aug 13, 2018
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
Well worth the visit