Plan Your Tour

    We are delighted to announce the resumption of our educational tours from Wednesday 3rd Nov 2021 and we look forward to welcoming you here again soon

    Contact & Booking

    School Tours Available Weds-Fri , subject to availability. 
    Closed Monday & Tuesday - Booking Essential

    T: 01 882 6570

    E: education@dctrust.ie

    Planning Information


    There is a requirement that all visiting Primary/Secondary School Students and Youth Groups are supervised by a teacher/group leader at all times when on the grounds of Glasnevin Cemetery. Please refer to our Code of Conduct for more detail.

    Code of Conduct PDF

    Generally we do not charge for accompanying teachers/education leaders – this may change depending on the group numbers in question.

    Groups can pay by card, cheque or cash. You can also opt to have an invoice sent to the school or educational organisation. If you would like to discuss payment options before you arrive please ring Bookings on 01-8826570.

    No, we do not have a designated lunch-room. There is an outdoor picnic area and education groups are welcome to make use of this.

    No. The O’Connell Tower is a separate tour experience and due to the nature of the structure there are added Health & Safety Guidelines. Depending on the age of the students (must be over 12), schools can opt to book this as an extra to their tour. Please note that much higher levels of group supervision are required

    See Health & Safety guidelines.

    Guided tours of Glasnevin Cemetery take place outdoors, even on days when the weather is less than perfect. If it is necessary, our experienced guides will make the decision to halt the outdoor walking tour and to use an alternative location to complete the tour. We ask that all students arrive prepared for the outdoors; depending on the day this may mean raincoats or sunscreen.

    Yes. Once your booking is confirmed an email containing learning resources, matched to the tour/workshop of your choice, will be emailed directly to the email provided on booking. If you require anything further please email education@dctrust.ie.

    There are additional learning resources available within the Education Resources section of this website.


    Location & Access

    Experience Glasnevin is located on the Finglas Road, Dublin 11, approximately 3km from the City Centre, and near to the M50 and M1.

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    Free on-site coach parking is available for group bookings. Prior to arrival, we ask that you inform us if you require coach parking. Please ensure that groups disembark the coach only when it is safely parked within the designated coach/bus area.

    There is also a car park for up to 30 cars. A €2 fee applies, payable on exit.

    Dublin Bus Route: 140 - Departs from O'Connell Street
    Dublin Bus Route: 40 - Departs from O'Connell Street

    The standard opening time of the Visitor Centre and adjoining facilities is 10am. Earlier opening may be arranged on request and is subject to availability.

    The Visitor Centre is fully wheelchair accessible and so are all elements of the guided tour, apart from Daniel O’Connell’s crypt which is accessed via steps.

    Yes, there is a pedestrian gateway linking Glasnevin Cemetery to the Botanic Gardens.

    See here for more information.