Glasnevin Cemetery Tour in Dublin
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Enjoy a glimpse back in time to Victorian Dublin on a 1.5-hour walking tour of the Glasnevin Cemetery, winner of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014. Explore the cemetery, where some 1.5 million Irish people lay buried, and hear your guide explain the fascinating life stories of the people who have shaped the Ireland we know today, from authors and politicians to thieves and rebels. Then, visit the museum independently and learn more about the lives of many of the cemetery’s most important residents!
Dublin’s Glasnevin Cemetery first opened in the 19th century, and went on to become the final resting place of an estimated 1.5 million Irish citizens. Step back in time and enjoy a tour of the cemetery with your knowledgeable guide. Hear of the tall tales and daring deeds of many of the country’s famous (and infamous) characters from bygone times, and remember the old adage that sometimes truth is stranger than fiction!After meeting your guide outside the cemetery, visit the O'Connell Crypt, the resting place of Daniel O’Connell: one of Ireland’s most important citizens and the man responsible for a tireless campaign for Catholic emancipation in the early 19th century. See the famous O’Connell Tower, and learn how it has benefited from comprehensive restoration work in recent years.As you walk around, learn of the many heroes of this great nation that have since passed away. Your guide might take you to the grave of Michael Collins, an Irish revolutionary whose grave still receives floral tributes today, or perhaps the resting place of Constance Markievicz, the first woman to be elected to the British House of Commons.
- Tour of glasnevin cemetery
- Professional guide
- Admission to glasnevin cemetery museum
- Genealogy voucher (approx. value 5 euros)
- Select discounts in the museum's shop and cafe
What isn't included
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off