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Dead Interesting Tour at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

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    What to Expect
    Make your way to Glasnevin Cemetery, located just 1.6 miles (2.5 km) from the Dublin city center, and meet your guide.

    As you walk the grassy paths between the tombs, learn the basics of Glasnevin Cemetery history, starting in the years when Irish Catholics had no place to bury their dead with Catholic rites. Find out how Glasnevin Cemetery became a part of Irish heritage—it’s the setting for a key scene in James Joyce’s Ulysses and appears in a poem by Idris Davies—and about the most famous Irish people who are buried here.

    Visit the graves of some little-known but fascinating figures, including Maria Higgins, who was buried twice in Glasnevin, an Irish chaplain who saw the liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, the most recent Irish winner of Wimbledon, and more. Throughout the tour, the guide will strike a careful balance of passion, intrigue, and respect for one of Ireland’s truly historic places.

    If you'd like, purchase a ticket to climb Dublin's largest round tower, the O'Connell Tower and enjoy panoramic views of the cemetery, Dublin, Wicklow, and the Irish Sea.

    This 1.5-hour walking tour of Glasnevin Cemetery concludes at the original departure point.
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    Departure Point
    Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Finglas Rd, Botanic, Glasnevin, Co. Dublin, 11, Ireland
    Departure Time
    1:00 PM
    1h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Guided 'Dead Interesting' tour led by a passionate and knowledgeable guide
    • 5 euro online Genealogy voucher to use on Glasnevin's online database. Trace your ancestors!
    • 10% discount in the Tower Café. A popular spot for locals and tourists alike!
    • Admission to Glasnevin Cemetery Museum and the Museum Exhibits
    • Entry/Admission - Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • 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! 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
    • Women's Tours - last Sunday of the month at 2pm (June - November) Glasnevin's popular Women's Tours will be returning on the last Sunday of every month from June - November 2019. On this tour, hear the stories of some of the following incredible women: Maud Gonne Mac Bride, Delia Larkin, Charlotte Despard, Madeline ffrench Mullen, Jennie Wyse Power, Elizabeth O’Farrell, Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington and Constance Markievicz. See website for details.
    • Children's Mid - Term Tales Tours The history of Glasnevin Cemetery will be brought to life with this family friendly tour. Saturday, October 26th, 3:30pm Sunday, October 27th, 12:30pm & 3:30pm Bank Holiday Monday, October 28th, 12:30pm & 3:30pm Thursday (Halloween), October 31st, 3:30pm. See website for details.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Myself and four of my friends who were visiting Dublin over from England went on the Dead Interesting tour. It was excellent value - a good 90 minute tour - and the guide was really good, the right level of humour for quite a sombre...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank redfixie
    Glasnevin Cemet... M, Digital Marketing Officer at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

    Hello, Great to hear that you enjoyed both the Dead Interesting tour and the Tower. Many thanks for leaving us a review. Best Kate

    Reviewed 28 August 2019

    An excellent tour with a real insight to our history, mainly due to the knowledge, enthusiasm and eloquenc eof our guide Katie

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Michael K
    Reviewed 21 August 2019

    I took a group to Glasnevin Cemetery for the Dead Interesting Tour last weekend. Our guide Katie was entertaining, enthusiastic, well informed and took us on a trip around the graveyard telling us the stories of some of the less well know people buried here....More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank AMCK43
    Glasnevin Cemet... M, Digital Marketing Officer at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2019

    Hello, Really glad to hear that you enjoyed the Dead Interesting tour. Thank you for taking the time to review us. Thanks Kate

    Reviewed 10 August 2019 via mobile

    Very interesting well articulated tour with our pleasant tour guide Katie👍🏼Definitely a must see day out for family & friends

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank CarolineL3468
    Reviewed 27 July 2019

    Pat was an absolute pleasure to listen to. He had a wealth of knowledge not only about the unfortunates occupying the graves, but also the sculptures atop. It was like historical jazz, how Pat was able to ask a question to the people on the...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Kayleigh R
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    Our tour was about 90 minutes and a lot of standing listening to the tour guide. Maybe ask if they have a wheelchair if your son did not mind using it.
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