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Patrick Pearse Oration Re-enactment

Witness Irish History

"The Fools, the Fools, the Fools! - they have left us our Fenian dead - And while Ireland holds these graves, Ireland unfree shall never be at peace."

In 2015, Glasnevin Cemetery Museum continued their series of re-enactments and orations of famous Irish patriots. Dramatic re-enactments bring legend to life featuring the orations and words of the famous. The now famous speech delivered by Patrick Pearse at the grave of Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa on 1st August, 1915, is being re-enacted daily at 2.30pm by an actor dressed as Pearse in full uniform.

Daily on the 2.30pm General History Tour - Choose 2.30pm Time when booking your tickets.

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In August 2015 we marked the 100th year anniversary of the death of prominent Fenian, Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa. His funeral, which took place on the 1st August 1915 saw an unknown man step forward from the crowd and make a graveside oration which would influence a nation. This would rouse Irish republican feeling and would be a significant element in the lead-up to the Easter Rising of 1916. That man was Patrick Pearse.

All re-enactments at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum are kindly supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

Museum Opening Times:

Monday to Sunday inc Bank Holidays

Daily Public Tours:

General History Tour 

Daily at 11.30am & 2.30pm

Dead Interesting Tour

From January 2018: Saturday & Sunday at 1pm 


Glasnevin Cemetery
Finglas Road
Dublin 11

Tel: +353 (0)1 882 6550 | Email: info@glasnevintrust.ie

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