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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 - 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
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
Nov 19, 2018
Would highly recommend tour Excellent Guide.
Nov 18, 2018
Tour guide Brilliant
Nov 14, 2018
Great tour and a fascinating insight to Irish history well worth the visit.
Nov 6, 2018
Excellent tour, fun and informative. Staff very knowledgeable and helpful.
Nov 5, 2018
Brillant tour we had a very insightful guide called Katie. She made the tour very educational and humorous. Well worth a visit will definitely be back again.
Nov 1, 2018
Great museum and John was an excellent tour guide...informative, clear and entertaining!
Oct 31, 2018
What a complete experience of history - to think that those who shaped the ireland of today across different centuries should be laid to rest in unity - guide was veey knowledgeable wish he had been my history teacher
Oct 30, 2018
Excellent and informative tour , our guide Bridget brought the tour to life with her knowledge and passion. Highly recommend this tour
Oct 29, 2018
Brilliant tour and tour guide. We did the dead interesting tour, 90 minutes wasn't enough!
Oct 28, 2018
It was an absolute brillent tour and well worth it. Our tour guide John is exceptional at his job.
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