Experience Glasnevin – Ireland’s National Cemetery and Visitor Centre - Open House Dublin 2024

Experience Glasnevin – Ireland’s National Cemetery and Visitor Centre

Glasnevin Cemetery, Glasnevin Cemetery, Finglas Road, Glasnevin, Dublin

Dates & Times
  • Friday 13th October:
  • 12pm – 1pm
  • 2pm – 3pm
Tour type
  • Outdoor Tour
  • Walking Tour

Glasnevin is also the final resting place of almost 1.5 million people you will not have heard of; but behind every name, and beneath every headstone, there is the story of a life lived, of a unique individual’s experiences, joys and sorrows.

The cemetery itself was founded as part of the garden cemetery movement in 1832 and its design by architect Patrick Byrne reflects this. This tour will focus on this design as well as the layout of the cemetery and some of the monuments and those that sculpted them.

The mortuary chapel and its architect, J.J. McCarthy, Ireland’s pre-eminent architect of Catholic churches will also feature.

Also designed by renowned Dublin architect Patrick Byrne, the O’Connell tower measures an impressive 55 metres and is still one of the highest structures in Dublin. The iconic tower, its architecture and construction will also be covered on this unique insight into one of Dublin’s most visited heritage sites.

The Tour will cover the cemetery itself and include the design and layout of the cemetery and its original purpose as part of the Victorian Garden Cemetery movement. Information on some of the sculptors, the design of the iconic O’Connell Tower and its construction will be given. The Tours will also encompass the architecture and design of the chapel and its surroundings.

This tour is pre-book only.

Accessibility Information

Accessible Toilets
Assistance Dogs welcome

Photography Credit
© Copyright Dublin Cemeteries Trust


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