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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

Feb 17, 2019
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
Katie was a super guide - very knowledgeable , informative and very witty !
Feb 16, 2019
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
Great experience staff top class
Feb 3, 2019
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
This is the third time I have taken the tour every time I learn more about Dublin and its rich history
This tour is very good value and something Irish people should be very proud of.
Jan 27, 2019
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
This was a Brilliant Day out. So interesting
John our Tour Guide was Brilliant he was one of the Best I came across in the Industry
He had a Genuine passion about History so impressed.
Well Done Glasnevin Cemetry Tours and Massive Thank you to John from Wicklow for your awesome work
Jan 26, 2019
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
We had a very knowledgable and humorous guide called Paddy and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend a visit to anyone with an interest in the incredible history of Glasnevin and Dublin in particular.
Jan 12, 2019
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
Absolutely brilliant experience. Our guide was excellent.his name was niall..great sense of humor and great stories
Jan 10, 2019
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
The guide was very knowledgeable and a great tour was enjoyed
Jan 6, 2019
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
Very interesting, great tour. Definitely recommend.
Jan 4, 2019
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
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Jan 3, 2019
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
Interesting stories and anecdotes about the dead residing in Dublin’s largest cemetery told by a knowledgeable tour guide.