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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 - 18:00
Tomorrow
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday
10:00 - 18:00
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
Monday
10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
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 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.

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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
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
English speaking
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
Insider tip

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

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Reviews
Jun 20, 2018
The guide was very good and told interesting stories as we went around.
Jun 19, 2018
Great guide
Jun 19, 2018
Fabulous experience and the guide Paddy was knowledgeable and I especially loved his poetry quotations. I will come back again to see more.
Jun 17, 2018
Cemetery tour would be helpful for an introduction and highlights to the cemetery. Top and bottom floor of the museum were very worthwhile and one could go at their own pace. I would definitely recommend doing this. The museum staff were all very friendly and helpful. The cafe offered great food at a reasonable price. Check though what time the kitchen closes. They had stopped cooking by 4:10 pm even though the cafe was open until 6:00 pm. No steak and kidney pie for us ☹️ There is a botanical garden behind the cemetery if one has time. We took a taxi from our hotel (close to city centre) and it was inexpensive, quick and stress free.
Jun 14, 2018
Did the tour with my daughter today brigit was our tour guide she really knew her stuff would highly reccomend it
Jun 12, 2018
Tour guide was fantastic! Loved the tour.
Jun 9, 2018
Amazing!
Jun 6, 2018
Amazing place with Anazing History
Jun 5, 2018
Excellent site with very informative guides. Well worth a visit.
May 29, 2018
The guide was very good ,very interesting stories and facts .

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