Glasnevin Museum and Cemetery with Tour Guide
Activity Type: Guided walking tour of the cemetery and self guided visit to the Museum
Opening Hours: Opening hours: 10 – 1700 Daily Mon to Sun/Bank Hol (30th May to 31st Aug 2015)
Event Time: Tours daily on the hour from 1030 to 1530
Re-enactment at 1430 hrs
Prices: Adults €12.00; Seniors, Students, Children (Under 5’s free) €8.00; Family ticket: €25.00
Prices includes: Full guided tour, entrance to museum and exhibitions area, re-enactment, genealogy voucher worth €5.00 and 10% discount in the Tower Café
Languages Available: English
Since 1828, more than 1.5 million people have been interred in Glasnevin - rich and famous, paupers and politicians, artists, warriors and heroes, all resting side by side in this renowned Victorian Garden Cemetery.
Both the award-winning museum and the guided tours chart the fascinating history of this hallowed place, telling the stories of grave diggers and grave robbers, cholera epidemics, and world wars.
Glasnevin Museum proudly tells the story of modern Ireland through interactive exhibitions, dramatic re-enactments, lectures and daily walking tours visiting many of the renowned figures that shaped the country we live in today including Charles Stewart Parnell, Eamon De Valera, Michael Collins, Constance Markievicz, Michael Cusack, Brendan Behan and Luke Kelly and Daniel O’ Connell. This is a unique opportunity to gain an understanding of Ireland’s complex and fascinating history.
Here the social, political and historical timeline of this great city is carved in stone and Glasnevin is home to the largest collection of Celtic crosses in the world. A visit inside Daniel O’Connell’s Celtic Romantic designed Crypt and iconic tower, the tallest in Ireland, forms part of the tour. There is also a genealogy research area, where access to the extensive online records can be accessed. The museum shop, home to a terrific collection of Irish crafts, jewellery, mementos, historical books, and other interesting gift items, is gaining attention from the local community. The Tower Café is open daily and is fast becoming a popular coffee stop for locals. A pedestrian gateway between the world famous National Botanic Gardens and the Cemetery is open making it the second largest green space in Dublin with over 200 acres of mature parkland, and home to the largest collection of protected structures in the State.
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Parking available onsite and public roads, fees apply
Bus services from O’Connell St. 140 and 40
Citysightseeing Blue Route every 30 minutes