Third-level & Language Schools

    Ireland's history, uniquely told

    Experience Glasnevin offers engaging tours and programmes for Third-level learners and Language School students, exploring Ireland's unique social and political history through the incredible stories of those buried here. We invite students to deepen their knowledge and understanding of Ireland's place in Europe's development, contemplate our recent history, learn new skills and share new memories.

    Third-level Programmes

    Tour Guiding Programme

    During this engaging two-part programme participants will explore and learn the importance of the tourism industry, how to manage customer service, and all the techniques used by our experienced guides to deliver a successful tour.

    A feature on many third-level courses, this programme is ideal for students of heritage and culture, local history, tourism, undergraduate arts and communications. 

    Part one focusses on research skills and training. Part two involves applied learning - participants step into the shoes of the tour guide to perform, inform and entertain their audience. Each participant will receive individualised feedback from an experienced tour guide and those who complete the programme will receive a Certificate of Achievement. 

    Tours & Workshops

    Why visit?

    • Tours are delivered by expert guides, designed to enthral and engage.
    • 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 - Sunday
    Subject to availability

    Booking Essential


    Guided History Tour

    Our signature tour explores the key figures from Irish history and culture who have been laid to rest within these grounds - Michael Collins, Charles Stewart Parnell, Éamon de Valera, Countess Markievicz, Maud Gonne MacBride and many more. The site spans 124 acres, displaying a vast array of ornate sculptures, Celtic crosses and monuments to our past, set in beautifully landscaped Victorian gardens.

    Dead Interesting Tour

    Aptly named 'Dead Interesting', this tour gives an alternative view of the varied heritage that Ireland's largest cemetery holds and the history within its walls. It provides a valuable insight into this unique Victorian burial place by telling the unusual and quirky stories of some of the lesser known personalities buried within its walls. Visitors will also learn of the sculpture, symbolism, architecture, art, sporting heroes, horticulture, natural life and much more.

    You will visit the graves and hear the stories of little known figures such as:
    • Maria Higgins, a woman who died once yet was buried twice in Glasnevin Cemetery.
    • The man who cut the ribbon and opened Sydney Harbour Bridge when he wasn't meant to.
    • The reason behind the walls and watchtowers of Glasnevin Cemetery.

    Women's Tour

    Celebrate the women of Glasnevin Cemetery from rebels to romantics. Explore the lives of suffragettes, artists, heroines and trailblazers. Learn more about the famous and the not so famous women who are buried within Glasnevin Cemetery.

    Literature & Culture Tour

    Take a tour in the footsteps of some of the literary and cultural figures resting within the walls of Glasnevin Cemetery featuring writers, artists and musicians. Hear about the famous and the forgotten.

    1916 Easter Rising Tour

    Glasnevin cemetery has a unique connection to the 1916 Easter Rising. Explore the events of Easter 1916 through the experiences of many of those involved in the Rising and buried in Glasnevin.

    Shared History Tour

    The First World War, the 1916 Easter Rising and The War of Independence have all been pivotal events in Ireland's History. From Royal Engineers and Irish Guardsmen to Irish Volunteers and Statesmen, this tour seeks to explore the lives of those involved in these events.

    Tailor a Tour

    On request we can incorporate additional elements of interest into our signature History Tour - including Military History, Labour History and the architecture of a Garden Cemetery.

    Bespoke tours must be booked at least two weeks in advance and are subject to availability. 

    Tour Bookings & Information 

    T: +353 (0)1 882 6570

    Language School Tours

    Experience Glasnevin offers a unique and interesting introduction to Irish History. Students wishing to explore Irish Heritage will come away with new knowledge and many memories. 

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

    • Introduces students to the unique and interesting history of Glasnevin Cemetery.
    • Explores many events in Ireland's past.
    • Allows students to view artwork for which Irish culture is renowned.
    • Links Irish History to wider events in European History.
    • Fees are €8.00 per student

    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.