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.
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- 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
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