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Headstones and sculptures at the Victorian Cemetery at Glasnevin

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum and Tour

Dublin
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Glasnevin Cemetery Museum and Guided Tour in Dublin For Organised Groups

Overview

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 has a specialist area relating to the tracing of genealogy.

 

1916 Centenary tours

There 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 real threat of grave robbers.

 

“Dead Interesting” Tour

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

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

They will visit the graves and hear the stories of little known 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...

 

 

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Glasnevin Cemetery also offers beautiful gardens and greenery
Many famous people from history are buried at Glasnevin
The Glasnevin Cemetery Museum has a variety of walking tours
Useful Information
Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday and Bank Holidays: 09.00 – 18.00 hrs

Private tours for groups can be arranged during the opening hours.

Duration of Visit

A guided tour lasts approximately 90 minutes and allows 30 minutes for the museum which is self-guided.

Address

Glasnevin Cemetery, Finglas Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 11

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