Plan Your Visit


    Our Heritage & Education services at Glasnevin Cemetery have reopened. For the coming months we will be operating a Winter schedule and will be open Wednesday – Sunday inclusive (closed Monday and Tuesday). For further details or to book tickets, click here. Please refer to our Burial Records & Genealogy services and Education at Experience Glasnevin for online resources and further information.  


    Please enjoy your visit safely 


    • Face coverings are required inside the Visitor Centre and are encouraged while on tour, for the protection of yourself and others, unless you're exempt.
    • We ask that you keep a safe distance apart during your visit. Staff are on-hand to advise and there are markers throughout the Visitor Centre to guide you. Please be considerate of other visitors and staff.
    • Hand sanitiser stations can be found throughout the Visitor Centre. Please wash or sanitise your hands regularly.
    • We've introduced extra cleaning measures for your protection.
    • Our café and gift shop will be open – contactless payment is preferred.
    • Please do not visit if you feel unwell or have Covid-19 symptoms.
    • Please follow government guidelines during your visit and avoid mixing with people outside of your household or support bubble while inside the Visitor Centre or on a guided tour.

    Contact Us

    Experience Glasnevin

    Glasnevin Cemetery
    Finglas Road
    Glasnevin
    Dublin 11, D11 XA32


    T: +353 (0)1 882 6550


    Ways to Explore


    Make a day of it...


    Go Your Own Way

    Our beautiful Victorian gardens and grounds are open to the public year round, in strict accordance with our  Covid-19 policy and latest government guidelines. Explore epic monuments and reflect on the stories of Irish life, carved in stone by generations of craftsmen - or let one of our expert guides do the talking. We are now operating tours Wednesday - Sunday, find out more.

    Relax & Recharge

    Enjoy Grand Café Triple certified coffee (Rainforest Alliance, organic and fairtrade), made by trained and passionate barista staff. Open daily, 10am-5pm.

    Botanic Gardens

    Find the secret gate and explore the beauty of the National Botanic Gardens. The gate goes through the wall on the Prospect Square side of the cemetery - discover more about our partnership with the Gardens.

    City Walking Tour

    Make the most of the 2.5km walk from Dublin city centre with our suggested walking trail, and discover the influence and impact of some of the people buried here along the way.

    Tickets & Booking

    Irish History Tour & Exhibitions Tickets
    Further information on tours and packages is available here.
    Booking is essential. Purchase tickets online.

    Information & Booking


    School Tours, Private Tours, Group Bookings & Events
    T: +353 (0)1 882 6570
    E: booking@dctrust.ie

    Extra-ordinary Lives Exhibition Tickets
    Further information on tours and packages is available here
    Purchase tickets at Ticket Desk (Visitor Centre)


    Audio Guides and Self-Guided Tour Maps

    Available from Ticket Desk (Visitor Centre)

    Due to government health and safety guidelines relating to Covid-19, please wear a face-covering at all times when inside the Visitor Centre. A limit on numbers inside the Visitor Centre will apply and there may be a short delay on entry.

    When it’s difficult to maintain a two metre distance, we ask visitors to follow HSE guidelines and wear a face covering on the tour. For more information, please visit the Government website.

    Opening Hours

    Opening daily, 9am - 5pm

    Visitors are welcome to enjoy the gardens and wander the cemetery, in line with Covid-19 regulations. Please refer to our Covid-19 policy and the Visiting page of Glasnevin Cemetery, and current Government guidelines.

    Open daily, 10am - 5pm

    The Tower Café is located next to the Visitor Centre. It is operated by The Caterers, who evolve their menus to adjust to new food trends, and pride themselves on using fresh wholesome ingredients. All freshly made cakes, scones, salads and artisan sandwiches are prepared on a daily basis.

    Outdoor seating is available. Indoor dining is available with proof of vaccination. 

    Open Wednesday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm

    Closed Monday and Tuesday  (Winter schedule)

    Toilets are located outside the Visitor Centre and are open daily, 10am - 5pm.

    Open Wednesday - Sunday

    Tours depart at 11.30am and 2.30pm 

    (Extended opening hours and a broader range of tours will commence in Spring 2022)

    Appointments & In-person Service
    Returning soon

    Online services are available. See Burial Records & Genealogy.

    Open Wednesday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm

    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 onsite 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 (Wed-Sun). 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.

     Facilities are available beside the Visitor Centre, where you will also find the Tower Café.