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Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

Address: Finglas Road, Dublin 11, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 882 6550
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Ranked #1 of 603 things to do in Dublin
Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum are both the guardians and storytellers...
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Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: 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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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

we spent two and a half hours in Glasnevin Cemetery and we can't wait to go back again. We browsed around while waiting for our tour to begin. Each and every section was so interesting. We set out for our tour with our guide"Paddy". What a laugh we had with him, he was without biase about our historic and political... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I stumbled across this cemetery by accident when I visited the botanical gardens. I wish I had taken a guided tour. The day was sunny and I walked around the site and realised how old and important the cemetery was.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The tour guide was soooo interesting and held our attention for the whole tour It was spectacular Kept in suspense and questions answered in the most informative detail Without a doubt everyone in Dublin and visitors to Dublin must visit the graveyard and do the tour Amazing and highly recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Without doubt the most interesting tour in Ireland. Excellent tour guides brought it to life and the roll-call of famous Irish buried here was mind-blowing!Michael Collins' grave is a particular highlight.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This visit was a bit strange - arrived on the City Sightseeing tour - Blue route takes you there, the bus arrived in the middle of a funeral cortege - bit embarrassing to say the least. I had tea and cake in the cafe to warm up (braved the top deck of the bus). I didn't have much time here... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We took the tour of the Cemetery for the first time since the passing of the late great Shane MacThomais. But our guide Niall is carrying on the tradition of story telling and Irish history with typical Dublin wit. Would highly recommend the tour to visitors and locals alike.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

So much more interesting and enjoyable than I expected and I was expecting a lot! Every Irish person should visit here at least once!

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This is such an interesting place to visit. It is like a who's who of Irish history, so many famous names all together. The cemetery is also beautifully kept and lovely to walk around. Amazing that the grave of Michael Collins has flowers all the time sent by devoted female admirers! The grave of Parnell is my favourite. You can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Fantastic. You get to know your Irish history. Fantastic tour, very informative and happy staff. Would recommend definitely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

A great way to spend your afternoon. Tour was brilliant both indoors and outside. There was an interesting audio visual too. Cemetery is full of very interesting historical 'spirits' and the tour guides bring it all alive!

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