Glasnevin Cemetery was established by legendary Irish statesman Daniel O'Connell in 1832. Key figures from Irish history and culture have been laid to rest within these grounds such as: Michael Collins, Charles Stewart Parnell, Éamon de Valera, Countess Markievicz, Maud Gonne, Luke Kelly and Brendan Behan to name but a few. The site spans 124 acres, boasting a vast array of ornate sculptures, Celtic crosses and stunning flowers & trees.
A guided tour is the recommended way to get an insight into all of the above. Our guides are dedicated and knowledgeable. Their impeccable storytelling ability will ensure that you have a top class experience here even if you have little or no knowledge of Irish history.
Don't take our word for it - here is a Trip Advisor Review from July 2019.
"This is our second time doing this tour. It was as amazing as the first time. This cemetery is steeped in history! It has so many wonderful stories associated with it! The tour guides are excellent, knowledgeable & have wonderful personalities. Do not go to Dublin without doing this tour! It's a must!"
Our General History runs every day with additional times in summer (June - September). There is a re-enactment at 2:30pm daily of a speech made at the Glasnevin Cemetery in August 1915. This speech which was delivered by Pádraig Pearse is regarded as one of the most significant in Irish history.
For teachers, we offer 50% off this tour on Saturdays, you can book online or purchase at the desk, just bring ID with you.
At weekends and Bank Holidays, the Dead Interesting tour runs at 1:00pm. This tour is an alternative look at Glasnevin Cemetery. On this tour, you will learn about the social history of the cemetery, facts about the art and creators who made it and quirky stories from some of the lesser-known people who are buried here.
You can purchase a 'combi-ticket' for either the General History or Dead Interesting tour which entitles the holder to admission into the O'Connell Tower along with the tour itself.
We host special tours at Glasnevin Cemetery from time to time. Tours for International Women's Day, Bloomsday and to commemorate the Easter Rising are a few examples of what you can experience if you have a specialist interest. We also run family friendly tours during school holidays. Please visit out booking page to see what's on.
We offer an audio guide and map combination which enables you to explore a selection of the key graves in Glasnevin Cemetery at your own pace. The audio guide is available in: English, French, Spanish and German.
For those of you more comfortable with technology, we have an app which contains a self-guided tour option. This is available in: English, Irish French, Spanish and German. Just search for Glasnevin App in i-tunes or the Google playstore to install. Please note there is a €5.00 fee to access the tour within the app.
All tour tickets include admission to the museum, a complimentary credit to search our genealogy database and a 10% discount in the Tower Café.
Museum only admission is also available, see our What's On section to learn more.
Museum Opening Times:
Daily 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:
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