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 Glasnevin is one of Ireland’s most popular visitor attractions and is firmly established on the list of best things to do in Dublin, 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. Celebrating history, heritage and culture join this intriguing journey through Ireland’s past.
Daily Public Tour times:
Additional tours at peak times –
please check website for details
General History Tour
11.30h & 14:30h
Dead Interesting Tour
Weekends at 13.00h (January & February 2017)
Daily at 13.00h (March – September 2017)
Re-enactment 14:30h daily