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Education

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum offers exciting and engaging education programmes for students of all ages. The tours of the cemetery link closely with the primary and secondary history curricula and can be adapted to suit your students' needs. If you would like to inquire about a school visit please submit a query below or call 01 882 6550.

A school visit to Glasnevin Cemetery consists of a guided tour of the cemetery, a self guided visit to the museum, and an exciting education pack. Our aim is to capture the imagination and send your class away inspired! 

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Transition Year Tour Guiding Programme

Transition Year Tour Guiding Programme

Our one of a kind Transition Year Tour Guiding Programme is designed to give students an experience of the real life world of tour guiding. Students have the opportunity to develop skills in research and public speaking while building self-confidence.  

On the first visit : the students are given a demonstration by one of Glasnevin Cemetery Museum's tour guides on the tourism industry, the golden rules of customer service and the skills needed to research and deliver a tour.

On the second visit : the students step into the shoes of the tour guide and present to their class at the grave of a historical figure. A certificate is presented to all who complete the Tour Guiding Programme. 

This programme can be adapted for other groups on request.

Cost is €8, two visits inclusive. Complimentary admission for one leader per ten visiting students.  

Educational History Tour

Transition Year

Our renowned history tour gives students the opportunity to explore the diversity of Irish life since 1800, through the stories of the famous (and not so famous) people who are buried here. 

  • Learning packs are sent in advance of your visit
  • Students gain a deeper understanding of events and personalities from The Decade of Centenaries
  • Tours are tailored to the needs of your class - and some tours are available in Irish
  • Cross curricular tours available
  • Examine interesting artefacts and interactive exhibits
  • Cost €6.50 per student 

WW1 Tour with Handling Session

WW1 Tour with Handling Session

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum also offers a First World War tour with handling session for primary and secondary school students. Following the First World War tour of the cemetery, students will have the opportunity to hold, comment on and ask questions about objects from the period 1914-1918.

  • WWI tour and pack €6.50 per student
  • WWI tour, pack and handling session €8.50 per student

100 years on examine the experiences of soldiers in WW1 and the return of the troops

 

TY Genealogy Workshop

TY

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum offers TY students the opportunity to delve into family history and learn the skills of a genealogist.  Students will visit Glasnevin Museum where our resident genealogist will guide them through an on-site workshop. Using a range of methodologies including demonstrations, group-work and field-work, students will explore the main principles of genealogy and develop their research skills and knowledge. Teachers will receive a pack and lesson plans to aid the research process back in the classroom. Each student that completes the programme will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

Onsite visit/workshop - €8 per student

 

Speechmaking Workshop

Speechmaking Workshop

Taking the oration given by Patrick Pearse at the funeral of Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa in August 1915 and drawing on the inspiration his words gave to those present at the graveside, Glasnevin Cemetery Museum is offering a speechmaking tour for students from 5th class to 2nd year.

Students will learn about the people buried at Glasnevin Cemetery who have had  a positive impact  on society through politics art, literature, music or engineering and present speeches on the ideals of  these historical figures during their visit to Glasnevin. This programme incorporates elements of the English and history curriculum.

Cost is €6.50 per student.

Geography Tour

Geography Tour

A geography tour is now available for primary school groups visiting the cemetery. This tour includes student activities and has been developed  using the SESE Geography Curriculum. Students will learn about the main rock types used in the headstones of the cemetery, weathering processes and the social geography of Glasnevin Cemetery.

Cost is €6.50 per student.

 

 

 

GPO and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum 

GPO

Looking to delve deeper into Ireland's history?

Take your students on a trip through major events in Irish history and visit two iconic sites. The GPO Museum is a highly interactive and immersive museum and links closely to both the primary and secondary school curricula. Explore the events of Easter week through personal stories, eyewitness accounts and historical artefacts.

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum is the largest cemetery in Ireland and the final resting place of many of the men and women who have shaped Irish history over the last two centuries. Our tour links with many of the narratives that students will explore in the GPO and a visit to the two sites is an experience that your students won't forget.

Croke Park and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

CrokePark

Bring your class on a visit to Croke Park stadium and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum - Two sites connected in remembering the past and working to educate the future. Croke Park stadium played host to some of the most significant and influential events in Irish history, events that have helped to shape a nation and its people.

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum offers a journey through Ireland's past - From historical figures to ordinary people, divided by different pasts but united in their extra ordinary stories. Witness Ireland's history carved in stone.

  • Just a mile apart and located in Dublin's historical north inner city
  • Call bookings (0)1 882 6577 or email booking@glasnevintrust.ie
  • Cost is €15.50 per student to visit both sites

Re-enactments

At Glasnevin Cemetery Museum students can relive the momentous events that helped to shape our nation.

Special re-enactments can be booked in addition to school tours. These include:

  • Patrick Pearse's graveside oration at Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa's funeral.     
  • James Larkin's famous speech in front of the gates at Mountjoy Prison.
  • Nurse Elizabeth O'Farrell's recollections of the surrender of the 1916 Easter Rising.

Museum Opening Times:

Monday to Sunday inc Bank Holidays
10am-5pm

Daily Public Tours:

General History Tour 

Daily at 11.30am & 2.30pm

Dead Interesting Tour

From January 2018: Saturday & Sunday at 1pm 

Contact:

Glasnevin Cemetery
Finglas Road
Glasnevin
Dublin 11

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

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