CELEBRATING HISTORY, HERITAGE AND CULTURE - JOIN THIS INTRIQUING JOURNEY THROUGH IRELAND'S PAST.
Located just 2.5km from Dublin’s city centre, Glasnevin Cemetery covers 124 acres of glorious parkland with plenty to appreciate – perfect for those interested in exploring the legacies of Ireland’s heroes.
A hauntingly gorgeous Victorian Garden cemetery each guide is passionate about sharing their love of heritage and history, telling the stories of Ireland’s complex and fascinating history through daily walking tours turning a learning experience into a period of magic with a careful balance of passion, sensitivity and even fun.
Awarded Best Cultural Experience in Ireland at the Irish Tourism Industry Awards, Glasnevin is now one of Ireland’s most popular visitor attractions and is firmly established on the list of best things to do in Dublin. Tripadvisor frequently lists it at number 1 highlighting Glasnevin as a cemetery of historic importance.
The story of modern Ireland is told through interactive exhibitions, dramatic re-enactments and daily walking tours. Visitors learn about the harsh realities of life in Dublin, hear about gravediggers and grave robbers, cholera epidemics, and world wars. Since 1832, 1.5 million people have been interred in Glasnevin.
This is a history lesson made fun and memorable by guides who know their stuff, with plenty of wit to spare. Be prepared to enjoy yourself.
Read the Reviews on TripAdvisor
Did you know there are over 1.5 million people buried in Glasnevin Cemetery? Delving into this rich resource the museum captivates the curious through special events, tours, re-enactments, orations, lectures, festivals, commemorations, exhibitions and poetry readings, bringing legend to life in dramatic fashion. With all records online, you can even start your ancestry search here.
Join a fascinating tour of Glasnevin - open 7 days - and read the reviews on TripAdvisor. With a café, shop, genealogy department, garden walks, link to National Botanic Gardens, and regular events, there is plenty to see and do.
Purchase the new Self-Guiding App
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Dublin, now has a new self-guide app. It is available in French, German, Spanish & English, and includes information on 21 graves of special note, so you can go at your pace. You can also hear the stories of Irish greats - Daniel O’Connell, Michael Collins + France Ireland Memorial. Available from the App Store & Google Play for €4.99.
- 1st prize winner of Ireland's Best Cultural Experience at the Irish Tourism Industry Awards
- Winner of TripAdvisors Traveller's Choice Award
- Winner of TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015
By Car: Take the R108 from City centre to Phibsboro and on to Finglas Road, or exit M50 at J5.
By Bus: Reach Glasnevin by the City Sightseeing hop-on, hop-off bus which goes every 30 minutes (from Guinness Storehouse). Dublin buses 140 and 40 from O'Connell Street will take you there too.