Travel back in time to the darkened days of Victorian Dublin during a 1.5-hour waling tour of the Glasnevin Cemetery, winner of the coveted TripAdvisor Certificate of excellence in 2014. With a knowledgeable guide, absorb the tranquil atmosphere of the area as you stroll past headstones belonging to fascinating Irish characters. Hear entertaining anecdotes surrounding the thieves, rebels, authors and politicians laid to rest in the cemetery, and then visit the museum to enrich your knowledge further. Receive discounts on gift shop purchases and café refreshments after your enriching tour.
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
Greet your expert guide outside of the grand Glasnevin Cemetery, a 19th-century graveyard in which more than 1.5 million Irish citizens are buried. As you step inside, receive a fascinating introduction to the cemetery and the famous, and infamous, Irish characters buried within. Head first to the O’Connell Crypt, the final resting pace of one of Ireland’s most important figures, Daniel O’Connell, and listen to tales surrounding O’Connell’s tireless campaigning for Catholic emancipation. Gaze at the beautiful O’ Connell Tower before ambling over to the grave of Michael Collins, an influential revolutionary whose grave still receives floral tributes today. Pay your respects at the gravestone of Constance Markievicz, the first woman to be elected in the House of Commons, and scour the cemetery for local actors delivering old speeches and poems if you’re touring the cemetery in the afternoon. After exploring thoroughly, bid your guide a fond farewell and head inside the on-site museum to enrich your knowledge of Irish history. Browse Glasnevin Cemetry Museum’s impressive collection of exhibits, discovering fascinating facts about prominent figures buried in the cemetery. Use your complimentary voucher to trace your family tree in the Glasnevin Cemetery Museum’s Genealogy Research Center, and enjoy discounted refreshments and souvenirs in the museum’s café and gift shop before departing the center.
Reviews by Viator travelers
, Jul 2019
It was a great learning experience. It brought history alive with the the minute details given by our excellent guide Bridget
The tour guide was more interested in telling us quirky stories he found interesting about obscure people in the cemetery than giving us a general sense of the history of the cemetery and its famous residents, or describing any of the large monuments. You will be standing the entire time so wear comfortable shoes.
Absolutely fantastic tour, only the 4 of us due to a being a dull day in December but the tour guide Grainne I believe was lovely, very passionate about the history of the tour and cemetary. Very knowledgeable and eager to tailor the tour to our needs checking our interests and home locality. Thoroughly enjoyed this and would very highly recommend. A really eye opener, of the history of Ireland and its people. The 2.30pm tour includes a re-enactment of a famous speech - the actor was briliant. History buffs and the interested would be advised to attend. Also from O'Connell St in the Northside of Dublin right by the GPO several buses run with frequency to and from 40, 41 and 140 I beleive so easiy to get to and from.