Secondary School Education & Tours

    Discover and Learn

    Experience Glasnevin offers engaging school tours, workshops and resources that are closely linked to the learning outcomes of Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate History. Unique workshops and tours are also available for Transition Year classes. Classroom links include:

    Junior Cycle History

    Strand One: The Nature of History
    Strand Two: The History of Ireland

    Leaving Certificate History

    Ireland and the Union, 1815-1870
    Movements for Reform, 1870-1914
    Sovereignty and Partition, 1912-49

    'Our students were amazed at the sheer volume of historical personalities buried in Glasnevin...Visiting really allowed them to be part of the history.' 

    Foyle College

    Glasnevin Cemetery Learning Portal

    Explore our new and exciting interactive platform, and discover the history of Glasnevin Cemetery. 

    Featuring direct links to both Primary and Post-Primary studies, this online platform will support and engage students in their discovery of the past.

    Classroom Resources

    Specialist learning packs are provided to all teachers to supplement on-site learning such as tours and workshops, featuring tailored information to help your class get the most out of their visit. We are also pleased to offer a range of educational resources, which may be downloaded and printed.

    Éamon De Valera
    Revolutionary Politician and President of Ireland

    Classroom Links:

    Junior Cycle: 2.4, 2.8 & 1.10
    Leaving Certificate: The Pursuit of Sovereignty and the Impact of Partition, 1912–1949

    Download PDF

    Countess Markievicz
    Revolutionary Suffragette and Politician

    Classroom Links:
    Junior Cycle: 2.4 & 2.9
    Leaving Certificate: The Pursuit of Sovereignty and the Impact of Partition, 1912–1949

    Download PDF

    Elizabeth O'Farrell
    Nurse and Revolutionary

    Classroom Links:
    Junior Cycle: 2.4 & 1.5
    Leaving Certificate: The Pursuit of Sovereignty and the Impact of Partition, 1912–1949

    Download PDF

    Michael Collins
    Revolutionary Politician and Military Leader

    Classroom Links:
    Junior Cycle: 2.4 
    Leaving Certificate: The Pursuit of Sovereignty and the Impact of Partition, 1912–1949

    Download PDF

    The Funeral of Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa

    Classroom Links:
    Junior Cycle: 1.7, 1.10 & 2.4
    Leaving Certificate: The Pursuit of Sovereignty and the Impact of Partition, 1912–1949

    Download PDF

    On This Day
    Working as a Historian

    Classroom Links:
    Junior Cycle: 1.1, 1.5, 1.8, 1.11, 2.9 & 2.11

    Ag Obair Mar Staraí

    Classroom Links:
    Junior Cycle: 1.5, 1.8, 1.11 & 2.4

    Download PDF

    Transition Year Project
    Research History

    Download PDF

    Grave Negotiations
    The Irish Signatories of the Anglo-Irish Treaty and Glasnevin Cemetery

    Classroom Links:
    Junior Cycle: 1.2 & 2.4   
    Leaving Certificate: The Pursuit of Sovereignty and the Impact of Partition, 1912–1949

    Interactive Online Resource

    Discover more

    Click here for more resources for younger and older learners - including At Home Activity Packs to keep curious minds occupied.

    Tours & Workshops

    Why visit?

    Tours are delivered by expert guides, designed to enthral and engage.

    • Tours can be tailored to the needs of your class and cross-curricular options are available.
    • CBA focused tours on request.
    • The Guided History Tour is available in Irish (subject to guide availability).
    • Bespoke learning packs are sent in advance of your visit.
    • Our Genealogist can support class access to the digitised records of Glasnevin Cemetery.
    • Delve deeper into the past through our interactive exhibits.

    Contact & Booking

    Education and Learning


    Monday - Friday
    Subject to availability

    Booking Essential

    Guided History Tour

    Our unique History Tour gives students the opportunity to explore the diversity of Irish life since 1800. They will discover more about individuals and events that are central to the Decade of Centenaries. Topics include: Catholic Emancipation, Home Rule, World War One, the 1916 Rising, the War of Independence, and the Civil War. Fee per student: €7.00 

    First World War Tour

    Explore the individual experiences of Irish men and women during the Great War. Introduce your class to the history of Glasnevin Cemetery. Discover the experiences of individual Irish Soldiers, Workers in Munitions Factories, and Civilians. Fee per student: €7.00

    Artefacts Handling Session

    Teachers - you have the option to add a WW1 Artefact Handling Session to your tour. Students can get to grips with original artefacts from the time of the war. They have a unique opportunity to handle artefacts, ask questions, and to connect with the past. Fee per student: €8.50 (Inc. Tour & Artefact Handling Session)

    CBA Focused Tour

    Classroom Based Assessment

    We can adapt our guided tour to further:

    • Support student investigation into the history of Glasnevin Cemetery.
    • Introduce students to a variety of topics and ideas for their CBA projects.
    • Examine museum displays with a focus on class projects.
    Please get in touch if you would like to book this tour option.

    Transition Year Tour Guiding Programme

    Our one of a kind Transition Year Tour Guiding Programme is designed to give students an experience of the real life world of Tour Guiding! Students have the opportunity to develop skills in research and public speaking. This programme consists of two visits to Glasnevin Cemetery.

    Visit One: Learn about the tourism industry, customer service, and the skills needed to research and deliver a tour. An expert tour guide will demonstrate and explain these skills.

    In the Classroom: Students carry out their own historical research and create a unique presentation.

    Visit Two: Students step into the shoes of a tour guide and present to their class at the grave of a historical figure. A Certificate of Completion is presented to all who fully complete the Tour Guiding Programme.

    Total cost €8.00 per student - two visits inclusive. (This programme can be adapted for other year groups on request.)


    Plan Your Tour

    Our experienced Group Bookings team are happy to answer any questions you have. Find frequently asked questions, information on supervision and Code of Conduct for School and Youth Group Bookings here.

    Explore Online

    O'Connells Crypt

    Take a unique 360 degree virtual tour of the incredible interior of O'Connell's crypt and the top of the tower above.

    City of the Dead

    Discover burial practices and traditions through the ages and fascinating stories of the "after life" from religious cultures around the world.