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Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

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Address: Finglas Road, Dublin 11, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 882 6550
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Description: Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum are both the guardians and storytellers for...
Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum are both the guardians and storytellers for over 1.5 million people. From the ordinary to the truly extraordinary, these people helped shape the Ireland of today. We want to share their stories and times with you through tours of the cemetery, a visit to the museum or through a genealogy search for your family history. We are a not-for-profit organisation and all proceeds are used to sustain and improve our cemeteries to ensure they are places of beauty, interest and intrigue.
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Glasnevin Cemetery Tour in Dublin

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The Museum was well laid out and a fascinating insight to the social history of Dublin. The café was excellent and good value. Beautiful surroundings .... even though it is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

The Museum was well laid out and a fascinating insight to the social history of Dublin. The café was excellent and good value. Beautiful surroundings .... even though it is a cemetery. The tour was enlightening and entertaining, in no small part due to our guide, Liam, who was knowledgeable and witty. Most enjoyable. Would recommend it to anyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Absolutely wonderful tour,with Bridget, our Guide. Before we went on the Tour, it started to rain and I asked a Gentleman at Reception if I could borrow an umbrella. Andrew on Reception, take a bow, he gave me a loan of an umbrella on the understanding I would return it (so many people do not return them) Andrew, I hope... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Finally got to pay a visit to Glasnevin Cemetery and was not let down by any aspect of the trip, from the museum at the beginning to the cup of coffee at the end and everything in between. Tour guide excellent with a little humour thrown in(in a cemetery).We the Irish had in the past and still have some impact... More 

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Went on tour with a friend. Tour guide Jade was both eloquent and witty. Even though I have a good knowledge of Irish history I found the tour to be both entertaining and informative. Jade's passion for her subject matter came through in the stories and anecdotes she told of the various historic figures whose graves we visited. Highlight of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We visited Glasnevin Cemetery as part of a Rick Steves tour. The on-site guide was extremely knowledgeable, humorous and engaging. We learned a lot about the history of Ireland. We also enjoyed the best cup of cappuccino that we have had in Ireland. I would highly recommend a visit to Glasnevin Cemetery.

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Saint Helens, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We only took part in the museum only tour which had interesting bits of history about the cemetery and events such as body snatching. We explored the cemetery ourselves, some of the graves are stunning and good to see that old ones are being renovated. The on site shop is well priced and happy to see that the proceeds go... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Fascinating, well worth a trip. Nice cafe the most amazing selection of headstones. Also pop to the Gravediggers Arms to step back in time. Apparently serves the best pint in Dublin!

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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed the museum and tour of the cemetery. Paddy the tour guide was very informative and combined history with humour. If you use the blue route on the hop on hop off red bus tour, you get dropped off at the museum entrance.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Decide to finally visit Glasnevin for the tour and I was so glad we did. We found the tour to be very detailed but rushed...loved Bridget our guide, she knew her stuff.. The tour was the last one of the day...half three and there were about twenty in the group of different ages and nationalities. We were shown the general... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We were intrigued on our last trip to Dublin so when we went last week we HAD to visit the cemetery. We weren't let down, it was very eerie & quite spectacular. You kind of forget it's an active graveyard so it's important to be very respectful of course. We walked around on our own without the tour. It's a... More 

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