Glasnevin Cemetery Museum: Dead Interesting Tour
This tour of Glasnevin cemetery, aptly named ‘dead interesting‘ gives an alternate view of the varied heritage that Ireland's largest cemetery holds and the history within its walls.
Are you a business owner in Dublin?
Promote your business 365 days a year with the #1 Guide to Dublin.
- Gain MAXIMUM EXPOSURE with a 'Dedicated Business Profile'
- Hear about the unique characters buried here
- See the graves of Glasnevin Cemetery's more quirky inhabitants
- Learn about the more unusual side of Ireland's history
DescriptionThe aptly named ‘dead interesting’ gives an alternative view of the varied heritage that Ireland’s largest cemetery holds and the history within its walls. Since 1832, more than 1.5 million people have been interred in Glasnevin. This hauntingly gorgeous Victorian garden cemetery is located just 2.5 kilometers (about 1.5 miles) from Dublin’s city center and covers 124 acres of glorious parkland with plenty to appreciate. The 1.5-hour tour gives a valuable insight into this unique Victorian burial place by telling the unusual and quirky stories of some of the lesser known personalities buried within its walls. Learn about the sculpture, symbolism, architecture, art, sporting heroes, horticulture, natural life and much more. Visit the graves and hear the stories of little known figures such as: Maria Higgins, a woman who died once yet was buried twice in Glasnevin, the last Irish winner of Wimbledon, the man who cut the ribbon and opened Sydney Harbour Bridge when he wasn’t meant to, the vault that held secrets during the Irish war of independence and many more. You can also add an optional extra to visit The O'Connell Tower which is now open to the public. After a comprehensive restoration program, the staircase in the tower is now accessible, complete with an exhibition about the legendary figure himself and the fascinating history of the tower. 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 inquire at the museum reception for more information on booking and admission.
Includes1.5 hour guided tour Entry into the museum €5 genealogy voucher 10% discount at the Tower Cafe
- Tour is outdoors so visitors are advised to wear comfortable and weather-appropriate clothes
- Tickets are limited to 5 per person
- This tour runs Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 PM
- Visiting The O'Connell Tower is an optional extra
- Glasnevin Cemetery Museum is a 2018 travelers choice award winner
Easy cancellationCancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
You may also like
Silent Disco Musical Walking Tour
It’s a flash mob. It’s a silent disco. It’s a roaming, rhythmic riot across the sound soaked city. Expect all your inhibitions to disintegrate as you bust some seriFrom €14.99
Private City Tour in German
Get an individually customized tour through Dublin. Learn more about its history, literature, architecture and the macabre facts. Decide when and where you want to start34 ReviewsFrom €250.00
Skip-the-Line Guinness Storehouse Signature Package
Enjoy fast-track entrance to the top tourist attraction in Dublin and skip the regular line waiting to enter the Guinness Storehouse. Take a self-guided tour of the home471 ReviewsFrom €32.75
Cliffs of Moher & Galway City Full-Day Tour from Dublin
See the Cliffs of Moher on a full-day tour that takes you from Dublin to the West of Ireland and back! Enjoy a relaxed 1-hour guided walk of this charming medieval city o546 ReviewsFrom €50.00
- Best Seller
Ireland: 2 Day Wild Atlantic Way Tour
See the world famous Cliffs of Moher, wonder at the barren beauty of the Burren, stroll through the grounds of Killarney National Park, and stay overnight on Dingle Penin2 ReviewsFrom €149.00
- Best Seller
From Cliffs of Moher, Burren & Galway Full-Day Tour
Get back to nature and experience the scenic landscapes of Ireland on a day trip to the Cliffs of Moher from Dublin. Visit the city of Galway, journey through The Burren2109 ReviewsFrom €45.00
Walking Tour of Dublin
Take a 90-minute walking tour of Dublin City center. See the most important landmarks and get lots of sightseeing ideas for the rest of your stay. This tour is designed t13 ReviewsFrom €4.00
4-Hour Georgian Dublin Walking Tour
From 1690-1820 Dublin experienced a period of transformation and architectural development as it became the second city of the British Empire. On this leisurely tour of G4 ReviewsFrom €250.00
Dublin Bay: Cruise from the City Centre to Dun Laoghaire
Escape the hustle and bustle of Dublin City and sail on a majestic 60 to 70-minute cruise south of Dublin Bay to the beautiful Dun Laoghaire Harbour.From €25.00
From Private Half-Day Walking Tour
Discover the City of Surprises on this half-day walking tour of Dublin. Marvel the Irish city's unique architecture as you learn the fascinating history behind the city's2 ReviewsFrom €220.00