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“The dead centre of Dublin!”

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
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Glasnevin Cemetery Tour in Dublin
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum are both the guardians and storytellers for over 1.5 million people. From the ordinary to the truly extraordinary, these people helped shape the Ireland of today. We want to share their stories and times with you through tours of the cemetery, a visit to the museum or through a genealogy search for your family history. We are a not-for-profit organisation and all proceeds are used to sustain and improve our cemeteries to ensure they are places of beauty, interest and intrigue.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 14 April 2012

Irelands biggest cemetery holds alot more than just dead people! It is a look at the history of Irelands biggest city, with all sort of VIP's buried here, from past presidents, republican rebels, patriots, celebrities, martyrs etc. They are all buried here. The designs of some of the richer peoples graves is quite spectacular, in all their celtic beauty and intricacy. I don't live too far from here, and it proves a really great place just to go for a stroll, and at the same time tip your hat to a few dead relatives.
It's all a bit unusual to the foreign visitor this, the Irish have a very good relationship with their dead relatives, and as you travel around ireland it would be rather unusual to see an empty cemetery, Glasnevin is no exception to the rule, as well as regular funerals and cremations going on, you will see droves of people visiting around their friends and relatives, especially at weekends, there are even special grave days where hundreds of people will come out and tend to graves, this is really worth a look for the visitor.
As well as this, there is a museum of genealogy, a cafe, a couple of flower shops, and offices. Yes it's true, the dead are definitely alive and kicking here in Glasnevin!
Easily accessible from town, it even offers a guided tour to interested persons.
Overall, Glasnevin Cemetery is just a little more than what it says on the gate, it is a place for a stroll, socialising, visiting, history, and even a nice cuppa and a scone. Ah go on! you know you want to, people are just dying to get in there!

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Reviewed 13 April 2012

I really enjoyed the tour by Eamon MacTomas and visiting Daniel O'Connell's tomb. It is of cultural and historical interest.

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Reviewed 9 April 2012

Interesting exhibition, lots of interactive elements, very impressive modern building, and a cute cafe. And of course he cemetery itself is fasinating.
We didn't do the cemetery tour as it takes an hour and we didn't have time, so allow yourself at least two hours to visit, to see both the exhibition and tour.

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Reviewed 8 April 2012

as i have family here i go quite alot but if like me you stay after your visit to take it all in and enjoy the many graves of our anceshters before us you will enjoy it.

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Reviewed 7 April 2012

Went with family n two sons aged 9 and 6. Tour was brilliant. Irish patriots are all here and the tour guide told ther stories really well. O'connells family vault is definitely the highlight and not to be missed. Found my great grand parents grave which was an unexpected bonus.

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