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Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

Photo: Peter Moloney

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

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Saturday 14 October, 10.30am – 2.00pm
Sunday 15 October, 12.00pm – 2.00pm

The design of the museum identified the need for a new building near the entrance to the cemetery, which would present in visual form the history of the cemetery and the achievements of those buried there. The Daniel O’Connell tower became a central point of reference of the composition. The new entrance area, it’s hard landscape, pavements and the new heritage building are organised along the lines radiating from the tower. The space for the heritage building is contained between the existing boundary wall and the new perforated curved wall. This wall points with one end towards the Daniel O’Connell Tower and embraces the adjoining graves, integrating into the overall composition. The roof over this space floats like a cloud.

First-come basis: Just turn up and look out for Open House Dublin volunteers. Tours at 10:30am, 12:00pm and 13:30pm on Saturday and at 12:00pm and 13:30pm on Sunday

Designed by: Wejchert Architects
Building Date: 2009
Location: Finglas Road, Glasenvin, Dublin 11

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