Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum & Tour proudly tells the story of modern Ireland through interactive exhibitions, re-enactments, and an engaging cemetery tours led by personable, well informed guides. 

Open Year Round.

No Booking or Payment Card Fees. Tickets Valid for 365 days - use at leisure.


Glasnevin, Dublin 11 (See Map Below)


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. 

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Ireland's History - Carved in Stone

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum is both the Guardian and Storyteller for more than 1.5 Million people.

From the ordinary to the truly extraordinary, these people helped shape the Ireland of today. The Cemetery and Museum shares their stories and times with you.

You can take a tour  
through the cemetery, visit 
the museum or begin a genealogy search for your 
family history.

Always Check Opening Times

The opening times on this website are as provided to us.These can change. It is ALWAYS advisable to check open days and times directly with the attraction before you visit.

Visitor Information

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum & Tour
Finglas Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 11
T. +353 (0)1 882 6550

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Includes Museum & Tour
AND SPECIAL RATES FOR SENIORS, Students, KIDS AND FAMILIES. Tickets valid for 365 days from purchase
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Open Year Round 

Monday to Friday: 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays:  10:00 - 18:00

Monday to Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00

Christmas: Open on Monday, December 24, 10:00 to 13:00 (11:30 General History Tour running only). Closed: December 25 & 26 and January 1

Glasnevin offers a range of excellent and interesting tours, well worth taking in. These include:

  • A General History Tour -  this original tour takes in the graves of those who shaped the course of Irish History.
  • A 'Dead Interesting Tour' - this tour offers an alternative view of the varied heritage that Ireland's largest cemetery holds.

Climb the O'Connell Tower
For the first time in over 45 year you can now climb the O’Connell Tower – Ireland’s tallest round tower.  As you pass through the ornate crypt of Daniel O’Connell, you begin the journey to the top of the monument built in his honour. After a comprehensive restoration programme, the staircase in the tower is now accessible, complete with an exhibition about the legendary figure himself and the fascinating history of the tower. Once at the top, you will enjoy 360 degree panoramic views of the sprawling grounds of the cemetery, the city of Dublin, Wicklow and the Irish Sea. 

Tower opening hours: 10:00 - 17:00 daily

Please enquire at the museum reception for booking information and admission rates or visit the Glasnevin Cemetery Museum website. 

Important:  Because Tour  Times, Themes and Reenactments can change month to month, we strongly advise you visit their website for the latest updates. 
Pre-booking advised. Public guided tours held regularly every day (private tours available on request). 

Last admission: one hour before closing time.

Approx Visit Duration: 80 minutes but allow 15 minutes for the museum and time for coffee!


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Tickets are guaranteed best value and are valid for 365 days from the date of purchase - for use during attraction opening dates and times.



Leaflets available in French and German.


Tower Café (seats 70-80) has an extensive menu including breakfasts, lunches, kiddies meals, snacks, desserts, teas, coffee and cold drinks. 


Gift Shop with books, Irish giftware, historical items and more. 


Public roadside parking outside; and car parking on-site (fee required). Free coach parking on-site.


Wheelchair accessible with accessible toilet. The only part which is not fully accessible is the Daniel O'Connell Crypt and the Tower.  


Winners of TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice award 2018, and TripAdvisor’s Hall of Fame award having received the Certificate of Excellence every year for the past 5 years.

Note: Opening times may be subject to change and attraction website and contact details will be on your ticket for any updates. 

Partially indoor Family Friendly Wheelchair access (partial) Restaurant Tea Rooms / Coffee Shop Car Parking at Attraction Coach Parking at Attraction Guided Tours Assistance / Guide Dogs Permitted Gift Shop Free WIFI
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