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- 1.5-hour walking tour of Glasnevin Cemetery plus museum admission
- Explore one of Ireland’s most impressive burial grounds
- Gain an insight into life in Dublin during the Victorian era from a knowledgeable guide
- Visit the O'Connell Crypt and tower, and learn about Daniel O’Connell
- Learn about many of Ireland’s famous citizens while browsing the museum exhibits independently
- Use a genealogy voucher to trace your own ancestry after the tour concludes
- Enjoy discounts on select purchases in the museum's shop and cafe
Departure & Return
The starting point for the tour is from the museum reception. After check-in visitors will be directed to the starting point and will be met there by their guide.
Return DetailsReturns to original departure point
What To Expect
Head first to the O’Connell Crypt, the final resting pace of one of Ireland’s most important figures, Daniel O’Connell, and listen to tales surrounding O’Connell’s tireless campaigning for Catholic emancipation. Gaze at the beautiful O’ Connell Tower before ambling over to the grave of Michael Collins, an influential revolutionary whose grave still receives floral tributes today.
Pay your respects at the gravestone of Constance Markievicz, the first woman to be elected in the House of Commons, and scour the cemetery for local actors delivering old speeches and poems if you’re touring the cemetery in the afternoon.
After exploring thoroughly, bid your guide a fond farewell and head inside the on-site museum to enrich your knowledge of Irish history. Browse Glasnevin Cemetry Museum’s impressive collection of exhibits, discovering fascinating facts about prominent figures buried in the cemetery.
Use your complimentary voucher to trace your family tree in the Glasnevin Cemetery Museum’s Genealogy Research Center, and enjoy discounted refreshments and souvenirs in the museum’s café and gift shop before departing the center.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Patrick pearse - influencing the nation! Re-enactments of Patrick Pearse's famous speech take place at the grave of O-Donovan Rossa seasonally at 2:30pm. See website for availability.
- The O'Connell Tower is now open to the public - you can now climb Ireland's largest round tower and experience heritgage at a height! Please enquire at reception for more information regarding booking and admission rates. (Tower admission can be purchased as an add-on to your tour on site)
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
- The museum and cemetery grounds are wheelchair accessible, with the exception of Daniel O'Connell's crypt (10 steps). An audiovisiual film is available in the museum's 'City of the Dead' exhibit which shows the interior of the ornate crypt.
- Meet the Ancestors! Glasnevin Trust's burial records, 1.5 million of them (and counting), date back to 1828 many of which are available to access anywhere at any time on our online database. Resident Genealogist, Lynn Brady MGSI is on site from 10am - 5pm, Monday - Friday. She has helped people from all corners of the globe to delve deeper into their Irish heritage.
- The Easter 1916 Rising Tours return to Glasnevin Cemetery! This Easter, Glasnevin will hold guided tours of the graves of combatants and civilians involved in, and affected by the 1916 Rising, telling the story of the dramatic events of over a century ago that shaped Ireland as we know it today. These tours will run at 3:00pm daily from Good Friday, April 10th to Easter Monday, April 13th. Visit our website for more information.
- If you have developed a taste for researching your family history or have a passion for genealogy, you do not want to miss out on Glasnevin’s next Genealogy Seminar taking place on Saturday, April 18th from 9:30am – 4:30pm. This promises to be an exciting event with a range of presentations from specialists on the day and information hubs dedicated to various records. There will be handouts and research packs full of hints and tips for you take away!
- Visit our website to learn more about the range of experiences, tours and workshops available.
- Most travelers can participate
- Visit the museum shop, home to a terrific collection of Irish crafts, jewellery, mementos, historical books, and other interesteing gift items.
- Stop for a bite to eat at the Tower Café - a popular pit stop for locals and visitors alike!
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
- OPERATED BY Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
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