Welcome to Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

Visitors to Glasnevin Cemetery can now climb the iconic O'Connell Tower for the first time in over 45 years.

Breathtaking views to the north, south, east and west across all of Dublin, Meath, Wicklow and the Irish Sea.

  • In 1991 it was decided to open the O'Connell crypt for the first time in 20 years and a programme was put in place to restore it to its former glory
  • The restoration project is made even more significant by the fact that the work was carried out using the original plans and traditional methods employed by the carpenters and skilled tradesmen who first constructed it
  • 198 steps, comprised of a wrought iron spiral staircase followed by hand carved wooden steps, 6 landing platforms, exhibits, and four windows at the top offering 360 degree panoramic views
  • Cross on top measures 2.5 metres and weighs 3 tonnes
  • Tower measures 55 metres, tallest Round Tower in Ireland
  • Restoration
    198 steps, comprised of a wrought iron spiral staircase followed by hand carved wooden steps, 6 landing platforms, exhibits, and four windows at the top.

  • Restoration
    Cross on top measures 2.5 metres and weighs 3 tonnes

  • Restoration
    The tower measures 55 metres

  • Restoration
    Tallest Round Tower in Ireland

  • Restoration
    360 degree panoramic views