Welcome to Glasnevin Cemetery Museum



Signature Tours

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, our tours are not available.  We do have a virtual experience of the O'Connell Tower and the City of the Dead exhibition in the museum.  Please hit the button below to explore. 

Virtual Experience

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 on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and on Bank Holidays of a speech made at 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.

We offer special concession rates for service users.  Accompanying carers receive complimentary admission.  Please contact 01 882 6550 for further details.

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.

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Special Tours

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.

Booking Page

Self-Guided Options


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, Irish, French, Italian, 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. 

Museum only admission is also available, see our What's On section to learn more.


Museum Opening Times:

Closed until further notice.

The Tower Café - 10 am - 4 pm - daily. 

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.

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


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