- 1.5-hour walking tour of Glasnevin Cemetery plus museum admission
- Explore one of Ireland’s most impressive burial grounds
- Gain an insight into life in Dublin during the Victorian era from a knowledgeable guide
- Visit the O'Connell Crypt and tower, and learn about Daniel O’Connell
- Learn about many of Ireland’s famous citizens while browsing the museum exhibits independently
- Use a genealogy voucher to trace your own ancestry after the tour concludes
- Enjoy discounts on select purchases in the museum's shop and cafe
What You Can Expect
After meeting your guide outside the cemetery, visit the O'Connell Crypt, the resting place of Daniel O’Connell: one of Ireland’s most important citizens and the man responsible for a tireless campaign for Catholic emancipation in the early 19th century. See the famous O’Connell Tower, and learn how it has benefited from comprehensive restoration work in recent years.
As you walk around, learn of the many heroes of this great nation that have since passed away. Your guide might take you to the grave of Michael Collins, an Irish revolutionary whose grave still receives floral tributes today, or perhaps the resting place of Constance Markievicz, the first woman to be elected to the British House of Commons.
We booked the tour, having seen previous reviews, but were still a little unsure. After all, how interesting can a tour around a cemetry be? So, if you're reading this and are a little unsure, my advice is, just book it or you will be missing out on a great tour. We caught the bus from O'Connell St, very easy. Arrived a little early and so time for a cup of tea in the cafe and a look around the museum. Our tour started promptly and was fascinating from beginning to end, jammed with information on the history of Ireland and some of the people who helped to shape it. Our guide was excellent, knew his stuff inside out and his delivery was clear and captivating. If you have even a remote interest in the history of Ireland, this is one not to be missed.
Fascinating for both my 11 year old son and myself. It was probably the highlight of our trip. The history was so interesting and our guide so engaging.
Very knowledgeable tour guide. The cemetery is beautiful and vast, and contains the resting places of many notable people. The tour includes many of these, and gives participants quite a good education on the history of the country's revolutionary period. Lasted about 90 minutes.
Great history told with enthusiasm. Guide was very knowledgeable.
Claudia S United States of ...
Excellent tour! Brought all the disparate information together about the Irish Revolution and the primary cast of characters. Learned so much I didn't know before. Cemeteries often tell the best stories! The museum was excellent.
The tour was most enjoyable. The tour guide (Liam I think) was extremely knowledgeable, informative at times amusing. Terrific hour and a half. Well worth a visit.
We had a great day in Glasnevin. The tour was fantastic. The tour guide excellent. The museum very interesting. The tea and scone excellent too.
Really enjoyed it. Paddy was a great guide. The two hrs flew by. Could have done two hrs more. Have recommended to family and friends
My husband and I were highly impressed with this tour. The tour guide Niall I think was excellent and very clear and distinct. He made the tour interesting and his little quips were very funny. Given the nature of the tour it was not heavy and there was no overload of information. Overall we really enjoyed it and have recommended it to others as a must see.
Thank you to all involved. Very well organised. Suggestion- any chance of developing a musicians/poets/etc cemetery tour!
Very Nice tour and guide, from my part, I learn a lot about Irish history, Revolution and politics. Weather was not bad either, and the museum deserves a little detour :)