The sun was shining down on Glasnevin on Saturday the 28th of April when we held our Annual Transition Year Tour Guiding Final. Students travelled from all over to be here and on the day the following schools were present:
Moyle Park College, Clondalkin
St. Joseph's College, Lucan
Scoil Dara, Kildare
St. Farnan's Secondary School, Kildare
Our Lady of Mercy College, Beaumont
Sutton Park College, Sutton
Our Lady's College, Louth
Marino College, Fairview
O' Carolan College, Meath
Portlaoise College, Portlaoise
Newpark Comprehensive, Blackrock
St. Louis High School, Rathmines
St. Raphaela's Secondary School, Stillorgan
St. Mary's Holy Faith, Killester
Colaiste Ghlor na Mara, Balbriggan
Lucan Community College, Lucan
Presentation College, Terenure,
St. Paul's CBS, Brunswick Street
St. Declan's College, Cabra
Beneavin de la Salle, Finglas
Transition year students visit Glasnevin Cemetery Museum over two days and explore the skills of a tour guide. Here they 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 visitors in the past! Participants 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 was created by Bridget Sheerin, one of our head tour guides, who spent many years teaching locally. Since this programme began it has gone from strength to strength, as it develops both knowledge and skills.
Based on their performance as tour guides, we pick one individual to return at the end of the school year and to represent their class at the TY Tour Guiding Final. Students presented on the lives of many famous individuals including: Countess Markievicz, Roger Casement, Eamon de Valera, Anne Devlin and Michael Collins. Other students explored events such as Ireland the Great War and the History of Glasnevin Cemetery. Families, friends and teachers were present to witness this wonderful and unique tour - researched and presented by the students. The standard of tour -guiding was extremely high, and a lot of work and dedication was shown, the students all should be very proud. Well done to all!
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum has received funding from the Ireland Funds since 2016. This has helped us to extend the Transition Year Tour Guiding programme out to even more students.
Museum Opening Times:
Closed until April, 19th.
The Tower Café - Closed until April, 19th.
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