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Dead Interesting Tour at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

Since 1832, over 1.6 million people have been interred in Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin. Located just 2.5 km (1.6 miles) from Dublin’s city centre, Glasnevin Cemetery covers 124 acres of glorious parkland with plenty to appreciate. The cemetery is an urban oasis in the 'dead centre' of bustling Dublin city.

The 'Dead Interesting' tour gives visitors an invaluable insight into this unique Victorian Garden Cemetery and into the final resting place of the many inspirational men and women who have helped shape Ireland's history.

Hear the quirky stories of the lesser known personalities, but equally interesting people buried at Glasnevin. 'Dead Interesting' gives an alternative view of the varied heritage that Ireland’s largest cemetery holds within its walls such as the story of Maria Higgins, a lady who died once but was buried twice in Glasnevin and Francis de Groot, the man who opened the Sydney Harbour Bridge when he wasn't supposed to!

Not convinced? Come and see for yourself!

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1 hour 30 minutes


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  • What's included :
    • Guided 'Dead Interesting' tour led by a professional, passionate and knowledgeable guide
    • Admission to Glasnevin Cemetery Museum and the museumis immersive exhibits
    • Select discounts in the museum shop - home to a terrific collection of gift items and mementos
    • Re-enactment of Patrick Pearse's speech at the grave of O'Donovan Rossa (subject to availability)
    • Entry/Admission - Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Parking Fees
    • Private transportation
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Finglas Road, Dublin 11 Ireland

    This guided tour takes in an alternative view of the varied heritage that Ireland's largest cemetery holds and the history within its walls.

    You will learn of its sculpture, symbolism, architecture, art, sporting heroes, natural life and much more. With lesser known stories of extraordinary lives and extraordinary events this is a tour that is for both the well acquainted with the cemetery and those who have never visited before, the secret history of Ireland’s most well known cemetery.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Finglas Rd, Glasnevin, Dublin, D11 H2TH, Ireland
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • The O'Connell Tower is now open to the public - you can now climb Ireland's largest round tower and experience heritage at a height! Once at the top, you will enjoy 360 degree panoramic views of the sprawling grounds of the cemetery, the city of Dublin, Wicklow and the Irish Sea. Please enquire at reception for more information regarding booking and admission rates. (Tower admission can be purchased as an add-on to your tour on site) Please note - age restrictions apply to O'Connell Tower.
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Meet the Ancestors! Glasnevin Trust's burial records, 1.5 million of them (and counting), date back to 1828 many of which are available to access anywhere at any time on our online database. Resident Genealogist, Lynn Brady MGSI is on site from 10am - 5pm, Monday - Friday. She has helped people from all corners of the globe to delve deeper into their Irish heritage.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • The Easter 1916 Rising Tours return to Glasnevin Cemetery! This Easter, Glasnevin will hold guided tours of the graves of combatants and civilians involved in, and affected by the 1916 Rising, telling the story of the dramatic events of over a century ago that shaped Ireland as we know it today. These tours will run at 3:00pm daily from Good Friday, April 10th to Easter Monday, April 13th. Visit our website for more information.
    • If you have developed a taste for researching your family history or have a passion for genealogy, you do not want to miss out on Glasnevin’s next Genealogy Seminar taking place on Saturday, April 18th from 9:30am – 4:30pm. This promises to be an exciting event with a range of presentations from specialists on the day and information hubs dedicated to various records. There will be handouts and research packs full of hints and tips for you take away!
    • Visit our website to learn more about the range of experiences, tours and workshops available.
    • Visit the museum shop, home to a terrific collection of Irish crafts, jewellery, mementos, historical books, and other interesteing gift items.
    • Stop for a bite to eat at the Tower Café - a popular pit stop for locals and visitors alike!
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Activity ID: V-6496P2

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