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 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.

Tour Descriptions

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; 

  • 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

  • Summer time
    Daily 10am to 6pm
  • Winter time
    Daily 10am to 5pm
  • 1st Sept – 1st Oct
    Mon – Fri:           General History Tour 11.30am & 2.30pm
    Mon – Fri:           Dead Interesting Tour 1pm
    Sat – Sun:            General History Tour 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm
    Sat – Sun:            Dead interesting Tour 1pm
  • Oct 2nd – March 1st
    Mon – Sun:         General History Tour 11.30am & 2.30pm
    Mon – Sun:         Dead Interesting tour 1pm
  • Padraig Pearse Re-enactment
    14:30 daily

In the event of updates or changes please refer to the website at all times.  

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
  • Booking essential for private groups of 15+

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