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Tickets for Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance

Explore Irish history in an atmospheric cemetery

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Priority entrance
Duration
Tour: 90 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Yes, but not Daniel O'Connells crypt
Live guide
Daily tours in English at 11:30 & 14:30
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday & Bank Holidays: 10:00 - 17:00

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 powerfully moving Glasnevin Cemetery. With two tour options to choose from, you'll travel deep into Dublin's history. 2016 is the 100 year anniversary of the Easter Rising, so there's no better time to learn about the 6-day battle that changed the course of Irish history, or to visit the people who fought for Ireland's independence. Factor in an award-winning museum, and it becomes clear why this is such a popular attraction.

This popular attraction offers a window into Irish history, and the tour is filled with wry stories that bring the history to life. Add in a trip to the fantastic museum and it's clear that to leave Dublin without visiting Glasnevin would be a grave mistake. (Sorry).

General History Tour

Your guide will bring the cemetery to life for you as he (or she) regales stories of the colorful souls who shaped Irish history. Ulster Covenant, The First World War, The Easter Rising and The War of Independence are all unearthed and dissected via enjoyable historical anecdotes, and visits to graves including those of Eamon DeValera, Michael Collins, Countess Markievicz and many more Irish heroes.

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

Tour include access to 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.

Location

Glasnevin Cemetery
Finglas Rd
Dublin

Directions

What's included?

  • Easter Rising tour or General History tour
  • Access to the award-winning Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
  • 10% off at the Tower Café

Additional information

How to use your tickets

Go to the cash desk and show the digital ticket on your smartphone.

Opening Hours

  • Monday to Sunday & Bank Holidays: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Daily public tours: 11:30 & 14:30

Notes

Tour is 90 minutes, plus museum visit. So leave approx 2.5 hours. This is still a working cemetery. Your Museum & Guided Tour ticket includes 10% off at the Tower Café and a €5 Genealogy voucher.

Wheelchair Access

Due to access via a staircase, Daniel O’Connell's crypt is not accessible by wheelchair.

Customer reviews

Paul, Ireland
Jan 10, 2017
great tour great guide.
Catherine
Jan 5, 2017
Excellent tour, thoroughly enjoyed it. Our tour guide was a wonderful storyteller full of interesting information and funny tales from the past. So much to see in the cemetery...will definitely go again sometime.
Brendan, Ireland
Jan 1, 2017
All really efficient and the tour was superb.
Ellenor , Ireland
Dec 30, 2016
Great tour, way exceeded my expection
Brian, Ireland
Dec 10, 2016
Well worth the effort. loved the whole experience
Nuala, Ireland
Dec 5, 2016
Great guide, Niall who brought history to life. Strongly recommend for everyone in Ireland as well as visitors from abroad.
Elaine, Ireland
Dec 4, 2016
Very informative and interesting. Our tour guide, Michelle was very knowledgeable and friendly. I'd recommend this to everyone, whether you live here or are of irish descent or indeed if you've simply got an interest in recent Irish history.
Noel
Dec 2, 2016
Our guides knowledge was outstanding.She made our visit really interesting. We were there on Wed. 30/11/16 We were a group of seven from Tipperary. Thank you Bridget for a truly memorable experience.
Yours Sincerely
Noel
Mary, Ireland
Nov 26, 2016
Tour gave me a better understand of Irish history..what marvellous men and women they were..an example to us all! Tour guide (forget his name) made the tour for us..we never laughed so much in along time in such a sombre place! Well done...
pauline, Ireland
Nov 17, 2016
tour excellent. parking and payment for same somewhat open for improvement