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 and museum
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.
One Million Dubliners, the documentary dedicated to the Dublin cemetery, is on the Galway Film Fleadh @FilmFleadh screens right now.
Glasnevin Cemetery has a museum too, with a great social media presence: a YouTube Channel and the Twitter account @glasnevinmuseum.
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.