Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin’s most important cemetery is actually an open-air museum.
We have collected some of our photos taken in Glasnevin in these two galleries.
The cemetery that “contains more than a million of Dubliners” on a cloudy day.
Glasnevin Cemetery houses the mortal remains of some of the most important personalities of the Irish history and culture.
Among them: Charles Stewart Parnell, Michael Collins, Éamon de Valera, the writer Brendan Behan and Luke Kelly (The Dubliners), author of the greatest interpretation of Patrick Kavanagh’s On Raglan Road.
A group of volunteers has surveyed over twenty-five thousand burials.
The monumental cemetery is located on the outskirts of the city, so it is not part of the “classic” Dublin tour.
Nevertheless it deserves attention: it is a place full of history and a visit can be a very moving experience.