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Dead Interesting Tour at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

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Dublin, Ireland

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Explore the Victorian gravestones and crypts of Glasnevin Cemetery on a walking tour with a storytelling guide who helps bring Ireland’s complex history to life. Learn about Glasnevin Cemetery’s sculpture, symbolism, architecture, and most famous residents, then hear some of Glasnevin’s most intriguing secrets.
  • Walking tour of Glasnevin Cemetery
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Learn stories from Ireland's past
  • Enjoy discounts in the cafe and museum shop
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Guided 'Dead Interesting' tour led by a professional, passionate and knowledgeable guide
Admission to Glasnevin Cemetery Museum and the museumis immersive exhibits
Select discounts in the museum shop - home to a terrific collection of gift items and mementos
Re-enactment of Patrick Pearse's speech at the grave of O'Donovan Rossa (subject to availability)
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Parking Fees
Private transportation

Departure Point

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Finglas Rd, Glasnevin, Dublin, D11 H2TH, Ireland

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Make your way to Glasnevin Cemetery, located just outside Dublin city center, and meet your guide.

As you walk the grassy paths between the tombs, learn the basics of Glasnevin Cemetery history, starting in the years when Irish Catholics had no place to bury their dead with Catholic rites. Find out how Glasnevin Cemetery became a part of Irish heritage—it’s the setting for a key scene in James Joyce’s 'Ulysses' and appears in a poem by Idris Davies—and about the most famous Irish people who are buried here.

Visit the graves of some little-known but fascinating figures, including Maria Higgins, who was buried twice in Glasnevin, an Irish chaplain who saw the liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, the most recent Irish winner of Wimbledon, and more. Throughout the tour, the guide strikes a careful balance of passion, intrigue, and respect for one of Ireland’s truly historic places.

If you'd like, purchase a ticket to climb Dublin's largest round tower, the O'Connell Tower and enjoy panoramic views of the cemetery, Dublin, Wicklow, and the Irish Sea.

This walking tour of Glasnevin Cemetery concludes at the original departure point.
Itinerary
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Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
This guided tour takes in 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, natural life and much more. With lesser known stories of extraordinary lives and extraordinary events this is a tour that is for both the well acquainted with the cemetery and those who have never visited before, the secret history of Ireland’s most well known cemetery.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The O'Connell Tower is now open to the public - you can now climb Ireland's largest round tower and experience heritage at a height! Once at the top, you will enjoy 360 degree panoramic views of the sprawling grounds of the cemetery, the city of Dublin, Wicklow and the Irish Sea. 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) Please note - age restrictions apply to O'Connell Tower.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • 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.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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.
  • 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. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the maximum group size during Dead Interesting Tour at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum?
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This activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.

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Really was dead interesting.
tom p
, Oct 2019
Very interesting and enjoyable tour which I'd recommend to everyone. This was presented extremely well by Alan who had exceptional knowledge of Glasnevin and is a credit to the cemetery. The welcome from the reception in the museum matched the great day ahead.
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Great Tour of Glasnevin
Patricia H
, Aug 2019
We enjoyed our tour of Glasnevin Cemetery. Very interesting information presented by our tour guide that would not be available to the casual vistor. Highly recommend.
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A fun aspect
oneleah2005
, Aug 2019
Our guide was so full of wit, wisdom and information. The cemetery itself was large and to see it all takes a bit of time. However, she made it very special with her extended knowledge and wonder wit.
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Glasnevin tour
schriscollins
, Jul 2019
Me and my 2 friends were on the 1.30 tour on sat 27/7/19. I dont remember the name the tour guide gave. She was excellent and very passionate about history.
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This place is amazing! Well worth...
Michael P
, Sep 2017
This place is amazing! Well worth the cost and energy expended to walk around this cemetery and here the stories of some of the people buried there. The museum is very interesting and the cafe had a good breakfast at a reasonable cost.
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