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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

Oct 14, 2018
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
Very interesting tour. Guide was excellent
Oct 7, 2018
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
Absolutely brilliant tour led by the very knowledgeable Alan. Learnt so much about our history and all those involved in our fight for indepedance. Would highly recommend.
Oct 6, 2018
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
Great tour, tour guide was so informative and entertaining.Throughly enjoyed it and would recommend.
Oct 6, 2018
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
Excellent tour Full of brilliant info
Oct 5, 2018
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
Amazing experience
Fantastic tour guide, John, very knowledgeable and a sense of humour. Well done.
I will certainly be recommending this tour to everyone 👍👍👍👍
Oct 3, 2018
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
The tour itself was good. The guide missed a little basic background information and went right into deep irish history, so I can understand a non native getting a little lost. For example, we went right into discussing the effects of the famine, with no explanation of what it actually was. The knowledge was really good though, and our guide (Brigitte) was passionate about it. Not perfect, but certainly a nice way to spend two hours.
Oct 3, 2018
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
Very insightful tour left by Bridget! Would recommend
Oct 1, 2018
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
Had a great tour guide John Scanlan. Not only did he give an informative tour he also gave a great rendition of characters and would mimic their voices. Overall a fantastic tour would definitely recommend others.
Sep 30, 2018
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
Excellent tour, very interesting. John the guide was a fund of information and presented in a professional and lively manner. A great afternoons entertainment.
Sep 27, 2018
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
We had great day..Our Tour guide Ciara was excellent...