Welcome to Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

Tower

Tower Special Offer

PLEASE NOTE THE MUSEUM IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  ALL TOURS AND EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.

Experience heritage at a height when you climb the O’Connell Tower.  The O’Connell Tower is Ireland’s tallest round tower, named after legendary statesman and cemetery founder, Daniel O’Connell. 

The monument stands at 55 metres or 180 feet. The staircase was painstakingly restored using the original plans from the 1800s.

Some highlights of the O’Connell Tower are:

  • A look at the ornate crypt that has been expertly restored - the resting place of O’Connell and some of his family members
  • An exhibition which delves into the history of O’Connell himself and the Tower - every block tells a story
  • Panoramic views of the sprawling grounds of the cemetery, the city of Dublin, Wicklow and the Irish Sea

The summit is within reach! There are 198 steps in total.

Buy an individual ticket or combi-pass which will get you onto one of our renowned tours. 

The Health and Safety Stuff

As you know, we live a world that is obsessed with health and safety, with that in mind we do have to put some restrictions on who can access the tower.

  • Under 8s not permitted, 8-12 year olds must be accompanied by an adult (1 adult to 1 child). 12-16 year olds must be accompanied by an adult 1 adult to max 3 children.
  • All visitors climb the tower at their own risk and should have a reasonable level of fitness.
  • All handbags, rucksacks and baggage must be left in the lockers provided.

Please acknowledge the following to continue with your purchase:
Some people may find the climb a little bit challenging so a reasonable level of fitness is required.  There are landings where you can stop along the way.

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Please acknowledge the following to continue with your purchase:
Some people may find the climb physically demanding so requires a reasonable level of fitness, and the ability to climb independently. PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU READ THE HEALTH AND SAFETY TERMS AND CONDITIONS IN FULL before you complete your booking as those not meeting age requirements won’t be allowed to climb the tower.
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