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Tickets for Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance

Take a General History or Dead Interesting Tour at this historic graveyard!

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Overview
Opening hours
Museum
Today:  10:00 - 18:00
Tomorrow:  10:00 - 18:00
Thursday:  10:00 - 18:00
Friday:  10:00 - 18:00
Saturday:  10:00 - 18:00
Sunday:  10:00 - 18:00
Monday:  10:00 - 18:00
Tower
Today:  10:00 - 17:00
Tomorrow:  10:00 - 17:00
Thursday:  10:00 - 17:00
Friday:  10:00 - 17:00
Saturday:  10:00 - 17:00
Sunday:  10:00 - 17:00
Monday:  10:00 - 17:00
Duration
Tour: 90 minutes
Highlights
  • Gain a unique insight into Dublin's atmospheric Victorian burial place and visit the award-winning Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
  • Step into Daniel O'Connell's Celtic Romantic designed Crypt, and see the tallest tower in Ireland
  • Catch the famous speech given by Patrick Pearse at Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa's grave on 1 August 1915. It's re-enacted every day at 14:30 by an actor dressed as Pearse
Description

Over 1.5 million people are at rest in the moving Glasnevin Cemetery. Take a General History tour and travel deep into Dublin's past, 100 years after the Easter Rising. Or visit the graves of Irish heroes and learn the meaning of the cemetery's symbolism and architecture on the Dead Interesting tour.

Choose one of these hot, historical tours, add in a trip to the museum and it's clear that to leave Dublin without visiting Glasnevin would be a grave mistake. (Sorry).

Dead Interesting Tour

This brand new tour of Glasnevin Cemetery promises a grand overview of the cemetery's varied sculpture, symbolism and architecture. Learn which sporting heroes rest here, hear about the horticulture and natural life that thrives among the dead, and pass the vault that was pivotal in the Irish War of Independence!

General History Tour

Let your guide regale the tales of colorful souls who shaped Irish history. Ulster Covenant, The First World War, The Easter Rising and The War of Independence will all be unearthed and dissected via enjoyable historical anecdotes. Plus, see the graves of Irish heroes including Eamon DeValera, Michael Collins, Countess Markievicz and more.

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

Step inside this award-winning museum; the world's first cemetery museum, no less. Exhibitions cover the cemetery history, funeral monuments and there's even an impressive touchscreen table containing 200 life stories of important Irish figures, spanning almost 200 years.

The O’Connell Tower (separate ticket required, available onsite)

For the first time in over 45 years, you can climb the O'Connell Tower – Ireland's tallest round tower. After a comprehensive restoration programme, the staircase in the tower is now accessible, complete with an exhibition about the legendary figure himself and the fascinating history of the tower. Once at the top, you'll enjoy panoramic views across the sprawling cemetery grounds, with the cities of Dublin and Wicklow, and the Irish Sea as a backdrop.

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Ticket features
Instant ticket delivery
Smartphone tickets accepted
Priority Entrance
What's included
  • Dead Interesting Tour or General History tour
  • Access to the award-winning Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
  • 10% off at the Tower Café and a €5 Genealogy voucher
  • Access to the O’Connell Tower (available onsite for an extra fee)
Instructions

Show your smartphone ticket at the cash desk. The entrance to the museum is on the right, tours will also leave from there.

Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Venue
Address
Glasnevin Cemetery
Finglas Rd, D11 PA00, Dublin
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Yes, but not Daniel O'Connells crypt
Live guide
English speaking
Insider tip

Visit the Gravediggers pub around the corner for a drink or a bowl of coddle.

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Reviews
May 18, 2019
This tour is tour that is worth every penny/Euro! It's good for all people that like history but most of all for Irish people. The tour guide, Nial was great.
May 16, 2019
It was a fantastic tour. Our tour guide Alan was amazing he led us around the graves of Irish historical heroes and republicans engaging us with his extensive knowledge. He brought these peoples life work and personality to life with his amazing story telling ability and obvious love for Irish history. I would highmy recommend this tour and will be returning to do another one soon.
May 15, 2019
The tour of Glasnevin Cemetry is excellent
The guide was very knowledgeable, eloquent and very entertaining. He mixed historical facts with interesting and amusing anecdotes. Well worth the visit.
May 15, 2019
So informative and engaging. Our guide, Bridget was outstanding and gave a comprehensive tour, outlining the different stages in Irish history. She was very generous with her time and her wisdom. Really enjoyed👏👏
May 11, 2019
Enjoyable tour, John our guide was very knowledgable and very humorous.
May 8, 2019
Great tour from start to finish. 90 mins long and full of content, with some added stories to keep it live.
May 6, 2019
V well presented by oriel . Really interesting and best history lesson ever.
May 5, 2019
A wonderful experience thanks to our great guide, Paddy. Very informative with a good sense of humour. Would highly recommend this tour.
May 5, 2019
Our guide John Scanlon was excellent
May 4, 2019
This tour is fantastic. Great experience from the lovely people at reception desk to the fantastic Iriel our guide. He was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The cemetery is beautifully kept and a must for anyone interested in Irish history.

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