A new exhibition will be coming to Glasnevin Cemetery Museum next week. This exhibition will detail the Great Flu Pandemic in Ireland 1918-19.
This year marks the centenary of the influenza pandemic also known as the 'Spanish flu pandemic' that killed millions worldwide and tens of thousands in Ireland. As the largest burial place in Ireland the outbreak of influenza had a significant impact on Glasnevin Cemetery. Office staff, gravediggers, attendants, chaplains, and other cemetery employees struggled under immense pressure as they dealt with the consequences of the outbreak. This exhibition will explore the story of the Great Flu from an international, national and regional perspective through the unique prism of Glasnevin Cemetery.
To mark the opening of the exhibition, Glasnevin Cemetery Museum will host a conference on October 23rd in conjunction with the School of Histories and Humanities at Trinity College Dublin. The event will see experts in the field coming together for an engaging discussion on the topic. Further information and booking for that event are available here.
Museum Opening Times:
Monday - Friday - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday - 10:00am - 5:00pm
The Tower Café - Daily - 9:30am - 5:00pm
How to book:
The best and quickest way to get your place booked in:
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