Glasnevin Cemetery has been at the heart of some of the key moments and events in modern Irish history.
See where many of the iconic figures from that history are buried: Daniel O’Connell, Michael Collins, Eamon de Valera, and Countess Markievicz to name just a few.
Glasnevin Cemetery holds a special place for Joyceans and a link with Dalkey, in that a chapter of Ulysses, was set there. Similarly therefore, Bloomsday is celebrated there as it is here in Dalkey Castle.
Glasnevin is now a significant destination for visitors, tourists and scholars who wish to learn more of the people and events which shaped the Ireland of today. It is a place of extraordinary social, cultural and historical significance that has earned it the title ‘Ireland’s National Cemetery’.