Experience Glasnevin - Ireland's National Cemetery

Experience Glasnevin - Ireland's National Cemetery

Experience Glasnevin - Ireland's National Cemetery
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Speciality Museums • Cemeteries
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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
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The stories of 1.5 million people are faithfully preserved here at Ireland's largest burial place, a beautifully restored Victorian cemetery featuring epic monuments to our past. From poets and presidents, singers and suffragettes, the ordinary and the extraordinary - the stories of those who shaped our nation's history are brought to life. We are delighted to offer our ever-popular tours and our brand new indoor visitor experience 'Extra-ordinary Lives' Monday to Sunday. We look forward to welcoming you to Experience Glasnevin – Ireland’s National Cemetery.
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EamsBarr
Belfast, UK41 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
A fantastic tour ,Alan our tour guide was very knowledgeable and insightful. Would recommend this tour to learn more about Irish History.
Written 24 January 2023
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Hi there, thank you for taking the time to write a review of your visit to Glasnevin. It's great to hear that you enjoyed Alan's tour and would recommend it to others!
Written 25 January 2023
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MLO1965
San Francisco, CA227 contributions
Jan 2023
I found this place fascinating - jam packed with history and seemingly endless rows of intriguing headstones (really each a piece of art in itself). It was a pleasant 30 minute or so walk from my hotel on the Northside of central Dublin (also easy to maneuver via bus or uber) so a perfect afternoon excursion.

I highly recommend the tour. Several different tours over time if possible on subsequent visits, actually, if you really want to dig in as the amount of historical information to be covered here is almost overwhelming. Warren (our tour guide) was brilliant - friendly, interesting and in full command of an amazing array of details and stories. He took us on a 'highlights' tour of some of the biggest names entombed there while providing all sorts of interesting life and cemetery details. It ran around 90+ minutes.

I also did the O'connell tower climb add on - there's a new up to date set of stairs inside (as the originals were destroyed) so it's a safe and relatively easy climb with some nice views from the top.

It's an expansive and very interesting property easily accessible to central Dublin. All the staff was friendly and helpful. There's also a handy cafe onsite and a pub down the street so something for everyone. Highly recommend.
Written 22 January 2023
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Hi there, thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely and detailed review of your visit to Glasnevin Cemetery. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed Warren's tour and your climb of the O'Connell Tower, and we hope to see you back for another tour in the near future. Kind regards, Ultan
Written 24 January 2023
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helenamurph85
Dublin, Ireland191 contributions
Jan 2023
Been to Glasnevin Cemetery several times over the years but there is always something new to be learnt! A very cold day but it was all made very easy by the lovely Lauren, an excellent guide. Highly recommend!
Written 17 January 2023
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L J
12 contributions
Jan 2023 • Friends
Great tour with the very knowledgeable, friendly and funny Lauren. If your thinking about going you really should. Even in the cold the hour and a half flew by.
Written 16 January 2023
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woodbrook
Newry, UK25 contributions
Sep 2022
Amazing place, facilities and staff......blown away by tour! Lovely cafe and facilities. Could easily spend a full day there...
Written 14 January 2023
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kimmi92
Dublin, Ireland107 contributions
Jan 2023 • Business
We did a tour this morning with Lauren and she was brilliant. She had so much knowledge and brought in a few jokes and interesting facts. Really enjoyed it thank you 🫶
Written 14 January 2023
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Bart B
5 contributions
Jan 2023 • Friends
Amazing tour today with the very funny and knowledgeable Lauren! A lot of history and great stories to be found on this site.
Written 14 January 2023
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irishguide
Dublin, Ireland31 contributions
Jan 2023 • Business
Absolutely fantastic tour today with Lauren with our group of tour guides from Liberties College.

Expertly guided. Thank you so much.
Written 14 January 2023
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Kenny W
Norwich, UK17 contributions
Jan 2023 • Solo
This was recommended by a colleague and had she not done so I would’ve missed out on a gem of a tour!
A first class experience which is a must for any visit go Dublin.
Written 12 January 2023
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Marge P
6 contributions
Jan 2023
I love a good cemetery, and this did not disappoint. Rows upon rows of mostly well maintained graves, each headstone more elaborate than the next. The big draw here are the graves of O'Connell. Parnell, Collins, and many others, figures so central to
the history of this amazing island. Our tour guide, Allen, was knowledgeable and reverent, with some fun thrown in. He described the history, and the men and women making it, very well, and I left with a clearer understanding of the past. The Experience Center was well planned, and very interesting. Only complaint was the cafe was not open. A short stroll to the Botanic Gardens was easy enough, tho, and the cafe there was lovely. I would highly recommend this as a must-do tour to anyone interested in the aforementioned historical figures, or the history of Ireland in general.
Written 5 January 2023
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Hi there, thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed Alan's tour and hope to see you back for another visit in the near future!
Written 9 January 2023
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