This is a tour where you learn about the ‘Who’s who’ of Irish History. You are in for a learning adventure into the cemetery where some 1.6 million people have been buried. Talk about an expedition into truths stranger than fiction! This cemetery holds the decays of men like Daniel O’Connell, Michael Collins, Roger Casement, Charles Stewart Parnell, Maud Gonne, Constance Markievicz to name a few.
After meeting your guide, you will visit the resting place of one Ireland’s most important citizens, Daniel O’Connell. O’Connell was the man responsible for Catholic emancipation in the early 19th century. You may choose to climb up the O’Connell tower and take in stunning views over the city, cemetery and the Irish Sea
Move on to the burial place of other city heroes like Michael Collins or Constance Markievicz, the first woman to be elected into the British House of Commons. On this tour, you will learn about Ireland’s rich history as you consume the stories of these heroes.
What other perks are included? Beyond entry into the Museum and exhibition area, you will also 10% off your spending in the Tower Café. That’s not all. You will be given a genealogy voucher worth EUR 5.00 which allows people to search the extensive burial records at Glasnevin. And don’t forget, your tour guide will be in close proximity throughout the time.
Tourists love this tour. One said, “If you're looking to learn more about Ireland's prominent historical figures this is the tour for you”. That comment is spot on! If you want to learn more about Irish history through the stories of her historical leaders, take this tour.