We are delighted to announce that a new photographic exhibition titled, Photos of Prospect is now on display at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum. The display features images dating back to 1890 which document the history of Glasnevin Cemetery, one of the most well-known sites in Dublin.
Glasnevin Cemetery is the national cemetery and it has long been a site of commemoration. A whole host of important figures from Irish history and culture are buried here. This exhibition tells this story.
Highlights from this photographic exhibition include images from the funeral of Éamon de Valera which feature Princess Grace of Monaco, the funeral of acclaimed writer Brendan Behan and the nine funerals of Irish soldiers who were killed in Niemba, the Congo in 1960 while on duty for the UN.
Alongside these events, images of commemorations feature prominently throughout such as the unveilings of the Cross of Sacrifice by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in 2014 and the monument dedicated to Thomas Ashe, Peadar Kearney and Piaris Béalaí in August 1967.
This collection also tells the story of the cemetery itself through historic images which document how much of the grounds and monuments contained within have been revived through an intensive restoration project.
Photos of Prospect is on display now. The museum is open from 10am - 6pm daily. Admission is free with any tour or tower ticket or alternatively can be purchased as a standalone item. Hit the button below to book your place.
Museum Opening Times:
Monday - Friday - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday - 10:00am - 6:00pm
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