Free entry to Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

Glasnevin Cemetary Museum & Guided Tour

  • Glasnevin Cemetery & Museum
  • Glasnevin Cemetery & Museum
  • Glasnevin Cemetery & Museum
  • Glasnevin Cemetery & Museum

Dublin Pass Benefits:

Free entry to Glasnevin Cemetery Museum + Free Guided Tour
Normal Price: Adult: €14.50; Child: €12.00

We recommend checking directly with the attraction for current opening hours.

Glasnevin is one of Ireland’s most popular visitor attractions and is firmly established on the list of best things to do in Dublin. The story of modern Ireland is told through interactive exhibitions, dramatic re-enactments and daily walking tours of Ireland’s national cemetery. No trip to Dublin is complete without visiting Glasnevin Cemetery, one of the most beautiful and historically significant sites in all of Ireland.

Dublin Pass holders get free entry to the Glasnevin Museum as well as 20% off tours, 10% off in the café, and will receive a complimentary €5 Genealogy voucher as well.

Highlights:

  • Interactive museum exhibits, passionate and knowledgeable guides and 124 acres to explore.

  • Museum shop, Tower Café and Florist onsite.

  • Guided walking tours and tower climbs available.

Did you know

  • Glasnevin Museum is the world's first cemetery museum and is home to the largest collection of Celtic crosses in the world.

  • Glasnevin Cemetery is officially known as Prospect Cemetery (find out why on one of our signature guided tours)!

  • The cemetery originally opened in 1832, and prior to this Irish Catholics had no cemeteries in which to bury their dead.

Things to see:

  • Visit legendary Irish statesman, Daniel O’Connell’s Crypt and iconic round tower (the tallest of its kind in Ireland!)

  • Glasnevin’s most visited grave – Michael Collins

  • The Cross of Sacrifice in memory of those Irish who fought in World Wars 1 & 2.

  • Glasnevin Museum’s ‘City of the Dead’ and fascinating ‘timeline’ interactive exhibit

  • Witness history with dramatic re-enactments

  • Take a short stroll to the Botanic Gardens or have a pint in the Gravediggers pub.

  • Craft shop - selling the best of Irish design

  • The Tower Café – a popular spot for locals and tourists alike!

TOP TIP: Dublin Pass visitors will be entitled to either a General History or Dead Interesting tour OR the chance to climb up the O’Connell Tower. However, if they choose to do a guided tour (General History or Dead Interesting) they can add the O’Connell Tower for a reduced rate of €7.50 for an adult or €5 for a concession, i.e. students and those aged 60+.

Glasnevin Tours

General History Tour

Enjoy an overview of the history of Glasnevin Cemetery and visit the graves of Ireland’s heroes – including Daniel O’Connell, Michael Collins, Roger Casement, Charles Stewart Parnell and Countess Markievicz. Hear the stories of the rogues and the rebels, the famous and the infamous, the gravediggers and the grave robbers!

Daily: 11.30 & 14.30, additional tours run during the summer months (see website for more info)

Dead Interesting Tour

Hear the quirky stories of the lesser-known, but equally interesting people buried at Glasnevin. Dead Interesting gives an alternative view of the varied heritage of those buried within its walls such as the story of Maria Higgins, a lady who died once but was buried twice in Glasnevin.

Saturdays, Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays 13.00 (January – June/September – December)
Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays 13.30 (July – August)

Re-enactment: 14.30 (check website for seasonal availability)

The O’Connell Tower
Climb 198 steps to breath-taking views of Dublin, the tower is now open to the public for the first time in nearly 50 years, since it was destroyed by a bomb in 1971. It is Ireland’s tallest round tower and stands at 180 feet. Built in 1854, it is the tombstone of the great liberator, Daniel O’Connell, who lies in an ornately decorated crypt at the base of the tower.

Learn more about current exhibitions here.

Please note:

  • Under 8s not permitted, 8-12 year olds must be accompanied by an adult (1 adult to 1 child). 12-16 year olds must be accompanied by an adult 1 adult to max 3 children.

  • All visitors climb the tower at their own risk and should have a reasonable level of fitness.

  • All handbags, rucksacks and baggage must be left in the lockers provided.
    Please check website for opening times.
    It is always advisable to check our website for updates.

How to get there:

Bus: 9, 40 & 140 from O'Connell Street

Car and Coach Parking onsite

Ample Bicycle Racks onsite

40-minute walk from O’Connell Street

20-minute walk from the Drumcondra Dart Station
Pedestrian Gate to the National Botanic Gardens

see the: full list of attractions included

September - March
Monday 10.00 - 17.00
Tuesday 10.00 - 17.00
Wednesday 10.00 - 17.00
Thursday 10.00 - 17.00
Friday 10.00 - 17.00
Saturday 10.00 - 17.00
Sunday 10.00 - 17.00
March - September
Monday 10.00 - 18.00
Tuesday 10.00 - 18.00
Wednesday 10.00 - 18.00
Thursday 10.00 - 18.00
Friday 10.00 - 18.00
Saturday 10.00 - 18.00
Sunday 10.00 - 18.00

Closed: 1st January, 27th July, 25th & 26th December

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Address:

Finglas Road, Dublin 11

Telephone:

+ 353 1 882 6550