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
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 a costumed re-enactment of the famous speech given by Patrick Pearse at Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa's grave in 1915 (performed at 14:30 on select days)
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
What's included
Dead Interesting Tour or General History tour
Access to the award-winning Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
Access to the O'Connell Tower (if selected)
10% off at the Tower Café and a €5 Genealogy voucher
Instructions

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

Changing or cancelling your ticket
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Venue
Address
Glasnevin Cemetery
Finglas Rd, D11 PA00, Dublin
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Yes, but not Daniel O'Connells crypt
Live guide
English
Additional info

Terms & Conditions for the O'Connell Tower:

  • The minimum age is 8
  • Children aged 8-16 must be accompanied by an adult. 1 adult per child aged 8-12; 1 adult per max 3 children aged 12-16
  • All visitors climb the tower at their own risk and should have a reasonable level of fitness
  • All handbags, rucksacks and baggage must be left in the lockers provided
  • Please note that access to the tower is limited to six people (max) at a time
Insider tip

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

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Feb 22, 2020
experience the enjoyed thoroughly I rain the despite and
Feb 21, 2020
It was a fantastic experience and our guide Alan was excellent. I would definitely recommend it and I will be coming back again.
Feb 16, 2020
Excellent tour, Niall Oman, the tour guide, was very informative and entertaining. The museum is very well layed out, interactive and informative.

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