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Dead Interesting Tour at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Dublin

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Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
Finglas Rd, Glasnevin, Dublin, D11 H2TH, Ireland
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    Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    This guided tour takes in an alternative view of the varied heritage that Ireland's largest cemetery holds and the history within its walls. You will learn of its sculpture, symbolism, architecture, art, sporting heroes, natural life and much more. With lesser known stories of extraordinary lives and extraordinary events this is a tour that is for both the well acquainted with the cemetery and those who have never visited before, the secret history of Ireland’s most well known cemetery.
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Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
Finglas Rd, Glasnevin, Dublin, D11 H2TH, Ireland
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Departure Point
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Finglas Rd, Glasnevin, Dublin, D11 H2TH, Ireland
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Guided 'Dead Interesting' tour led by a professional, passionate and knowledgeable guide
  • Admission to Glasnevin Cemetery Museum and the museumis immersive exhibits
  • Select discounts in the museum shop - home to a terrific collection of gift items and mementos
  • Re-enactment of Patrick Pearse's speech at the grave of O'Donovan Rossa (subject to availability)
  • Entry/Admission - Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Parking Fees
  • Private transportation
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The O'Connell Tower is now open to the public - you can now climb Ireland's largest round tower and experience heritage at a height! Once at the top, you will enjoy 360 degree panoramic views of the sprawling grounds of the cemetery, the city of Dublin, Wicklow and the Irish Sea. Please enquire at reception for more information regarding booking and admission rates. (Tower admission can be purchased as an add-on to your tour on site) Please note - age restrictions apply to O'Connell Tower.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Meet the Ancestors! Glasnevin Trust's burial records, 1.5 million of them (and counting), date back to 1828 many of which are available to access anywhere at any time on our online database. Resident Genealogist, Lynn Brady MGSI is on site from 10am - 5pm, Monday - Friday. She has helped people from all corners of the globe to delve deeper into their Irish heritage.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • The Easter 1916 Rising Tours return to Glasnevin Cemetery! This Easter, Glasnevin will hold guided tours of the graves of combatants and civilians involved in, and affected by the 1916 Rising, telling the story of the dramatic events of over a century ago that shaped Ireland as we know it today. These tours will run at 3:00pm daily from Good Friday, April 10th to Easter Monday, April 13th. Visit our website for more information.
  • If you have developed a taste for researching your family history or have a passion for genealogy, you do not want to miss out on Glasnevin’s next Genealogy Seminar taking place on Saturday, April 18th from 9:30am – 4:30pm. This promises to be an exciting event with a range of presentations from specialists on the day and information hubs dedicated to various records. There will be handouts and research packs full of hints and tips for you take away!
  • Visit our website to learn more about the range of experiences, tours and workshops available.
  • Visit the museum shop, home to a terrific collection of Irish crafts, jewellery, mementos, historical books, and other interesteing gift items.
  • Stop for a bite to eat at the Tower Café - a popular pit stop for locals and visitors alike!
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Paula S wrote a review Mar 2020
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My brother and I decided to do the 'Dead Interesting' tour at the weekend. We assumed (wrongly) that it would be about the rebels buried in the cemetery (which is also a great tour BTW), but instead it was an interesting tour of the lesser known characters buried there. It was
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Date of experience: March 2020
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472Patricia wrote a review Mar 2020
Dublin, Ireland2 contributions1 helpful vote
We did the Dead Interesting tour on a cold and windy Sunday afternoon which could have encouraged us to parachute out of this 90 minute walking tour of Glasnevin Cemetry. However, our tour guide Niall Oman gave us an enthralling, amusing and really well informed tour of the
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Glasnevin Cemet... M, Digital Marketing Officer at Dead Interesting Tour at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a kind and detailed review, good to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Thanks Kate
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Ana S wrote a review Feb 2020
6 contributions2 helpful votes
The best tour in Dublin. It was windy but the time passed so fast! We wish we memorized all the stories. The fact that there are more ordinary people stories than political ones is the best part. Very good!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Glasnevin Cemet... M, Digital Marketing Officer at Dead Interesting Tour at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
Responded 12 Feb 2020
Hello, It is great to read that you enjoyed the tour. Thanks for taking the time to review us. Best Kate
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Anthony Kelly wrote a review Feb 2020
Dublin, Ireland3 contributions1 helpful vote
Bridget Sheeran was a legend, a great tour. It was lovely. Rocks and squirels galore. A host of stories and history
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Response from Glasnevin Cemet... M, Digital Marketing Officer at Dead Interesting Tour at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
Responded 12 Feb 2020
Hello, It is great to hear that you found the experience here enjoyable. Thanks for taking the time to review us. Best Kate
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nfitzger2018 wrote a review Feb 2020
Dublin, Ireland10 contributions1 helpful vote
I'm a tour guide and went on the cemetery tour for the first time with a group of other guide colleagues. The tour was great and I left with a some new stories and interesting things go research. Thanks Bridget
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Response from Glasnevin Cemet... M, Digital Marketing Officer at Dead Interesting Tour at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
Responded 12 Feb 2020
Hello, It is great to hear that you had a good time here. Thanks for taking the time to review us. Best Kate
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Elaine B
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Excellent tour
Myself and my family did this tour for my Dad's birthday. We went for the full experience which included being able
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Nick M
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Wonderfully Engaging and Humorous
Bought the full experience and it was a bargain for €22. Went for by bday March 11th with my partner. The tour guid
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MPMKM
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Irish History
A very interesting cemetery to walk through. Loads of Irish luminaries and historical figures. At the end of the
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orniamh
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Great Tours
This is a very interesting place to take a tour, definitely not your everyday place to visit but Glasnevin Cemetery
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International Women's Day Tour with Bridget
Thank you Bridget for a wonderful tour on International Women's Day. What a shame if this tour is only offered once
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International Women's day Tour
I visited with my Mum for the International Womens day tour with Bridget. Bridget was absolutely brilliant, very in
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Glasnevin Cemetery
Very interesting tour! Liain(?) : great storyteller and very well informative!! Very impressed to hear the Irish hi
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International Women's Day Tour
Marvellous to celebrate International Women's Day 2020 on the Women's Tour of Glasnevin Cemetery. The wonderful tou
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Women's international day
What a wonderful event to celebrate International Women's Day. Despite the wind, rain, cold and hailstones, Bridget
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Hilary B
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Don't miss it if you're i terested in Irish history
We really enjoyed the whole experience from the booking hall, the restaurant and the exhibition. We especially lik
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dearbhlad2018
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Extremely Interesting Day out!
Visited Glasnevin Cemetery with my father and we had a fantastic time! Our tour guide, Niall Oman had an astounding
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Amazing Women's Tour 8th March
Bridget guided us for a 2.5 hour tour featuring amazing detail and facts about some of the strong, interesting and
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J1950HSlindah
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Amazing Tour, learned so much
Brigid was our tour guide for the International Women's day tour and what a tour guide she was. It was supposed to
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OldGalwegian
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Absolutely marvelous
My wife, youngest son and I each thoroughly enjoyed this cemetery tour guided by Niall Oman. Niall is, we understan
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