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, Éamon 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.

    More Tours

    O'Connell Tower Climb

    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.

    Extra-ordinary Lives Exhibition

    Located on the first floor of the Visitor Centre, the  Extra-ordinary Lives exhibition is centred around the surprising stories of more than 20 people who have their final resting place in Glasnevin Cemetery.

    Dead Interesting Tour

    Seasonal Availability
    Join an expert tour guide on a fascinating journey through the hidden depths of Glasnevin Cemetery in our Dead Interesting Tour. Stroll along beautiful tree-lined paths and hear stories of both the ordinary and the extra-ordinary.

    Mid Terms Tales Tour

    Seasonal Availability 
    The Children's Mid-Term Tales tour is adapted specifically for kids, and tells the tales of graverobbing, body-snatching, tragic zoo keepers, a visit to the crypt of Daniel O'Connell and other incredible accounts of Irish history which reside within the walls of Glasnevin Cemetery.

    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 & Speciality Tours

    School Tours

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

    Speciality Tours

    Speciality 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.