Welcome to Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

 

Tour Guiding for Adults Tour Guide Training Programme for Adult Leaners

Visit Glasnevin Cemetery Museum over two days and learn the skills of a tour guide. Here you will work closely with one of our experienced tour guides to discover the importance of tourism to the economy, the golden rules of customer service and how to engage your visitors in the past!

Participants will 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 engaging programme is presented by Glasnevin Cemetery Museum and is ideal for students studying courses in the areas of;

  • Heritage and Culture
  • Local History
  • Tourism
  • Pre-University Arts
  • Communications

Each participant will receive individualised feedback from an experienced tour guide and those who complete the programme will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

This programme is already a feature of many third level courses.


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Third Level Tours  Tours for Third Level Groups

Guided History Tour - 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. See Ireland's History Carved in Stone!

Students gain a deeper understanding of events and personalities from The Decade of Centenaries

Local History is presented by our expert guides in a unique and memorable manner

Visit the graves of figures such as Daniel O' Connell, Michael Collins, Eamon de Valera, Charles Stewart Parnell, Maud Gonne, Countess Markievicz and many more.

Explore history through our interactive exhibits

Tours are available in Irish

Dead Interesting  Dead Interesting Tour - if you are looking for something different!

Aptly named 'Dead Interesting', this tour gives an alternative view of the varied heritage that Ireland's largest cemetery holds and the history within its walls. It provides a valuable insight into this unique Victorian burial place by telling the unusual and quirky stories of some of the lesser known personalities buried within its walls. Visitors will also learn of the sculpture, symbolism, architecture, art, sporting heroes, horticulture, natural life and much more.

They will visit the graves and hear the stories of little known figures such as:

Maria Higgins, a woman who died once yet was buried twice in Glasnevin.

The man who cut the ribbon and opened Sydney Harbour Bridge when he wasn't meant to...

Different Tour OptionsDifferent Tour Options

*Please note that you will need to book at least two weeks in advance to book one of the specialist tours below*

➡️  Turais Trí Ghaelige Ar Fáil  ⬅️

Women's Tour - Celebrate the famous women of Glasnevin Cemetery; from rebels to romantics, suffragettes to abject suffering, artists, heroines and trailblazers. 

Literary/Cultural Tour - Take a tour in the footsteps of some of the literary and cultural figures resting within the walls of Glasnevin Cemetery, featuring writers, artists and musicians both famous and forgotten. 

Joycen Tour - Glasnevin Cemetery and Joyce are connected in many ways.  The cemetery features in the epic novel Ulysses and his parents are buried here too.

Shared History Tour - The Ulster Covenant, The First World War, The Easter Rising and The War of Independence have all been pivotal events in Ireland's History. From Royal Engineers and Irish Guardsmen to Irish Volunteers and Statesmen, this tour seeks to explore the lives of those involved in these events. 

We can incorporate elements of the following areas of interest: Military History, Labour History, 1916, and Garden Cemetery into a General History Tour.  Please note that these are not stand alone tours.

Booking with at least two weeks' notice is essential for any group that wishes to take one of the above tours. For more information or to book a tour please contact booking@glasnevintrust.ie or call +353 (0)1 882 6570.

Life Long Learning Life-Long Learning

Our educational programmes are not just aimed at school and college students; throughout the year Glasnevin Cemetery Museum provides a wide range of other activities for learners of all ages, including:

  • Lectures (see our Winter Lecture series - announced in the new year)
  • Re-enactments
  • Seminars
  • Genealogy Workshops & Family History Research
  • Exhibitions
  • Specialist Tours to match your group's needs

 

Tour Guiding for AdultsTour-Guiding Programme for Adult Groups

Visit Glasnevin Cemetery Museum over two days and explore the skills of a tour guide. Here you will 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 your visitors in the past! Participants will 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Museum Opening Times:

Monday to Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Dates over Christmas to note:

December 24th - Open 10:00am - 1:00pm

December 25th and 26th - Closed

January 1st, 2019 - Closed

How to book:

Online
The best and quickest way to get your place booked in: 

Click here

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.

Email
For booking enquiries (groups of 11 or more):
booking@glasnevintrust.ie

Phone
Discuss your group booking with our Bookings Coordinator:
+353 1 882 6570

 

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