Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery, County Dublin

Glasnevin Museum & Cemetery, County Dublin

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Glasnevin Museum and Cemetery offers a dynamic interpretation of Ireland’s history told through the lives of the people buried in Ireland’s necropolis.Theyhave access to a rich narrative of Ireland told through the stories of Daniel O’Connell, Charles Stewart Parnell, Michael Collins, Eamon DeValera, Countess Marckievicz and Brendan Behan to name but a few. Itoffers daily tours and interactive exhibitions.

Parking is available on site. The museum and the tour are wheelchair accessible.

Glasnevin Museum is easily accessed by public transport from the city center by bus number 140. The Glasnevin Trust shop has plenty to choose from for the perfect gift including heritage books, designer craft ware and jewellery. The Tower Cafe located in the museum serves high quality food and refreshments and is available for group bookings. A number of pubs and restaurants are located in the vicinity. John Kavanagh's known locally as the Grave Diggers is located at the original gate of the cemetery and shares in a wealth of history.

Glasnevin has over 1.5 million burial records which date from 1828 to the present day, covering not only Glasnevin Cemetary but also the cemeteries of Palmerstown, Goldenbridge, Dardistown and Newlandscross. These incredible records are an important genealogy tool for people involved in researching their family trees with workstations in Glasnevin available to the general public to access these records from. There are small fees depending on what kind of record you are looking for, however it is free to access the Results Preview Grid.

 

Glasnevin Museum is situated beside the National Botanic Gardens, with access to the Gardens from the Cemetery due to open in September 2013.

 

Tours: Tours daily. (seasonal changes)

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