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Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Dublin

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The history of Ireland is narrated by Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, home to award-winning exhibits and the guardian of personal stories for over 1.5 million people buried there. Dedicated to the known and the unknown who shaped the country's history and helped create the modern nation, the museum covers the burial rituals and beliefs of those who found their final resting place at the cemetery. While there, you can tour the graveyard itself or conduct a genealogy search for your family's history. Within the museum, pay special attention to the Milestone Gallery's timeline, an interactive exhibit outlining the lives of some of the most famous figures buried at the cemetery. Use our Dublin travel route builder app to add Glasnevin Cemetery Museum and other attractions to your Dublin vacation plans.
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  • Been to Glasnevin Cemetery several times over the years but there is always something new to be learnt! A very cold day but it was all made very easy by the lovely Lauren, an excellent guide. Highly.....  more
    Been to Glasnevin Cemetery several times over the years but there is always something new to be learnt! A very cold day but it was all made very easy by the lovely Lauren, an excellent guide. Highly.....  more »
  • Great tour with the very knowledgeable, friendly and funny Lauren. If your thinking about going you really should. Even in the cold the hour and a half flew by. 
    Great tour with the very knowledgeable, friendly and funny Lauren. If your thinking about going you really should. Even in the cold the hour and a half flew by.  more »
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  • Another beautiful place in Dublin. There are many well known people who are buried here. You can enter for free or pay for the museum. We opted for entry and walked around with map. There are soo many things to see in this cemetery. One recommendation I have is stop at the cafe get something to eat or drink before walking this cemetery. You can literally walk for hours which to me came as a pleasant surprise as I have never really been a cemetery visitor but I can say this place has changed that. You can get here by bus relatively easy. Last thing is look at the pictures in the reviews to give you idea of what to expect.
  • A fantastic way to spend a couple of hours learning some Irish history. Katy, the guide for my tour, was knowledgeable and engaging. Beautifully kept cemetery with interesting stories, including a speech given at the burial of Rossa. Fantastic and well worth the ticket price, which also included going up O'Connell's tower which has its own potted history.

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