Glasnevin Trust is a registered charity. We are not run by a local authority. The Trust is the largest provider of funeral services in Ireland, operating five cemeteries throughout Dublin. We provide a holistic service to the bereaved; burials, cremations, funeral services, post-funeral receptions, monuments and florist.
The first cemetery opened in Goldenbridge in 1828. This was followed four years later by Glasnevin Cemetery which evolved to become the Ireland's national cemetery which now covers an area of 124 acres with over 1.5 million people laid to rest within its walls. The cemetery has been beautifully restored and sympathetically designed to enhance the natural beauty of Ireland's largest cemetery. Throughout the late 19th and early 20th century, Glasnevin Cemetery became the resting place of some of the most well-known figures in Irish history such as: Daniel O'Connell, Charles Stewart Parnell, Michael Collins, Éamon de Valera and Constance Markievicz to name but a few. Glasnevin Cemetery Museum was opened in 2010 offering guided tours, exhibitions and a genealogy service. Glasnevin Trust has also opened sites across Dublin at: Palmerstown (D20), Newlands Cross (D24) and Dardistown (Co. Dublin). For further information about Glasnevin Trust, download the brochure below or you can visit our dedicated website
Our Museum is operated by Glasnevin Trust, a not for profit organisation (Charity Number 5849). The funds generated from fundraising are used for a variety of projects including; maintaining our group of cemeteries to the standard expected by our visitors, renovation of old graves and headstones, restoration of old structures such as the steps in the O'Connell Tower and much more.
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Museum Opening Times:
Monday - Friday - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday - 10:00am - 5:00pm
The Tower Café - Daily - 9:30am - 5:00pm
How to book:
The best and quickest way to get your place booked in:
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.
We offer special concession rates for service users. Accompanying carers receive complimentary admission. Please contact 01 882 6550 for further details.
For booking enquiries (groups of 11 or more):
Discuss your group booking with our Bookings Coordinator:
+353 1 882 6570