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O'Donovan Rossa State Event

Saturday 1st Aug 2015

The Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa funeral centenary state commemoration will take place on Saturday 1st August 2015, in Glasnevin Cemetery, in the presence of Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland. The event, which is being hosted by the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, will also be attended by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD.

1500 tickets in total were made available to the public since Friday July 17th, these allow entry into the public standing area adjacent to the Church and O'Connell Tower in the Cemetery. This viewing area will be fitted with large screens televising the event. You must have a valid ticket to access this area. Strictly one ticket per person. ID will be required. Please note these tickets are now all allocated.

A non ticketed public viewing area, with spaces for up to 5,000 people, will be accessible outside the Cemetery on the day for those who are unsuccessful in applying for tickets. This viewing area will be fitted with large screens televising the event. All Welcome.

Please note: Those travelling to the event should do so by public transport, as parking will not be available and road closures will be in place.

The event is the first of the State ceremonial events being held as part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme.The eventwill follow the proceedings of the original funeral of O'Donovan Rossa and will culminate with a wreath laying ceremony, the firing of a volley of shots, the raising of the National Flag and the National Anthem. 

The funeral of O'Donovan Rossa, and Pádraig Pearse's graveside oration, was a pivotal event in the lead up to the 1916 Rising. The funeral organising committee encompassed all strains of political nationalism, as well as cultural nationalism, the labour movement, Cumann na mBan and others. The funeral brought together the seven signatories of the Irish Proclamation and many of those who went on to take part in the 1916 Rising were also present at the funeral.

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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