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TY Tour Guide Programme
Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum 


This TY programme is available throughout the academic year. Teachers should contact us directly to book in a TY group.



Glasnevin Cemetery

Finglas Road


County: Dublin North
Offer Preferences  2 Seperate Day Sessions

School Programme 

Company/Organisation Profile 

Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum are both the guardians and storytellers for over 1.5 million people. From the ordinary to the truly extraordinary, these people helped shape the Ireland of today. Our aim is to share their stories and times with you through tours of the cemetery, a visit to the museum or through a genealogy search for your family history.

Glasnevin Trust  is run by an executive management team and governed by the Dublin Cemeteries Committee, a voluntary not-for-profit body originally established by Daniel O’Connell in 1828.

The Trust’s mission today remains as it was handed down from Daniel O’Connell; “to bury people of all religions and none”.

The Trust operates five cemeteries: Dardistown, Glasnevin, Goldenbridge, Newlands Cross and Palmerstown as well as two crematoria at Glasnevin and Newlands Cross.

Glasnevin Museum is the world's first cemetery museum. Visitors can explore the history and the lives of the people that are buried there.


Placement Details 

We are offering a one of a kind Transition Year Tour Guiding Programme, designed to give students an experience of the real life world of tour guiding, the tourism industry and customer service.

Students have the opportunity to develop skills in research and public speaking while building self-confidence.

The programme is split across two visits: during the first visit, students are given a demonstration by one of Glasnevin Cemetery Museum’s tour guides on the tourism industry, the golden rules of customer service and the skills needed to research and deliver a tour. All students are then given a topic to study back in the classroom.

When students return for their second visit they step into the shoes of the tour guide and present to their class at the grave of a historical figure.

A certificate of completion is presented to all who take part in the TY Tour Guiding Programme.


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