Welcome to Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

Annual Easter Commemorations

Remembering 1916

The first official Commemoration of the Easter Rising begins at 9.30am at Glasnevin Cemetery on Easter Sunday with the raising of the tri colour and the laying of wreaths at the Sigerson Memorial, a monument to the men and women who fell during Easter Week 1916.

This is followed by the laying of wreaths at the grave of Edward Hollywood, the weaver who made the first Irish tricolour.  This new flag, inspired by the French tricolour was brought to Ireland by an Irish delegation that had travelled to Paris to congratulate the new Second French Republican government.

The Commemorations conclude with a wreath-laying at the graveside of Peader Kearney, a republican, who wrote the lyrics to The Soldiers' Song later adopted as the Irish national anthem (Amhrán na bhFiann)

All Welcome.

Sigerson Monument - 9.35am 

  • Reflection/address
  • Ceremonial order to include Wreath Laying and Raising of National Flag

Grave of Edward Hollywood - 10.00am

  • Piper's Lament
  • Wreath Laying

Grave of Peadar Kearney - 10.15am

  • Piper's Lament
  • Wreath Laying 
  • National Anthem

Ends - 10.30am

Museum Opening Times:

Closed until further notice.

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

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

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