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Tickets for Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery Tour: Priority Entrance

Explore Irish history in an atmospheric cemetery

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Overview
Opening hours
10:00 - 18:00
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 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).

Dead Interesting Tour (13:00 daily)

This brand new tour of Glasnevin Cemetery is a great overview and will educate those looking for the facts behind the cemetery's varied sculpture, symbolism and architecture. You'll also learn which sporting heroes rest here, hear about the horticulture and natural life that thrives among the dead, and even pass the vault that was so pivotal in the Irish War of Independence. Why? You'll just have to wait and find out.

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.

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Smartphone tickets accepted
What's included
  • Easter Rising tour or General History tour
  • Access to the award-winning Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
  • 10% off at the Tower Café
Instructions

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

Venue
Address
Glasnevin Cemetery
Finglas Rd, Dublin
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Yes, but not Daniel O'Connells crypt
Live guide
Daily tours in English at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:30 & 15:30
Additional info

Getting There

  • Bus: Line 140, from O' Connell Street. Line 40, from O' Connell Street
  • By car: Glasnevin Cemetery is on the Finglas Road/N2, close to M1 and M50

Opening Hours

  • Monday to Sunday & Bank Holidays: 10:00 - 18:00
  • Daily public tours: 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:30 & 15:30
Insider tip

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

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Reviews
Orla , Ireland
Aug 18, 2017
So much history.
Marian
Aug 17, 2017
Was excellent. Tour guide was brilliant
Geraldine, Ireland
Aug 14, 2017
Fabulous experience with amazing tour guide Paddy Gleeson
Dympna, Ireland
Aug 14, 2017
A very interesting tour. Very good guides and a nice place to eat
Ryszard, Ireland
Aug 13, 2017
Interesting choice of stories which most of the people never heard about. Great guide.
Michael, Ireland
Aug 12, 2017
excellent visit great to hear the speech at o donovan's graveside by pearse
Elaine
Aug 9, 2017
Absolutely brilliant tour. Our guide was amazing and extremely knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend this tour and I would do it again. Make sure you are able to attend the 2.30 speech at De Rossa's grave.
Patrick, Ireland
Aug 8, 2017
The whole tour was excellent and I have been telling people since. I would do the tour again.
Eddie , Ireland
Aug 7, 2017
Guide - Bridget - was exceptional .. Weather was bad ( Rain in Irl. !!! ) but her enthusiasm and knowledge was so fulsome that time just flew and one wished tour went on longer
Rebecca , Ireland
Aug 6, 2017
The tour guide was very good and maintained our interest throughout. The kids also enjoyed it. Our time was limited but would allocate more time to stroll around after if we go back again

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