MUSEUM AND CEMETERY TOUR THAT TELLS THE STORY OF MODERN IRELAND
It might surprise you that a cemetery museum and tour would be so popular - but it is excellent and was a winner of TripAdvisor's Traveller choice award in 2013, and listed in the top 3 Dublin attractions.
Glasnevin Museum proudly tells the story of modern Ireland through interactive exhibitions and engaging cemetery tours. As natural born story tellers, their tour guides' enthusiasm is infectious - they transport you to another time, reliving the tales of the great Irish icons who shaped modern Ireland including Collins, de Valera, Parnell, 'Big Jim' Larkin, Countess Markievicz and Brendan Behan, all now resting peacefully together. Learn about the harsh realities of life in Dublin, eavesdrop on the stories of former gravediggers, touch the casket of Daniel O'Connell, or simply ponder the fascinating lives of those who walked these streets before us.
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.
- 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.