The award-winning Glasnevin Museum is the world's first cemetery museum. Visitors can explore the history and the lives of more than 1.6 million people that are buried here.
Due to the meticulous record keeping of the Glasnevin Trust since 1828, staff can help you find your relatives, family history or discover more about the stories of the people buried in Glasnevin Trust Cemeteries.
You can also explore Glasnevin's Online Genealogy Search with access to a large database of Glasnevin Cemetery's internment records. You will then be prompted to buy credits if you wish to take your search deeper.
The General History Tour takes in the graves of those who shaped the course of Irish History. See the final resting places of figures like Michael Collins, Countess Markievicz, Eamon De Valera and Charles Stewart Parnell. Visit the crypt of our founder Daniel O’ Connell and listen to Ireland’s history unfold with a passionate and well versed guide.
The Dead Interesting Tour takes in 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, and much of the secret history of Ireland’s most well known cemetery.
The O'Connell Tower is now open to visitors. Visitors can now climb Ireland's largest roundtower, built in honour of cemetery founder and legendary Irish Statesman Dabiel O'Connell. Climb the 198 steps to breath-taking views of the sprawling cemetery, Dublin, Wicklow and the Irish Sea.
Tour tickets include entry into the exhibitions in Glasnevin Cemetery Museum.
Turas Sheachtain na Gaeilge
In celebration of Irish language, you can take a free tour of the cemetery as Gaeilge at 1:30pm on March 14th and 15th.
Led by an expert guide, you will visit the graves of the men and women who have shaped our country and inspired a love of the Irish language in the generations who followed them.
This is a free event however registration is essential. Anyone taking part on this tour will also receive complimentary admission to Glasnevin’s iconic O'Connell Tower – Ireland’s tallest round tower!
Easter 1916 Rising Tours
Tours running at 3:00pm from April 10th - 13th.
The battle of Easter 1916 raged for six days and nights, and resulted in the destruction of many parts of our fair city. Many who participated in Ireland's fight for independence were laid to rest here within the walls of Glasnevin Cemetery.
This Easter, Glasnevin Cemetery Museum will hold guided tours of the graves of combatants and civilians involved in, and affected by the 1916 Rising, telling the story of the dramatic events of a century ago that shaped Ireland as we know it today.
Our 1916 Easter Rising Tours visit the graves of Éamon DeValera, Michael Collins, Harry Boland, Countess Markievicz and many more.
If you have developed a taste for researching your family history or have a passion for genealogy, you do not want to miss out on Glasnevin’s next Genealogy Seminar taking place on Saturday, April 18th from 9:30am – 4:30pm.
This promises to be an exciting event with a range of presentations from specialists on the day and information hubs dedicated to various records. There will be handouts and research packs full of hints and tips for you take away!
Audio guides are available in French, German, Spanish, English and Irish. Accompanied by a detailed map of the self-guided walking route, this is a great way to explore Glasnevin at your own pace.
The app is available in French, German, Spanish, Irish and English. Just search for Glasnevin App in i-tunes or the Google playstore to install. Please note there is a €5.00 fee to access the tour within the app.
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum is located next-door to the National Botanic Garden, approximately 3km north-west from the City Centre.
The Museum is open Monday to Sunday including Bank Holidays, from 10am-5pm (10am - 6pm during the summer months)
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|Address||Glasnevin Cemetery, Finglas Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 11, Ireland.|
|Phone||+ 353 01 882 6550|
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