We head to Glasnevin Cemetery to the north of Dublin City – and find out there is a lot more to it than meets the eye.
Glasnevin cemetery is probably the most famous cemetery in Ireland. It lies just to the north of Dublin city – and holds so many Irish individuals of note that it holds very interesting tours (mostly above ground, but also into Daniel O’Connell’s crypt.
We caught up with Anne Kilcoyne and Carina asked her to tell us a little more about the cemetery before we went on a tour:
We then went on a very entertaining and educational tour – which even included an actor playing Padraig Pearse, the leader of the 1916 rising – here he is giving the same speech that he gave at the graveside of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa:
What a great way of surprising us with history! This tour is to be recommended – and well worth a detour from Dublin City centre.
- You can see more on Glasnevin cemetery here.
- You can see more on Dublin City as part of our County Dublin Homelands feature here.
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Slán for now, Mike & Carina.
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Have a look at the exact location we visited in Google Maps below: