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Glasnevin Cemetery Guided Walking Tour

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Glasnevin Cemetery, Finglas Road, Glasnevin, Dublin,
T: +353(0)18826550
E: museum@glasnevintrust.ie

The tour visits the final resting place of Daniel O'Connell, Ireland's 'Liberator' from the penal laws; Michael Collins, Freedom Fighter and Minister for Finance in the first Dail; Eamon DeValera, 1916 veteran, 7 times Taoiseach.

Since 1828, more than 1.5 million people have been interred in Glasnevin - rich and famous, paupers and politicians, artists, warriors and heroes, all resting side by side in this renowned Victorian Garden Cemetery. Established by Daniel O’Connell as a place where people of “all religions and none” could bury their dead with dignity; the cemetery has grown to become a national monument and is a vital part of the Irish Heritage story.

Tours: Key to Glasnevin’s success is the popularity of the tour guides whose enthusiasm is compelling. Brimming with banter and charm each tour guide is passionate about sharing their love of heritage and history. There is inspiration around every corner and at every grave, and with one and a half million stories buried in Glasnevin, there’s no shortage of tales to tell.

General History Tours- Daily at 11:30, 13:30 and 14:30 (12:30 extra tour at the weekend)

Interactive exhibitions, dramatic re-enactments and daily walking tours visiting many of the renowned figures that shaped Ireland including Charles Stewart Parnell, Roger Casement, Eamon De Valera, Michael Collins, Constance Markievicz, Brendan Behan, Luke Kelly and Daniel O'Connell. An unique opportunity to gain an understanding of Ireland's complex and fascinating history. Visit inside Daniel O'Connell's Celtic Romantic designed Crypt and iconic tower, the tallest in Ireland, forms part of the tour.

1916 Rising Tour - Daily at 09:30, 15:00 and 16:00
The battle of Easter 1916 raged for six days and nights, and resulted in the destruction of many part of the city. Many who participated in Ireland's fight for independence were laid to rest here within the walls of Glasnevin Cemetery. Visit the graves of Eamon DeValera, Michael Collins, Harry Boland, Countess Markievicz and many more. The afternoon tours also include a re-enactment of Patrick Pearse's oration at the graveside of Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa and a recollection of the surrender given by Nurse Elizabeth O'Farrell

Trace Your Ancestors
A genealogy research area, where access to the extensive online records can be accessed is a must for those researching their ancestry.

Shop
Visit the museum shop, home to a beautiful collection of Irish crafts, jewellery, mementos, historical books, and other interesting gifts.

1916 Exhibition
The majority of those killed during the 1916 Easter Rising are buried in Glasnevin Cemetery. Here we hold the stories of those who participated in and witnessed this defining moment in Irish history, from Volunteers to Fusiliers and everyone in between. Starting this year special 1916 tours of the cemetery will take place telling the story of Easter week through the lives of those ordinary and extraordinary figures buried here.

TOWER CAFÉ
All freshly made cakes, scones, salads and artisan sandwiches are prepared on a daily basis and what better way to end a visit to the museum with a fresh bite to eat, cup of coffee or a sweet treat.