Glasnevin (Dublin)

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Image from Glasnevin Museum
Image from Glasnevin Museum

Glasnevin Cemetery is located in North Dublin. 

It first opened in 1832 and was established in response to the Penal Laws which places heavy restrictions on Catholic funeral ceremonies. Thus it was set up as a Catholic graveyard. 

It is an extremely large cemetery covering 124 acres and is still operational today. 

Many of Ireland's most famous revolutionaries, writers, and musicians are buried in Glasnevin.

The cemetery was also immortalised in James Joyce's Ulysses in the sixth episode: Hades when the main character Leopold Bloom attends a funeral there. 


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Type of Building:

Graveyard (Cemetery)

Some communities associated with this building

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