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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
Daily: 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

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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Instant ticket delivery
Smartphone tickets accepted
Priority Entrance
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.

Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

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

Daily tour times

General History Tour

  • 1 Sep - 1 Oct: Mon - Fri 11:30 and 14:30, Sat - Sun 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30 and 15:30
  • 2 Oct - 1 March 2018: Mon - Fri 11:30 and 14:30

Dead Interesting Tour

  • Daily at 13:00

Re-enactment

  • Daily at 14:30

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
Insider tip

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

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Reviews
Margaret
Nov 21, 2017
An excellent tour- educational and entertaining.
George, United Kingdom
Nov 19, 2017
This is a "must do" for any tourist, visitor or indeed citizen of Dublin. It is very reasonably priced for a very professional tour of the graveyard and the very many famous and infamous residents thereof. The tour also includes a visit to the museum and free computer search for named relatives.
Not only will you better understand and appreciate the diverse history of Ireland on this tour but also gain a sense of awareness that life is to be lived to the full...now!
Mary
Nov 19, 2017
Had a fantastic tour of Glasnevin Cemetery with a wonderful tour guide. He was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable, I’m sorry I didn’t get his name. I can’t recommend it highly enough and I’ll certainly be back.
Chris
Nov 16, 2017
Highly recommended!!!
Catherine, Ireland
Nov 12, 2017
Wonderful experience. Lots of information. Guide made it so real and so interesting. Wonderful delivery, full of enthusiasm and passion.
Caroline, Ireland
Nov 12, 2017
It was very cold day when we done this tour but our tour guide Neil the beardied one (ha) he was very good and entertaining so we didn’t mind the cold so much will do it again in the summer
Bernard, Ireland
Nov 10, 2017
Really interesting , enjoyable and educational tour.
paul, Ireland
Nov 8, 2017
yes
Irene, United Kingdom
Nov 6, 2017
Absolutely fantastic the young man that took us around was very very good hope to go again one day
Tim, Ireland
Nov 5, 2017
Very interesting. Tour guide was brilliant and really knew his stuff.
We'll worth it.

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