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Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
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Winner of the Best Cultural Attraction in Ireland, Glasnevin is Ireland’s largest cemetery, a grand and impressive Necropolis.

Located just 2.5km from Dublin’s city centre, Glasnevin Cemetery covers 124 acres of glorious parkland with plenty to appreciate – perfect for those interested in exploring the legacies of Ireland’s heroes.

A hauntingly gorgeous Victorian Garden cemetery each guide is passionate about sharing their love of heritage and history, telling the stories of Ireland’s complex and fascinating history through daily walking tours turning a learning experience into a period of magic with a careful balance of passion, sensitivity and even fun.

Awarded Best Cultural Experience in Ireland at the Irish Tourism Industry Awards, Glasnevin is now one of Ireland’s most popular visitor attractions and is firmly established on the list of best things to do in Dublin. Tripadvisor frequently lists it at number 1 highlighting Glasnevin as a cemetery of historic importance.

The story of modern Ireland is told through interactive exhibitions, dramatic re-enactments and daily walking tours. Visitors learn about the harsh realities of life in Dublin, hear about gravediggers and grave robbers, cholera epidemics, and world wars. Since 1832, 1.5 million people have been interred in Glasnevin.

This is a history lesson made fun and memorable by guides who know their stuff, with plenty of wit to spare. Be prepared to enjoy yourself.
 

Highlights include:
  • Ireland’s largest cemetery - the guardian and gatekeeper of over 1.5 million souls
  • Fascinating & fun guided walking tours and re-enactments visiting the graves of the renowned figures that shaped modern Ireland
  • Visit the Daniel O’Connell crypt
  • See the iconic round tower, the tallest in Ireland
  • Pedestrian gateway to National Botanic Gardens

Visitor Information

Open Year Round

Daily Winter: 10:00 - 17:00
Summer: 10:00 - 18:00
 

TOURS

September 1 - October 1, 2017

Mon-Fri: General History Tour at 11.30h & 14:30h

Mon-Fri: Dead Interesting Tour at 13:00h

Sat-Sun: General History Tour at 11.30, 12:30; 13:30; 14:30 and 15:30h

Sat-Sun: Dead Interesting Tour at 13:00h


October 2 , 2017 - March 1, 2018

Mon-Sun: General History Tour at 11.30h & 14:30h

Mon-Sun: Dead Interesting Tour at 13:00

 
Important Notice: Tour Times, Themes and Reenactments can change month to month. We therefore strongly advise you visit their website for the latest updates. 
 
Pre-booking advised. Public guided tours held regularly every day (private tours available on request). 

Contact Details

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
Finglas Road, Dublin 11

T: +353 (0)1 882 6550
E: museum@glasnevintrust.ie
W: www.glasnevintrust.ie

Closed: December 25 & 26 and January 1

Approx. visit duration: Guided tour takes 90 minutes. Allow extra time to enjoy the other facilities including museum.

(Please note that Glasnevin is a working cemetery)

Admission Prices 2017

Guide Tour and Museum
(includes guided tour, museum and €5 genealogy voucher)
Adult: €13.00
Senior (aged 65+): €10.00
Student (with valid ID): €10.00
Child (aged 5-12): €10.00
Child (aged 0-4): Free
Family (2 adults & up to 4 children): €35.00


Museum Only
Adult: €6.50
Senior (aged 65+): €4.50
Student (with valid ID): €4.50
Child (aged 6-12): €4.50
Child (aged 0-5): Free

Other Useful Information

LANGUAGES
Audio guides available in English at a charge of €10.00. Private guided tours can be provided through French, Spanish and Irish (pre-booking required). 

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Dublin, now has a new self-guide app. It is available in French, German, Spanish & English, and includes information on 21 graves of special note, so you can go at your pace. You can also hear the stories of Irish greats - Daniel O’Connell, Michael Collins + France Ireland Memorial. Available from the App Store & Google Play for €4.99.


DINING / REFRESHMENTS
The Tower Café serves light lunches, snacks, cakes & hot drinks. Full licence. 

SHOPPING
Gift shop selling Irish literature, Arts & Crafts Books / Media, Gifts Collectables, Irish Craft Stationery and lots more.

PARKING
Paid car parking adjacent to the attraction. Free coach parking on-site.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS
The Glasnevin Cemetery Museum is fully wheelchair accessible with accessible toilets. The O'Connell Crypt is not accessible as it has approximately 10 steps.

ACCOLADES & AWARDS

  • Winner of TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014 & 2015
  • Winner Best Cultural Experience in Ireland at Irish Tourism Industry Awards 2015
  • Documentary One Million Dubliners won Best Film at Galway Film Fleadh, 2014; Best Documentary Irish Times 2014, and Boston Film Festival 2014
  • Internationally renowned Thea Award for outstanding achievement in  2011
  • Best International Museum at the Museum and Heritage Awards in London, 2011

 

Map Location

From city:
Located 2.5km from Dublin city centre, Glasnevin is accessible from the River Liffey on the R108 (at the Four Courts/Brazen Head pub bridge). Continue straight along this road and after Phibsboro Village, cemetery is on right-hand side.

From the airport:
Take the Finglas exit 5 (2 junctions from airport) off the M50 and travel towards city for 3km. Glasnevin will be on the left.

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Best Ticket Prices

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

Museum & Tour

€13.00

Buy 'Best Value' Tickets from Heritage Island's partner website. 

Tickets valid for 365 days from purchase

No Booking Fees

and special rates for seniors, students, kids & families.

Group Enquiry?

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