History, like no other

    Glasnevin Cemetery has been at the heart of some of the key moments and events in modern Irish History. Many of the iconic figures from that history are buried here: Daniel O'Connell, Michael Collins, Eamon de Valera, and Countess Markievicz to name just a few.

    Glasnevin is also the final resting place of almost 1.5 million people you will not have heard of; but behind every name, and beneath every headstone, there is the story of a life lived, of a unique individual’s experiences, joys and sorrows.

    Glasnevin is now a significant destination for visitors, tourists and scholars who wish to learn more of the people and events which shaped the Ireland of today. It is a place of extraordinary social, cultural and historical significance that has earned it the title Ireland’s National Cemetery.

    Signature Tours & Attractions

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    O'Connell Tower Climb

    Now available to book, take a breathtaking ascent from the crypt to the top of Ireland's tallest round tower, the iconic monument built in honour of Daniel O'Connell.

    Dead Interesting Tour

    Encounter the extraordinary, unusual and intriguing lives of some of the less well-known people buried here. (Re-opening from Spring 2022.)

    School Tours

    Engaging educational experiences that are tailored to the age and interests of all learners.

    Self-Guided & Audio Tours

    We offer an audio guide (includes exhibition) and map combination which enables you to explore a selection of the key graves in Glasnevin Cemetery at your own pace. The audio guide is available available from Visitor Centre Ticket Desk in: English, Irish, French, Italian, Spanish and German.

    Adult €8 or Concession €6

    Education & Specialist Tours


    School Tours

    Engaging educational experiences that are tailored to the age and interests of all learners coming soon.

    Tailored Tours

    Specialist tours tailored to suit your interests - explore our literary and cultural heroes, the famous women of Irelands history, or the local and global events that shaped our nation.