Dead Interesting Tour

    (Re-opening early 2022.)

    This 45-60 minute outdoor tour is designed for those with an interest in a broader range of stories from Glasnevin Cemetery. If you only have an hour to spare, or if you don’t want a History-focussed experience, this is the tour for you.

    Wander through our stunning grounds with an experienced Tour Guide and hear stories of fascinating figures and the sculptures & monuments that are dotted throughout.

    Highlights of the Dead Interesting Tour include:

    • The curious tale of Maria Higgins - the woman who died once, and was buried twice…
    • A look at the eccentric Francis de Groot who opened the Sydney Harbour Bridge - although he wasn’t asked to!
    • Bill Stephens, the Dublin Lion-Tamer who died at a tragically young age.
    • Stories of great characters like writer Brendan Behan, Dubliner Luke Kelly, and Liam Whelan, the young Manchester Utd. star who died in the Munich Air Crash

      Tour Times

    This tour will be available from 2022

      Plan Your Visit

      Ticket Information

    Booking is currently suspended

    Tours Led by Expert Guides

    The key elements of our tours at Glasnevin Cemetery are the individuals laid to rest here – iconic figures from history and the less well-known – and our Tour Guides, who are extremely skilled and always highly-commended by audiences.

    All of our tours begin and end in our state-of-the art Visitor Centre. Here, you can view displays, videos and interactive media in both the City of the Dead and the Prospect Gallery. This will give you an intriguing introduction to your visit and set the scene for the outdoor tour which follows. Your Tour Guide will meet you in the Prospect Gallery and commence the outdoor tour from there.