Glasnevin Cemetery Museum and Tour

Address: Glasnevin cemetery, Finglas Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 11

Led by a very experienced and knowledgeable group of guides, the tour gives a valuable insight into this unique Victorian burial place and the final resting place of the men and women who have helped shape Ireland’s past and present. The cemetery is host to a wide range of interesting people; from politician and activist Daniel O’Connell, leader of the Dublin lock out James Larkin, to the father of the author James Joyce.

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum has a variety of walking tours including; historical, Joycean, women of Glasnevin cemetery, labour, military and religions of Glasnevin cemetery.

The museum also contains a specialist area relating to the tracing of genealogy, contact us for more information about this.

1916 Centenary tours

There are 2 tours with strong focus on the 1916 Rising:

Women of Glasnevin tour

This tour celebrates the female rebels, romantics and heroines of Glasnevin. Amongst the graves you will visit are Anne Devlin, Countess Markievicz, Margaret Burke Sheridan, Sinéad De Valera and Hanna Sheehy Skeffington.

Historical Tour

Our historical tour gives a valuable insight into this unique Victorian burial place and into the final resting place of the men and women who have helped shape Ireland’s past and present. On this tour you will encounter key historical figures from Daniel O’Connell, to Charles Stewart Parnell and Michael Collins. This tour also includes visits to the graves of Maud Gonne and Roger Casement and a tour of Daniel O’Connell’s crypt. You will explore the high walls and watchtowers surrounding Glasnevin, learn more about our gravediggers and the poor ground they work with plus the once very threat of grave robbers.

NEW for 2017 – Dead InterestingTour

This tour of Glasnevin Cemetery will give your group an alternative view of the varied heritage that Ireland’s largest cemetery holds and the history within its walls.

You will learn of its sculpture, symbolism, architecture, art, sporting heroes, horticulture, natural life and much more.

An experienced guide will take you through the graves and tell you the stories of figures such as

… the man who opened Sydney Harbour Bridge – when he wasn’t meant to!

… the woman who died once and was buried twice

… Ireland’s last Wimbledon Winner

… the vault that held secrets during the War of Independence

… the stones and monuments that make Glasnevin Ireland’s outdoor Art Gallery

…and many more!

Opening Times

Monday to Sunday and Bank Holidays: 09.00 – 18.00

Duration

A guided tour lasts approx 90 minutes, allow 30 minutes for the museum.

Note

Private tours for groups can be arranged during the opening hours. The museum section of the tour is self guided. Tours can be arranged for all types of groups from youth groups to historical buffs.