Welcome to Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

Bealtaine 2018 Resized


Bealtaine is Ireland's national festival which uniquely celebrates the arts and creativity as we age. The festival is run by Age & Opportunity, the national organisation that promotes active and engaged living as we get older.  Established in 1995, Bealtaine is Ireland's largest co-operative festival and the world's first national celebration of creativity in older age, having inspired a number of international festivals such as Luminate in Scotland, Gwanwyn in Wales and others.  The Bealtaine Festival takes place each May.  The ancient festival of Bealtaine or Beltane (held on May 1), marked the midway point between the spring equinox and the summer solstice, and heralded the start of Summer. The word Bealtaine is still used in the Irish language and translates as the month of May.

Glasnevin Cemetery is hosting a Decade of Centinieries Tour as part of the Bealtaine line-up of events.  The tour will run at 12:30 pm on Friday, May 11th.

This specialist tour will take in some of the many famous residents that are buried in Glasnevin Cemetery with a bit of background to the place itself.  You will learn about some of the key figures in Irish history (and plenty more besides) such as:

  • Countess Markievicz
  • James Larkin
  • Maud Gonne
  • Michael Collins

Tickets for the tour are on sale now they cost €8.00 (adult)

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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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