Welcome to Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

Dead Interesting Tour

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.

⭐️Special 'Drawing Day' Tour on Saturday, May 18th⭐️

We are giving a nod to National Drawing Day on Saturday, May 18th.  The initiative aims to open up art to all and it is a nationwide event.  To celebrate the day itself here in Glasnevin Cemetery, we will be putting an added focus on the beautiful architecture and sculpture found in abundance throughout the site on our Dead Interesting tour.  Glasnevin Cemetery is home to countless intricate monuments and the largest collection of Celtic crosses in the world.  Although this event is a tour, for those among you who are quite creative, there will be plenty on offer to sketch or photograph as you wander through Ireland's largest cemetery with your guide.

Some highlights on the day will include a look at the following monuments:

  • The Sigierson Monument which is dedicated to the leaders of the 1916 Rising
  • The story behind the burial site of actor Barry Sullivan and the statue which depicts him in the character of Hamlet
  • The stunning monument to Sir John Gray

We will also be giving any attendees on the Drawing Day Dead Interesting tour a complimentary copy of the book, 'Glasnevin Celtic Crosses - A Selection', by Peter Harbison.

You will learn of its sculpture, symbolism, architecture, art, sporting heroes, natural life and much more. With lesser known stories of extraordinary lives and extraordinary events this is a tour that is for both the well acquainted with the cemetery and those who have never visited before, the secret history of Ireland’s most well known cemetery.

  • The man who opened Sydney Harbour Bridge – when he wasn’t meant to
  • The woman who died once and was buried twice
  • The vault that held secrets during the War of Independence
  • The stones and monuments that make Glasnevin Ireland’s outdoor Art Gallery


Your ticket also includes many other benefits:

  • 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 cafe

If you are visiting as a family, please be sure to check our family ticket options for the best value before booking.

We advise that you arrive at the museum reception at least 15 minutes before the start of your Tour. Please note, tour duration is at least 90 minutes. For group bookings (more than 11 in your group), contact us instead to avail of reduced group rates.

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Museum Opening Times:

Monday to Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays: 10:00am - 6:00pm

*Extended hours and additional tours will run from June 29th onwards*

How to book:

The best and quickest way to get your place booked in: 

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When you get to the ticket page, you will see a selection of the different tickets we offer. Simply select the appropriate ticket from this selection and complete the booking process.

For booking enquiries (groups of 11 or more):

Discuss your group booking with our Bookings Coordinator:
+353 1 882 6570


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