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.
Open Year Round
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)
Dead Interesting or General History Tours
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
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
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.
ACCOLADES & AWARDS
At the Four Courts take R108, Glasnevin is on the right. Or exit M50 at J5
Finglas Road, Dublin 11, Ireland
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