Glasnevin Museum and Tours Glasnevn Cemetery, Finglas Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 11 Dublin Gallery/Museum
 

Glasnevin Museum and Tours

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum offers exciting and engaging education programmes for students of all ages.

Students can learn about the events and personalities which shaped the course of Irish history one hundred years ago through guided tours of the cemetery, interactive exhibits and preparatory work packs - all of which complement specific elements of the curriculum.


Historic Tours for Primary and Secondary Schools

Students can explore the social and political history of 19th and 20th century Ireland by visiting the graves of Daniel O’Connell, Charles Stewart Parnell, Michael Collins, James Larkin and Countess Markievicz, among others. Work packs will be sent ahead of your visit to help students prepare.


Transition Year Tour Guiding Programme
Our one of a kind Transition Year Tour Guiding programme is designed to give students an experience of the real life world of tour guiding, the tourism industry and customer service. During this two part programme, students have the opportunity to develop skills in research and public speaking whilst building self-confidence.  

A certificate of completion is presented to all who take part in the Tour Guiding Programme. This programme was featured on RTE’s documentary ‘The Family Project’ in 2014.

Tour Descriptions

General History Tour
Interactive exhibitions, dramatic re-enactments and daily walking tours visiting many of the renowned figures that shaped Ireland including Charles Stewart Parnell, Roger Casement, Eamon De Valera, Michael Collins, Constance Markievicz, Brendan Behan, Luke Kelly and Daniel O'Connell. An unique opportunity to gain an understanding of Ireland's complex and fascinating history. Visit inside Daniel O'Connell's Celtic Romantic designed Crypt and iconic tower, the tallest in Ireland, forms part of the tour.
 

Dead Interesting Tour (NEW)

The new 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. 
Visitors 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; 

•    Maria Higgins, a woman who died once yet was buried twice in Glasnevin. 
•    An Irish chaplain who witnessed the liberation of Bergen Belsen concentration camp. 
•    The last Irish winner of Wimbledon.
•    The man who cut the ribbon and opened Sydney Harbour Bridge when he wasn’t meant to 
•    The vault that held secrets during the Irish War of Independence 
•    And many more. 

A tour that is for those both well acquainted with the cemetery and those who have never visited before, the secret history of Ireland’s most well-known cemetery. 

Opening Times and Tours
•    10am – 5pm in winter, Monday-Sunday (9am-6pm in summer)
•    Tours daily at 11.30am and 2.30pm – general history tour
•    Padraig Pearse Re-enactment daily at 2.30
•    Additional  tours in the summer
•    Booking essential for private groups of 15+

Glasnevin Museum and Tours Admission Prices


•    Adult: €13
•    Concession – senior/child/group: €10
•    Family: €35 – 2 adults and 4 children
•    School Groups: €6.50 per student/pupil

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