The Dead Interesting tour gives an alternative view of the varied heritage that Ireland’s largest cemetery holds and the history within its walls.
Visitors will learn of its sculpture, symbolism, architecture, art, sporting heroes, horticulture, natural life and much more.
They will visit the graves and hear the stories of little-known figures such as;
- Maria Higgins, a woman who died once yet was buried twice in Glasnevin
- An Irish chaplain who witnessed the liberation of Bergen Belsen concentration camp
- The man who cut the ribbon and opened Sydney Harbour Bridge when he wasn’t meant to
- The vault that held secrets during the Irish War of Independence
- And many more.
A tour that is for those both well acquainted with the cemetery and those who have never visited before, the secret history of Ireland’s most well-known cemetery.
Visitors will also learn about the harsh realities of life in Dublin in bygone times, hear the stories of gravediggers and grave robbers, cholera epidemics, and world wars. The natural beauty of the grounds merges with a who’s who of Irish history through which experienced, knowledgeable, and entertaining guides take visitors on a memorable journey through the impeccably preserved Victorian cemetery.
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum is a 2018 Travellers’ Choice Award Winner.