- Museum entry with cemetery tour lasting around one-hour
- Irish history traced through 1.5 million buried in cemetery including Daniel O'Connell
- €10 worth of credit to use on extensive genealogy search
- Exhibitions include The Milestone Gallery and City of the Dead
- On-site cafe serves refreshments
- Plus entry to National Botanic Gardens
About This Deal
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum celebrates Ireland's social and political heritage. The Victorian burial site marks the resting place of over 1.5 million famous figures, numbering the likes of Daniel O'Connell, Michael Collins and Countess Markievicz. Walking tours see a seasoned historian lead visitors about the site for up to 60-minutes, delivering anecdotes concerning the crypts, their residents and the region's history. Guests can then trace their own roots with €10 worth of credits to perform genealogy searches, or visit a cafe for refreshments. Admission also includes entry to the neighbouring National Botanic Gardens, home to over 300 endangered species of flora from around the world.
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€12 for admission and a tour for two people (50% off*)
€15 for admission and a tour for a family of four
Groupon Asks Luke Portess how touch screens, grave robbers and the 'Great Liberator' have helped shape Glasnevin Museum.
G: What's the story behind the museum?
"It was opened in April 2010 within the walls of Glasnevin Cemetery. The cemetery was established back in 1832 by the 'Great Liberator' Daniel O’Connell for the purpose of burying 'people of all religions and none' with dignity. A wealth of Ireland’s historical figures rest side by side in what has become Ireland’s Necropolis, now preserved by Glasnevin Trust."
G: Which historical figures?
"Many renowned names from the worlds of politics, arts and sports rest here, including Michael Collins, Eamon De Valera, James Larkin, Maud Gonne MacBride, Countess Markievicz, Charles Stewart Parnell, Michael Cusack, Luke Kelly and Brendan Behan, to name a few."
G: Tell us more about the exhibits.
"Permanent exhibitions include City of the Dead, a history of the cemetery featuring a reconstruction of a grave robber conducting his grim and grizzly business. The Milestone Gallery is home to the Milestone Timeline, a touch screen table containing 200 life stories spanning almost 200 years, illustrating the links between the different people to tell the story of modern Ireland."
G: What can visitors expect take away from visiting Glasnevin?
"Glasnevin Cemetery Museum is both the guardian and storyteller for over 1.5 million people. From the ordinary to the truly extraordinary, these people helped shape the Ireland of today."
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum earned an emphatic 5/5 stars from TripAdvisor users, and also holds a Certificate of Excellence for 2013. Reviewers found tour guides informative and personable, and praised their enlightening, historic anecdotes. The breadth of museum attractions and well-stocked cafe garnered further plaudits.
Details verified 12/11/2013.
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Purchase: Limit 1 per 2 adults or family of 2 adults and 2 children under 16 years. May buy 10 additional as gifts.
Booking: Not required. Present printed Groupon on arrival.
Restrictions: Valid Mon-Fri 10am-5pm; Sat-Sun and Bank Holidays 11am-5pm. Tours are Mon-Sun 11.30am and 2.30pm. Lasts approx. 1 hour. Must arrive 30 minutes prior to tour starting. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. May be cancelled due to weather conditions/insufficient numbers. Valid on option purchased only.
Original values: *Discount applies to selected options only. Verified using merchant's website on 8 Nov 2014.
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