Welcome to the website of Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

After or before visiting our museum, join our famous tours taking place daily.

Daily Public Tours

Led by a team of experienced guides, the General History Tour or Dead Interesting Glasnevin tour gives a valuable insight into this unique Victorian burial place and into the final resting place of the men and women who have helped shape Ireland's past and present.

Book Tickets

The now famous speech delivered by Patrick Pearse at the grave of Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa on 1st August, 1915, is re-enacted daily at 2.30pm by an actor dressed as Pearse in full uniform.

Group Private Tours

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum offers a variety of walking tours for pre-booked private tours for groups of 15 or more. For those with a keen interest in a specific area or for return visitors who would like to experience more of the stories and characters sealed in Glasnevin's grassy acres these tours offer a Fresh, often unheard perspective. Please see below a selection of the tours we can offer:

Glasnevin: Dublin's Garden Cemetery Tour - Did you know that Glasnevin Cemetery is a 'garden cemetery'? It opened in 1832 in an age when cemeteries were being landscaped and designed as places of remembrance and contemplation. This unique tour will explore the elaborate natural heritage of Glasnevin Cemetery, along with some of the stories associated with the oldest sections of Ireland's largest and most famous cemetery.

1916 Rising Tour - Guided tours of the graves of combatants and civilians involved in, and affected by the 1916 Rising, telling the story of the dramatic events that shaped Ireland as we know it today.

Women's Tour - Celebrate the famous women of Glasnevin Cemetery; from rebels to romantics, suffragettes to abject suffering, artists, heroines and trailblazers. 

Literary/Cultural Tour - Take a tour in the footsteps of some of the literary and cultural figures resting within the walls of Glasnevin Cemetery, featuring writers, artists and musicians both famous and forgotten. 

Joycean Tour - From the heart of the Hibernian Necropolis take a tour through the life and imagination of James Joyce: from the Hades chapter of Ulysses to the final resting place of his parents.

Labour Tour - Visit the Graves of those who fought for change and helped achieve the social reforms that introduced so many of the rights and privileges that we enjoy today.

Military History Tour - Glasnevin Combatants range from those who fought with Wellington in the Napoleonic campaigns through to the trenches of WW1. Figures that fought in the Civil Wars of America, Spain and not least Ireland. Some who returned to a hero's welcome and other's to obscurity. 

Shared History Tour - The Ulster Covenant, The First World War, The Easter Rising and The War of Independence have all been pivotal events in Ireland's History. From Royal Engineers and Irish Guardsmen to Irish Volunteers and Statesmen, this tour seeks to explore the lives of those involved in these events. 

Please note the above is not an exhaustive list. New research and discoveries are always underway at Glasnevin and we are happy to tailor tours to more specific individual requests where possible. 

Booking with at least two weeks' notice is essential for any group that wishes to take one of the above tours. For more information or to book a tour please contact booking@glasnevintrust.ie or call +353 (0)1 882 6577

Museum Opening Times:

Monday to Sunday inc Bank Holidays

Daily Public Tours:

General History Tour 

Daily at 11.30am & 2.30pm

Dead Interesting Tour

From January 2018: Saturday & Sunday at 1pm 


Glasnevin Cemetery
Finglas Road
Dublin 11

Tel: +353 (0)1 882 6550 | Email: info@glasnevintrust.ie

Book Tickets

TripAdvisor Reviews