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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

Apr 9, 2018
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
Excellent tour, Our guide Paddy was very informative, funny, courteous. Would recommend to all Irish and visitors.
Apr 9, 2018
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
Excellent tour well worth the money.. very informative....tour guide paddy was excellent.....tour will be much better from friday as you will be able to climb the tower at Daniel o Connell's grave.....
Apr 8, 2018
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
Thoroughly enjoyed my visit here. Especially the graves and our tour guide Grainne fir the historical information.
Apr 6, 2018
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
Excellent tour guide. Dead interesting!
Apr 6, 2018
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
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Apr 6, 2018
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
Very interesting and worthwhile experience .
Mar 29, 2018
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
Extremely informative tour. We felt it was good value for money. Very good guide.
Mar 28, 2018
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
Great experience. Learned a lot of new interesting facts.
Mar 25, 2018
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
Excellent day out!
Mar 24, 2018
Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance
Very informative and engaging guide. Would highly recommend the your. I couldn't believe that 90minutes went so fast.