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Join an expert tour guide on a fascinating journey through the hidden depths of Glasnevin Cemetery on our new Extra-ordinary Lives Tour.
The stories of a nation are held within the walls of Glasnevin Cemetery. Established in 1832 as a burial place for all people, this unique garden cemetery grew from humble origins to become Ireland’s largest and most storied cemetery.
Stroll along beautiful tree-lined paths and hear stories of both the ordinary and the extra-ordinary. This includes visits to the resting place of renowned writer Brendan Behan, poet and novelist Rosa Mulholland, as well as an insight into the earliest history of Glasnevin with our first burial, young Michael Carey in February 1832.
With 1.5 million people buried in Glasnevin, every plot has a story.
The key elements of our tours at Glasnevin Cemetery are the individuals laid to rest here – iconic figures from history and the less well-known – and our Tour Guides, who are extremely skilled and always highly-commended by audiences.
All of our tours begin and end in our state-of-the art Visitor Centre. Here, you can view displays, videos and interactive media in both the City of the Dead and the Prospect Gallery. This will give you an intriguing introduction to your visit and set the scene for the outdoor tour which follows. Your Tour Guide will meet you in the Prospect Gallery and commence the outdoor tour from there.