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.

    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.

    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.