Welcome to Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

Our educational programmes are not just aimed at primary and secondary students: throughout the year Glasnevin Cemetery Museum presents a wide range of other activities for learners of all ages, including:

  • Lectures (see our Winter lecture series, announced in the New Year). 
  • Debates
  • Re-enactments
  • Seminars
  • Genealogy workshops
  • Exhibitions
  • Specialist tours to match your groups' needs
  • Family history research 

Tour-Guiding programme for Adults

Visit Glasnevin Cemetery Museum over two days and explore the skills of a tour guide. Here you will work closely with one of our experienced tour guides to learn the importance of tourism to the economy, the golden rules of customer service and how to engage your visitors in the past! Participants will develop the skills of research, writing and public speaking, while exploring the history of 19th and 20th century Ireland. The first visit is the training portion of the programme, and on the second visit each participant steps into the shoes of the tour guide and performs, informs and entertains. This programme is informative and engaging and features as part of many third level groups studying heritage/tourism and communication.

Private Group Tours

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum offers a variety of walking tours for pre-booked private tours for groups of 15 or more. For those with a keen interest in a specific area or for return visitors who would like to experience more of the stories and characters sealed in Glasnevin's grassy acres these tours offer a Fresh, often unheard perspective.

Group Booking Enquiries

Please see below a selection of the tours we can offer:

Glasnevin: Dublin's Garden Cemetery Tour - Did you know that Glasnevin Cemetery is a 'garden cemetery'? It opened in 1832 in an age when cemeteries were being landscaped and designed as places of remembrance and contemplation. This unique tour will explore the elaborate natural heritage of Glasnevin Cemetery, along with some of the stories associated with the oldest sections of Ireland's largest and most famous cemetery.

1916 Rising Tour - Guided tours of the graves of combatants and civilians involved in, and affected by the 1916 Rising, telling the story of the dramatic events that shaped Ireland as we know it today.

Women's Tour - Celebrate the famous women of Glasnevin Cemetery; from rebels to romantics, suffragettes to abject suffering, artists, heroines and trailblazers. 

Literary/Cultural Tour - Take a tour in the footsteps of some of the literary and cultural figures resting within the walls of Glasnevin Cemetery, featuring writers, artists and musicians both famous and forgotten. 

Joycean Tour - From the heart of the Hibernian Necropolis take a tour through the life and imagination of James Joyce: from the Hades chapter of Ulysses to the final resting place of his parents.

Labour Tour - Visit the Graves of those who fought for change and helped achieve the social reforms that introduced so many of the rights and privileges that we enjoy today.

Military History Tour - Glasnevin Combatants range from those who fought with Wellington in the Napoleonic campaigns through to the trenches of WW1. Figures that fought in the Civil Wars of America, Spain and not least Ireland. Some who returned to a hero's welcome and other's to obscurity. 

Shared History Tour - The Ulster Covenant, The First World War, The Easter Rising and The War of Independence have all been pivotal events in Ireland's History. From Royal Engineers and Irish Guardsmen to Irish Volunteers and Statesmen, this tour seeks to explore the lives of those involved in these events. 

Please note the above is not an exhaustive list. New research and discoveries are always underway at Glasnevin and we are happy to tailor tours to more specific individual requests where possible. 

Booking with at least two weeks' notice is essential for any group that wishes to take one of the above tours. For more information or to book a tour please contact booking@glasnevintrust.ie or call +353 (0)1 882 6577


For further information on the education programmes at Glasnevin and how they can be adapted to suit your needs, please contact our Education Department at education@glasnevintrust.ie or call +353 (0)1 882 6550. 

Museum Opening Times:

Monday to Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays: 10:00am - 6:00pm

*Extended hours and additional tours will run from June 29th onwards*

How to book:

The best and quickest way to get your place booked in: 

Click here

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.

For booking enquiries (groups of 11 or more):

Discuss your group booking with our Bookings Coordinator:
+353 1 882 6570


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