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Easter Revolutionary Tours

Easter Revolutionary Tours

Commemorate the Easter Rising in Glasnevin Cemetery

Friday 3rd April - Monday 6th April Easter 2015

"At 11.45am on Easter Monday 1916 my great-grandfather William Oman sounded the bugle at Liberty Hall for Irishmen and women to 'fall in' and prepare to take over Dublin. That simple act was the precusor to a monumental event in Irish history. He would be under the command of Capt. Seán Connolly and took part in the takeover of Dublin City Hall. Within hours Connolly would be the first rebel to die in the rebellion. William's brother George fought at the Imperial Hotel on O'Connell Street whilst their uncle Robert Oman fought at the Four Courts. William would also serve with the rebel garrisons at Jacob's Factory, where he acted as aide-de-camp to Thomas MacDonagh who was subsequently executed. He finished out the rebellion in the College of Surgeons under the command of Michael Mallin and Countess Markievicz. Mallin was also executed while Markievicz would later become the first ever female MP.

I feel honoured and priviledged to recall the stories of that fateful week in 1916 and to bring to life Glasnevin Cemetery's remarkable connection to it. When William died in the same year as the 60th anniversary of the rebellion he was buired in Glasnevin Cemetery, where he still rests among the other patriots of the 1916 Easter Rising".

Niall Oman, Glasnevin Tour Guide.


Ninety-nine years ago on the streets of Dublin seven men marched a small army of Irish men and women to the steps of the GPO. Together they launched a revolution in pursuit of a common vision that Ireland might be free. This dream was an age-old one passed from generation to generation. The United Irishmen gave it substance; Wolfe Tone defined it; Emmett, the Young Irelanders and the Fenians strove to achieve it.

The battle of Easter 1916 raged for six days and nights, and resulted in the destruction of many parts of our fair city. Many who participated in Ireland's fight for independence were laid to rest here within the walls of Glasnevin Cemetery.

This Easter relive their stories and pay homage at the gravesides of the heroes and heroines who changed our nation's course irrevocably.

1916 Tours last an hour and a half and visit the graves of Daniel O'Connell, Charles Stewart Parnell, Éamon DeValera, Michael Collins, Harry Boland, Countess Markievicz and many more. Tours also include a re-enactments of Padraig Pearse's oration at the graveside of Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa and a recollection of the surrender given by Nurse Elizabeth O'Farrell.

Daily Revolutionary Tours at 11.30am & 2.30pm during Easter, Friday 3rd April - Monday 6th April 2015. Booking Essential. 

Glasnevin Cemetery is also the location to the first official Easter Commemorations, beginning at 9.30am on Easter Sunday 5th April with the rising of the tricolour at the Siggerson Memorial. More here.

Museum Opening Times:

Closed until further notice.

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

How to book:

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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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