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“The tour is a fascinating way to understand much of modern Irish history.”

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
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Glasnevin Cemetery Tour in Dublin
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum are both the guardians and storytellers for over 1.5 million people. From the ordinary to the truly extraordinary, these people helped shape the Ireland of today. We want to share their stories and times with you through tours of the cemetery, a visit to the museum or through a genealogy search for your family history. We are a not-for-profit organisation and all proceeds are used to sustain and improve our cemeteries to ensure they are places of beauty, interest and intrigue.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 15 February 2012

The tour of the cemetary had about fifty participants but there was no issue with hearing the very informative guide, and plenty of time was given so everyone could see the details of the graves being discussed. A fascinating way to understand much of modern Irish history.

Most of the tour is on wide flatish paths so suitable for wheelchairs, however there are stairs down to see the inside of Daniel O'Connell's monument which would not be accessible.

The new musuem is worth the price if you get a combined tour/museum ticket of 10 euros. There are many interactive information boards, including a comparison of various religions views of the afterlife. The museum in fully wheelchair accessible (there is a lift to get between the floors).

Highly recommended

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Reviewed 14 February 2012

Our guide Niall was friendly and informative and while delivering really interesting facts and figures he was able to tell the emotional stories behind the history. Something that alot of other attractions and guides can miss. I think the museum is a testament to Irish pride and everyone should experience it. An excellent museum with friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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Reviewed 14 February 2012

This large cemetery is a must-see if you have any interest in Irish history, especially the last turbulent 100 years. All the major people are buried here, including Michael Collins and Brendan Behan. Its also worth hunting for the burial place of Gerard Manley Hopkins, in the Jesuit section on the outskirts of the cemetery. He's just a name on a long list of Jesuits all piled into the same section.

The place is walkable from the town centre, though may take you around 30 minutes.

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Reviewed 13 February 2012

My fiance and I visited the Cemetery, It really is great. The museum is amazing.

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Reviewed 13 February 2012

Went here by chance, excellent trip so interesting

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