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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

Nov 19, 2018
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
Would highly recommend tour Excellent Guide.
Nov 18, 2018
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
Tour guide Brilliant
Nov 14, 2018
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
Great tour and a fascinating insight to Irish history well worth the visit.
Nov 6, 2018
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
Excellent tour, fun and informative. Staff very knowledgeable and helpful.
Nov 5, 2018
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
Brillant tour we had a very insightful guide called Katie. She made the tour very educational and humorous. Well worth a visit will definitely be back again.
Nov 1, 2018
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
Great museum and John was an excellent tour guide...informative, clear and entertaining!
Oct 31, 2018
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
What a complete experience of history - to think that those who shaped the ireland of today across different centuries should be laid to rest in unity - guide was veey knowledgeable wish he had been my history teacher
Oct 30, 2018
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
Excellent and informative tour , our guide Bridget brought the tour to life with her knowledge and passion. Highly recommend this tour
Oct 29, 2018
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
Brilliant tour and tour guide. We did the dead interesting tour, 90 minutes wasn't enough!
Oct 28, 2018
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
It was an absolute brillent tour and well worth it. Our tour guide John is exceptional at his job.