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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

Jun 25, 2018
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
A fantastic experince...i could not reccomend this tour highly enough.
Jun 24, 2018
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
Great tour recently enthusiastic guide - Alan
Jun 24, 2018
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
Our guide was brilliant, he had loads of knowledge about each of the historical characters which he delivered in a grippingly interesting manner holding our attention right to the punch line. And there always was a punch line. He managed to be lively, informative and entertaining too.
Jun 23, 2018
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
Very nice day out and full of very interesting facts😮
Jun 20, 2018
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
The guide was very good and told interesting stories as we went around.
Jun 19, 2018
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
Great guide
Jun 19, 2018
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
Fabulous experience and the guide Paddy was knowledgeable and I especially loved his poetry quotations. I will come back again to see more.
Jun 17, 2018
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
Cemetery tour would be helpful for an introduction and highlights to the cemetery. Top and bottom floor of the museum were very worthwhile and one could go at their own pace. I would definitely recommend doing this. The museum staff were all very friendly and helpful. The cafe offered great food at a reasonable price. Check though what time the kitchen closes. They had stopped cooking by 4:10 pm even though the cafe was open until 6:00 pm. No steak and kidney pie for us ☹️ There is a botanical garden behind the cemetery if one has time. We took a taxi from our hotel (close to city centre) and it was inexpensive, quick and stress free.
Jun 14, 2018
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
Did the tour with my daughter today brigit was our tour guide she really knew her stuff would highly reccomend it
Jun 12, 2018
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
Tour guide was fantastic! Loved the tour.