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Glasnevin Cemetery Tour in Dublin

Highlights
  • 1.5-hour walking tour of Glasnevin Cemetery plus museum admission
  • Explore one of Ireland’s most impressive burial grounds
  • Gain an insight into life in Dublin during the Victorian era from a knowledgeable guide
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Glasnevin Cemetery Tour in Dublin
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Overview
Travel back in time to the darkened days of Victorian Dublin during a 1.5-hour waling tour of the Glasnevin Cemetery, winner of the coveted TripAdvisor Certificate of excellence in 2014. With a knowledgeable guide, absorb the tranquil atmosphere of the area as you stroll past headstones belonging to fascinating Irish characters. Hear entertaining anecdotes surrounding the thieves, rebels, authors and politicians laid to rest in the cemetery, and then visit the museum to enrich your knowledge further. Receive discounts on gift shop purchases and café refreshments after your enriching tour.
What to Expect
Greet your expert guide outside of the grand Glasnevin Cemetery, a 19th-century graveyard in which more than 1.5 million Irish citizens are buried. As you step inside, receive a fascinating introduction to the cemetery and the famous, and infamous, Irish characters buried within. 
Head first to the O’Connell Crypt, the final resting pace of one of Ireland’s most important figures, Daniel O’Connell, and listen to tales surrounding O’Connell’s tireless campaigning for Catholic emancipation. Gaze at the beautiful O’ Connell Tower before ambling over to the grave of Michael Collins, an influential revolutionary whose grave still receives floral tributes today.

Pay your respects at the gravestone of Constance Markievicz, the first woman to be elected in the House of Commons, and scour the cemetery for local actors delivering old speeches and poems if you’re touring the cemetery in the afternoon. 

After exploring thoroughly, bid your guide a fond farewell and head inside the on-site museum to enrich your knowledge of Irish history. Browse Glasnevin Cemetry Museum’s impressive collection of exhibits, discovering fascinating facts about prominent figures buried in the cemetery. 

Use your complimentary voucher to trace your family tree in the Glasnevin Cemetery Museum’s Genealogy Research Center, and enjoy discounted refreshments and souvenirs in the museum’s café and gift shop before departing the center.
Reviews (39)
1 - 5 of 7 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Informative, funny and emotional

What a fantastic tour!! Our guide Paddy was funny, informative and had a captive audience. I love history - especially Irish history and this tour taught me so much more than I already knew. Learning all about our rebels, including lovely personal insights into their...More

1  Thank Margaret T
Reviewed August 12, 2018
Another box ticked!

Our tour guide was Niall - he was fantastic; so enthusiastic and engaging on the tour; his knowledge was interspersed with little personal anecdotes which kept us all entertained. It's something we've had on our 'to do' list for a while and we're so glad...More

Thank Snaggle0705
Reviewed July 17, 2018
A great way to learn about modern Irish history

I went on a tour led by Bridget on one of the hottest days Dublin has had in decades. Despite the heat, Bridget's passion and enthusiasm kept me engaged and wanting to learn more. She was so knowledgeable and so determined to share her love...More

Thank Orianne D
Reviewed May 8, 2018
Wonderful tour of Glasnevin Cemetery

On Sunday 6th May, I visited Glasnevin Cemetery with a group from my Arts & Cultural Society. Our guide, Warren, was extremely knowledgeable, courteous and able to interact with people of all ages. The oration at the grave of O'Donovan Rossa was particularly poignant &...More

2  Thank honey105
Reviewed April 27, 2018
Reenactment Tour well worth it!

Forgot our guides name due to a long day of travel but he was funny, knowledgeable and knew so much facts and history. Great reenactment and very informative. Well worth the $

Thank Jennifer E
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