Irish History Tour

    Our Irish History Tour is always extremely popular with visitors and will give you a unique perspective on how Glasnevin Cemetery bore witness to key events such as the 1916 Rising, The War of Independence and the Civil War. You will also hear stories of the lives of some of the almost 1.5 million less well-known people who have their final resting place in Glasnevin.

    Weave through the stunning grounds of Ireland’s National Cemetery while our expert Tour Guides share the fascinating stories of iconic figures from Irish history who have been laid to rest here.

    Highlights of the Irish History Tour include:

    ● The resting places of: Charles Stewart Parnell, Eamon de Valera, Countess Markievicz, Maud Gonne, Michael Collins and many others
    ● A stop at the ornate crypt of Daniel O’Connell, legendary statesman and founder of Glasnevin Cemetery
    ● Insight into the intricate monuments and Celtic crosses that populate the grounds
    ● Stories of some of the less famous, but hugely interesting individuals who have been laid to rest in Glasnevin

    Your ticket includes entry into the Extra-ordinary Lives indoor exhibition. We recommend that you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your tour starting, to allow you to check in and browse the exhibition.


    Tour Times


    Monday - Sunday: 14:30 PM
    Friday - Sunday: 11:30 AM & 14:30 PM


    Monday - Sunday: 11:30 AM & 14:30 PM

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    Booking Recommended

    Public Tours €14
    (Concession €12)

    Family Ticket €40
    (2 Adults + up to 4 Children)

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    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 Extra-ordinary Lives exhibition. 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.