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Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

Finglas Road, Dublin 11, Ireland
+353 1 882 6550
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$15*
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Ranked #2 of 218 Attractions in Dublin
Type: Cemeteries, Museums, Cultural
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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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173 reviews 173 reviews
89 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

WOW! In a word, WOW. What an incredible place. The aura is truly amazing. Walking among some of Irelands most famous people, people who literally shaped the countries history was inspiring and humbling. Our tour guide was incredibly interesting, and a great story teller. The route the tour took allowed us to 'live' the countries history as it kind of... More

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GlasnevinMuseum, Online Communications Officer at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, responded to this review

How do we reply to 'WOW' ? Thanks so much for the great review. Feedback is always very much appreciated, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and despite the cold weather you still went on the tour. Thanks again. By the way, really love the line "The route the tour took allowed us to 'live' the countries... More

Portarlington, Co. Laois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit, it's a very large cemetery with untold famous people buried there. Plus the history is amazing to see and hear.

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GlasnevinMuseum, Online Communications Officer at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing Glasnevin Cemetery Museum. Your feedback is very much appreciated, delighted you enjoyed your visit and recommend to others. One visit is never enough to see everything! More

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Glasnevin cemetery is well worth a visit. Here rests over 1million souls, including many of the most famous irish revolutionaries, including Michael Collins. The tour is fascinating, wrap up warm & be prepared to experience irish history at its best. The cemetery has been gradually restored & those who completed the restorations should be commended in a job well done.

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GlasnevinMuseum, Online Communications Officer at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for the great review. It's always really good to hear the cold or wet weather hasn't kept people away! Indeed, there is an ongoing effort to bring the cemetery back to it's original glory so thank you for the comments. More

Galway, Ireland
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We did this tour last Monday and can highly recommend it. It's a place we've always wanted to visit and now that we are retired we had no excuse. Our Guide was Francis and he was a mine of information. It was great to be able to see the final resting places of so many famous people from our history... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Had a tour of the cemetery, with paddy. It was full of information regarding the last 100 years of Irish history, with very little obvious bias. Well worth doing.

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GlasnevinMuseum, Online Communications Officer at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing us here at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum. Great feedback, we try very hard to get across the history of this incredible island. Really appreciate such great comments. Thank you. More

Newbridge, Ireland
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Even though it was raining on the day we visited, I have to say that our tour guide Deirdre made the experience come alive for us. There was so much history. The delivery was done with in such a positive way and even humour that there was a great balance in how she related what could have been harrowing. The... More

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GlasnevinMuseum, Online Communications Officer at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing Glasnevin Cemetery Museum. Feedback is always very much appreciated, we strive to be one of the best tours and we are delighted to hear our visitors think so. It is also great to hear feedback for the current exhibition, apologies for the weather! Glad it didn't keep you away. Thanks again. More

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

Great visit, great historic tour, makes you feel so proud to be irish and I learnt so much. It's unique, informative full of irish history and fill with the characters of dublin and Ireland. Do make the trip, you won't regret it!

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GlasnevinMuseum, Online Communications Officer at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, responded to this review

Thank you! What a great review. We really appreciate people taking the time to review us, great to hear you enjoyed your visit and recommend to others. Thanks again. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

He tour took 90 minutes but felt like 10. Highly informative and absorbing but at the same time funny and interesting. Couldn't recommended it more!

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GlasnevinMuseum, Online Communications Officer at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, we always appreciate feedback and take all comments onboard. The 'too long or too short' comment is always something we can look at further. Delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit. Thanks again. More

Navan, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Went here with friends on a typical Irish autumn Sunday (a mixture of drizzle and sunshine). We arrived early and were informed that the next tour was at 2.30pm. This gave us time to look at the exhibition inside which included a section on the First World War. We also had time to frequent the cafe which is bright and... More

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GlasnevinMuseum, Online Communications Officer at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for the review. Delighted to hear you enjoyed the Tour and Museum visit. We appreciate feedback and always look at ways we can make the visitor experience better so sorry to hear you felt the Café is a little expensive, if you could let us know what items in particular we can relay the information to them. Thanks... More

Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

A place where great Irish men and women are buried, wonderful landscaped gardens, great for a Sunday stroll through history....

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GlasnevinMuseum, Online Communications Officer at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing Glasnevin Cemetery Museum. Totally agree, it is really a very beautiful place for stroll. You will always leave the Cemetery having learnt something new. Thanks again. More

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