Glasnevin Cemetery Museum & Tours
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum has been awarded a Hall of Fame Certificate from Trip Advisor in 2018. This was awarded as the attraction has received a certificate of excellence for five consecutive years. Our award winning Museum Experience Permanent exhibitions at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum include 'City of the Dead', 'Prospect Gallery' and 'Milestone Gallery'. 'City of the Dead' is a history of the cemetery, Glasnevin Trust and even a reconstructed exhibition of how a grave robber conducted his grim business. The glazed 'Prospect Gallery' offers periodic historical exhibitions over a panoramic view of the cemetery along with information on it's marvellous array of funeral monuments and historic graves. The 'Milestone Gallery' is home to the Milestone Timeline, a never before attempted piece of exhibition design technology. This touch screen table contains 200 life stories spanning almost 200 years and also illustrates the links between the different people who tell the story of modern Ireland. Daily Public Tours Led by a team of experienced guides, the historical or 1916 Rising tour gives a valuable insight into this unique Victorian burial place and into the final resting place of the men and women who have helped shape Ireland's past and present. Our tours are very popular so we recommend to pre-book your tickets online. The now famous speech delivered by Patrick Pearse at the grave of Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa on 1st August, 1915, is re-enacted daily at 2.30pm by an actor dressed as Pearse in full uniform. O’Connell Tower Visitors can now climb the O’Connell Tower – Ireland’s tallest round tower for the first time in over 45 years. As you pass through the ornate crypt of Daniel O’Connell, you begin the journey to the top of the monument built in his honour.