1.5 million stories to tell

Visit Ireland’s largest cemetery, a grand and impressive Necropolis where over 1.5m people are interred.
Located 2.5km from Dublin city centre this Victorian garden cemetery covers 124 acres of parkland. 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 – this original tour takes in the graves of those who shaped the course of Irish History. Visit the graves of Ireland’s heroes and hear stories of the rogues and the rebels, the famous and the infamous, the gravediggers and the grave robbers!

• ‘Dead Interesting’ Tour – this tour takes in an alternative view of the varied heritage that Ireland’s largest cemetery holds and the history within its walls. Hear the quirky stories of Dublin’s lesser known personalities, such as Maria Higgins, the woman who died once but was buried twice!

O’Connell Tower – now open to visitors!
• O’Connell Tower – Climb the 180ft (55m) tower, the largest in Ireland and take in the exhibit. 198 steps to breath-taking views. 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. (Please note that there are age restrictions).

The informative and interactive museum houses the ‘City of the Dead’ exhibition, the ‘1916 Rising’ exhibition, an interactive timeline, a café and a shop. Over 1.6 million records have also been digitised and a dedicated genealogist is on hand to help trace your ancestors.

Celebrating history, heritage and culture, join this intriguing journey through Ireland’s past.

    • Ireland’s largest cemetery – the guardian and gatekeeper of over 1.5 million souls
    • Fascinating & fun guided walking tours and re-enactments visiting the graves of the renowned figures that shaped modern Ireland
    • Visit the Daniel O’Connell crypt
    • See the iconic round tower, the tallest in Ireland
    • Pedestrian gateway to National Botanic Gardens
    • Climb the newly opened O’Connell Tower – 198 steps to breath-taking views
    • Research your ancestors with their dedicated Genealogist
Open Year Round

Open Year Round

Daily: 10:00 – 18:00 during Summer months and at weekends and Bank Holidays during the Winter.
Mon – Fri (Winter): 10:00 – 17:00
General History Tour – 11:30 & 14:30 daily
‘Dead Interesting’ Tour – 13:00 (Saturdays, Sundays and Bank holidays only)
Re-enactment – daily oration of Pearse’s famous speech at the graves of O’ Donovan Rossa – 14:30 daily
O’ Connell Tower – open daily 10:00 – 17:00
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).

Closed: December 25 & 26 and January 1

Visit duration: Guided tour takes 90 minutes. Allow extra time to enjoy the other facilities including museum.

(Please note that Glasnevin is a working cemetery)

Admission Prices 2019

Dead Interesting or General History Tours
Adult: €13.50
Senior (aged 60+): €10.20
Student (with valid ID): €10.20
Child (aged 6-15): €10.20
Child (under 5): Free
Family (2 adults & 2 children): €30.00

O’ Connell Tower 
Adult: €9.20
Senior (Aged 60+): €6.20
Student (with valid ID): €6:20
Child (8-15): €6.20
Family (2 adults & 2 children over 8): €21.50

Useful Information

Check out their range of facilities, services, accessibility, and other useful information.

LANGUAGES: 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.

DINING / REFRESHMENTS: The Tower Café serves light lunches, snacks, cakes & hot drinks. Full licence.

SHOPPING: Gift shop selling Irish literature, Arts & Crafts Books / Media, Gifts Collectables, Irish Craft Stationery and lots more.

PARKING: Paid car parking adjacent to the attraction. Free coach parking on-site.

ACCESSIBILITY: The Glasnevin Cemetery Museum is fully wheelchair accessible with accessible toilets. The O’Connell Crypt is not accessible as it has approximately 10 steps.


  • Winner of TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Award 2018
  • Winner of TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014 – 2018
  • Winner Best Cultural Experience in Ireland at Irish Tourism Industry Awards 2015
  • Documentary One Million Dubliners won Best Film at Galway Film Fleadh, 2014; Best Documentary Irish Times 2014, and Boston Film Festival 2014
  • Internationally renowned Thea Award for outstanding achievement in  2011
  • Best International Museum at the Museum and Heritage Awards in London, 2011
Getting There

At the Four Courts take R108, Glasnevin is on the right. Or exit M50 at J5

Map Location: 53.372621, -6.276828
Contact Glasnevin Cemetery Museum and Guided Tours

Finglas Road, Dublin 11, Ireland

Eircode: D11 H2TH
T: +353 (0)1 882 6550
E: museum@glasnevintrust.ie
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