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“Delve into Ireland's history” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
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Glasnevin Cemetery Tour in Dublin
Ranked #2 of 498 things to do in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
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“Delve into Ireland's history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013

Huge cemetary just outside Dublin city centre. The who's who of Irish history are buried here. The tour doesn't give a full cemetary tour, which we were hoping for, but does give a great insight to Dublin's long and illustrious history.

Visited November 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Great day out!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013

Really enjoyed this tour. I had been meaning to do it for ages & it did not disappoint! Great day out for the family. I'd highly recommend it.

Visited February 2013
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Frankfurt, Germany
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“Beautiful Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

It's a very beautiful setting and there is a nice hike you can go on to soak it all in. We stopped by here from our tour with Wild Wicklow. (very recommended tour with Dennis O'Reilly)

Visited January 2013
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Dublin
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

A must for Dubliners and visitors alike, its an interesting tour and all the family enjoyed it. You could go again and again and still learn something new.

Visited September 2012
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“Modern Irish History in 120 acres”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

A visit to this attraction will give one a great understanding of modern Ireland and how it has developed. If you want to learn more about the Liberator, Daniel O'Connell, then the Museum at Glasnevin is terrific. History comes 'alive' during a visit here as you recall the famous people whose graves you visit. Then when one considers that there are 1.3 million buried in the cemetery and that the majority were 'ordinary people' and that there are people of all religions and none lying side by side, it certainly makes one ask the question - what is life all about? You can browse through the Museum, have a break in the Restaurant, then take a guided walking tour round the cemetery, and trace a relative in the geneology department when you return and you will have had a very interesting experience.

Visited January 2013
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