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Glasnevin General History Tour


    Tour operator: Glasnevin Cemetery Museum     1h 30m     Travel method: Other / Non-Travel     Region: Dublin

Since 1832, more than 1.6 million people have been interred in Glasnevin. Known locally as the ‘Dead Centre of Dublin’, Glasnevin Cemetery is a Victorian garden cemetery located just 2.5km from the city centre. Glasnevin is Ireland’s Necropolis, a place where people of all religions and none are laid to rest. All Human Life is Here. Engaging cemetery tours are delivered by knowledgeable guides who proudly tell the story of modern Ireland with a careful balance of passion, sensitivity, and fun! General History Tour, 11:30pm and 2:30pm dailyOur original General History tour takes in the most visited graves in the cemetery. Let your guide regale the tales of the colourful souls who shaped Irish history. Visit the most visited graves in the cemetery, such as the burial place of Michael Collins. Step into Daniel O’Connell’s Celtic Romantic designed Crypt, and see the tallest round tower in Ireland. Visit the Republican plot, the burial space of Dublin’s 19th Century poor and the graves of James Larkin, Maud Gonne, Constance Markievicz, Grace Gifford and many more famous figures. Absorb the tranquil atmosphere of the area as you stroll past headstones belonging to fascination and awe-inspiring individuals. Hear entertaining anecdotes surrounding the thieves, rebels, authors and politicians laid to rest in the cemetery, and then visit the museum to enrich your knowledge further. Discover Ireland’s history carved in stone!

Location: Glasnevin Cemetery, Finglas Road, Dublin 11.



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What is included

• Guided Tour with a professional guide
• Entry into the Museum and Exhibitions
• €5 worth of credits on arrival to redeem on our Online Genealogy
• €5 off the “Glasnevin: Ireland’s Necropolis ” book in Museum shop
• 10% discount in our Museum café
• Re-enactment of Pearse’s famous speech at the grave of O’Donovan Rossa at 2:30pm. (see website for seasonal availability)

What do I need to bring

Your booking confirmation, printed or online.





  Attention

Access to the O’Connell Tower is not included (available onsite for an extra fee)
It is advised that you arrive at the museum reception at least 15 minutes before the start of your tour. Please note, all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Please note that Glasnevin Cemetery is a working cemetery. While photography is permitted in the cemetery, visitors are requested to be respectful of their surroundings.


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Duration

90 minutes

What is included

• Guided Tour with a professional guide
• Entry into the Museum and Exhibitions
• €5 worth of credits on arrival to redeem on our Online Genealogy
• €5 off the “Glasnevin: Ireland’s Necropolis ” book in Museum shop
• 10% discount in our Museum café
• Re-enactment of Pearse’s famous speech at the grave of O’Donovan Rossa at 2:30pm. (see website for seasonal availability)

What do I need to bring

Your booking confirmation, printed or online.

Attention

Access to the O’Connell Tower is not included (available onsite for an extra fee)
It is advised that you arrive at the museum reception at least 15 minutes before the start of your tour. Please note, all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Please note that Glasnevin Cemetery is a working cemetery. While photography is permitted in the cemetery, visitors are requested to be respectful of their surroundings.