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 100 years ago through the guided tours of the cemetery, interactive exhibits and preparatory work packs - all of which are complement specific elements of the curriculum.
Historic Tours for Primary and Secondary Schools
Here students can explore the social and political history of 19th and 20th century Ireland. Visit the graves of Daniel O’Connell, Michael Collins, Charles Stewart Parnell,James Larkin and Countess Markievicz, plus many more. Work packs are sent ahead of your visit to help students prepare.
Transition Year Tour Guiding Programme
This 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 get to develop skills in research and public speaking while also building self-confidence.
A certificate of completion is presented to all students in the Tour Guiding Programme. This programme was featured on RTE’s documentary ‘The Family Project’ in 2014.
General History Tour
Interactive exhibitions, dramatic re-enactments and daily walking tours. Visit many of the renowned figures that shaped Ireland including Charles Stewart Parnell, Eamon De Valera, Roger Casement, Constance Markievicz, Michael Collins, Brendan Behan, Luke Kelly and Daniel O'Connell. This is a unique opportunity to learn about Ireland's complex and fascinating history. Take a 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.
You will learn of its sculpture, symbolism, architecture, art, sporting heroes, horticulture, natural life plus much more.
You will visit the graves and hear the stories of little known figures such as;
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
In the event of updates or changes please refer to the website at all times.