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
Wednesday:  10:00 - 18:00
Thursday:  10:00 - 18:00
Friday:  10:00 - 18:00
Saturday:  10:00 - 18:00
Sunday:  10:00 - 18:00
Tower
Today:  10:00 - 17:00
Tomorrow:  10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday:  10:00 - 17:00
Thursday:  10:00 - 17:00
Friday:  10:00 - 17:00
Saturday:  10:00 - 17:00
Sunday:  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.

Changing or cancelling your ticket
  • Cancellations are not possible for this ticket
  • Changes 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
Jun 22, 2019
Very entertaining and knowledgeable guide. Excellent food in the cafe. Well worth the visit
Jun 21, 2019
My visit to Glasnevin cemetery this morning was outstanding. Bridget, our guide was fabulous. She was extremely knowledgeable and very customer focused ensuring that we all heard what she was saying, responding keenly to any questions. Her breadth of information was gobsmacking. My compliments to all staff.
Jun 20, 2019
We had an excellent tour guide she was so informative and brought a bit of humor to the talk as well. I forget her name a small girl with blonde hair and glasses!!! 10 out of 10 to her.
Jun 10, 2019
We had Bridget as a tour guide who was very informative, full of knowledge, great sense of humour and great with kids. Enjoyed by the whole family who were on a visit from England. Facilities great and spotless keep up the great work
Jun 8, 2019
An excellent visit and guide Irial O’Connell. His knowledge was immense and well delivered. Don’t miss it on your visit to Dublin! Many thanks!
Jun 6, 2019
Brilliant tour would recommend
Jun 1, 2019
We really enjoyed the tour today with brilliant guide Oirler o Connell , spelt wrong I think . He made the tour so interesting and we learnt so much about Irish history. It was amazing
May 26, 2019
John Scanlon the tour guide was brilliant. Witty and knowledgeable and interested in the people taking the tour. Really interesting 90 minutes.
May 25, 2019
excellent day great tour famtastic cafe and highly recommend this attraction
May 24, 2019
Great tour

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