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Glasnevin Cemetery Tour in Dublin

Dublin, Ireland


1 hour 30 minutesMobile & paper tickets accepted

Prepare to be captivated by storytelling designed to bring history to life at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum.

Located 2.5km from the city centre, Glasnevin Cemetery is a peaceful oasis in bustling urban Dublin. The cemetery is one of monumental national importance encapsulating the history of Ireland and is the burial place of over 1.6 million people.

Knowledgeable guides take you on a journey, visiting the graves of Daniel O’Connell, Michael Collins, Charles Stewart Parnell, Elizabeth O’Farrell, Maud Gonne, and Constance Markievicz to name a few.

This tour is a "Who's Who" of Irish history and is filled with enjoyable anecdotes and wry stories that bring it to life! Hear stories of the rogues and the rebels, the famous and the infamous, the gravediggers and the grave robbers!

A visit to Glasnevin is a must, offering visitors the quintessential Dublin experience and a window into 200 years of Irish history. You will leave informed, entertained and maybe even a little enlightened.

What's Included

  • Guided tour of Glasnevin Cemetery - Ireland's National Cemetery
  • Professional, articulate and approachable guides
  • Admission to the museum's immersive exhibits - discover more about the history of Glasnevin Cemetery
  • Re-enactment of Patrick Pearse’s speech at the grave of O’ Donovan Rossa (subject to availability)
  • Select discounts in the museum shop - home to a terrific collection of gift items and mementos
  • Entry/Admission - Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
  • Gratuities
  • Private transportation

What To Expect

Dublin’s Glasnevin Cemetery first opened in the 19th century, and went on to become the final resting place of over 1.6 million people. Step back in time and enjoy a tour of the cemetery with your knowledgeable guide. Hear of the tall tales and daring deeds of many of the country’s famous (and infamous) characters from bygone times, and remember the old adage that sometimes truth is stranger than fiction!

After meeting your guide outside the museum, visit the O'Connell Crypt, the resting place

The Location

Where To Go

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


Dublin, Ireland

Return details

Returns to original departure point


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Written Reviews (24)

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Warren the tour guide was...

Alice H

Warren the tour guide was fantastic so knowledgeable pleasant and any questions you asked he answered.

Excellent ,,, a must for...

hugh m

Excellent ,,, a must for every Irish person and great for educating tourists on our very sad but enthralling history

Excellent tour very informative and...

Frances Carr

Excellent tour very informative and our guide Iarla O’Connell made it very interesting and was an excellent tour guide. Was a wonderful tour to hear all about the history of Ireland and our great Irish patriots and how they died for our country MAY

Additional Information

  • 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

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Glasnevin Cemetery Tour in Dublin

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